hist-games: Games we can talk about

Michael Urban urban at netcom.com
Tue Aug 19 17:56:20 PDT 1997


>    Riversi (aka. Othello): 20th century
>    Monoploy: 20th century
>    Rummy: 19th century
>    Cribbage: 18th century
> 

Reversi is apparently late 19th century, for whatever it's worth.
My 1961 "Goren's Hoyle" has the following introduction to the section
describing the game:

"Reversi was published in London about 1888, and a series of articles
on its strategy, probably by its inventor, Lewis Waterman, was published
in _The Queen_, a periodical devoted to "the affairs of interest to ladies."
One gathers that the _fin de siecle_ ladies were more mathematically-
minded than their descendants."

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