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Event:
BEYOND DREIDEL: THE GAMES WE’VE PLAYED
Start:
April 27, 2014 1:00 pm
End:
April 27, 2014 2:30 pm
Women playing mah jongg in the Catskills, c. 1960.
Collection of Harvey Abrams

Sunday, April 27th at 1:00pm

 

Speaker Marvin Pinkert, Museum Director

 

Included with Museum admission

 

The die is cast.  In preparing to host Project Mah Jongg, museum director and board game enthusiast, Marvin Pinkert has been investigating the bigger picture of Jewish involvement with games across at least four millennia.  See some of the surprising facts he has discovered about the Jews who played chess, bridge, and other table games.  Learn how Jewish promoters, packagers and salesmen created some of the most popular game trends of the last century.  Marvin promises new insights for game mavens and novices alike.