Day 28 Twenty-eight Dominoes
June 28, 1914. Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, was assassinated in Sarajevo along with his wife, Duchess Sophie. This assassinated started a domino effect resulting in World War I.
There are 28 dominoes in a full set of dominoes. Do you like to play dominoes? Do you like to play games? Why or Why not? What are your favorite games? Tell us about a time you played a game with friends or family.
Or write about The Big Game from your high school or college days.
Maybe you don’t like game playing, especially in relationships. Write about that.
Alternative: Write about your favorite pizza.
This is just a few of the games that my children have in the toy cupboard. More have been collected over the years and include Mr Potato Head, Barbie and Action Man toys, as well as Hungry Hippos, card and board games, Cranium and the Bronco Billy game (a favorite of mine, in which the donkey kicks of objects that are placed on his back, by means of a spring).
I discovered in a recent post that games go back centuries, and children have been playing them for years, from the Ancient Egyptian and Roman civilizations, through to the Victorian and modern times.
The earliest board game was invented by the Egyptians (around 3,000 BC!) and was called Senet. It was very similar to our modern game of Dice, having painted numbers and drawings on blocks
Forward to modern times, and the most popular games today are to be found on Playstations, PCs, and Xboxes and include ; Grand Theft Auto V, Fallout 4, Pokemon X, League of Legends, and World of Warcraft (which has been turned into a film, I believe).
It seems our enjoyment of games is the same today as it was for our ancestors.