PREVIEW: Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered, V&A Museum of Childhood

Do you love board games such as Cluedo and scrabble? Then you will need to pay a visit to the V&A Museum of Childhood from the 8th October, for this exhibition focusing on boardgames. 

Alice in Wonderland chess set, Robin and Nell Dell, 1983. (c) Victoria and Albert Museum,London. 

The V&A Museum of Childhood’s major Autumn exhibition will celebrate the joy and frustration of playing board games and our enduring fascination with them in Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered.

As well as featuring family favourites such as Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit, the exhibition will also look at historical board games such as The Game of Goose among other 18th and 19th century board games.

Game Plan will explore how board games not only entertain those of all ages, but also teach us about a variety of lessons. It will feature over 100 objects including games from around the world and discovering the importance of design.

Cluedo, Waddingtons, England 1950’s. (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 

During the exhibition, selected games of interest are highlighted with detailed information on their history and influence.

The display will also feature hands-on interactive moments and offers visitors an opportunity to become part of one big interactive game, which will direct you around the exhibition and invite you to think about game playing experiences and discover exactly what type of game player you are.

This exhibition is a chance for young and older visitors to rediscover an important part of their childhood and discover a range of boardgames that they have never even heard of. It will be the ultimate gaming experience!

Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered will be on display at the V&A Museum of Childhood from the 8th October until the 23rd April 2016. For more information visit:

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