Game History Links

The History of Gaming & Game Information

The Origins of Toys & Games:

http://www.historychannel.com/cgi-bin/frameit.cgi?p=http%3A//www.historychannel.com/exhibits/toys/index.html

 

The Online Guide to Traditional Games - History and Useful Information

http://www.tradgames.org.uk/

 

http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~hist269/Ludography.htm

          links to many games.

 

The History of Board Games

http://kootweb.com/games/gamesh.html

          very brief description

 

http://boardgames.about.com/msub20.htm?once=true&

          I think this is the one that you had, just in a new home.

 

http://boardgames.about.com/cs/gamesaz/

 

The Royal Game of Ur and Tau

http://www.tradgames.org.uk/games/Royal-Game-Ur.htm

 

 The History of Chess

http://boardgames.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fweb.ukonline.co.uk%2Fjames.masters%2FTraditionalGames%2FChess.htm

 

The History of Backgammon 

http://boardgames.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fweb.ukonline.co.uk%2Fjames.masters%2FTraditionalGames%2FBackgammon.htm

 

The History of Mancala

http://boardgames.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fweb.ukonline.co.uk%2Fjames.masters%2FTraditionalGames%2FMancala.htm

 

The History of Playing Cards

http://otal.umd.edu/~vg/amst205.F97/vj14/cards/history.html

 

The History of Go

http://www.tradgames.org.uk/games/Wei-Chi.htm

The History of Cribbage

http://www.tradgames.org.uk/games/Cribbage.htm

 

The History of Dominoes

http://boardgames.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamecabinet.com%2Frules%2FDominoIntro.html

 

The History of the Yo Yo

http://www.duncan-toys.com/history/index.html

http://toyscollectibles.allinfo-about.com/features/yoyo.html

 

Moksha-Patamu

http://www.tradgames.org.uk/games/Moksha-Patamu.htm

 

History of Monopoly

http://www.historychannel.com/cgi-bin/frameit.cgi?p=http%3A//www.historychannel.com/exhibits/toys/i

http://www.monopoly.com/

Matchbox Cars

http://www.matchboxtoys.com/2001/collectibles/history/index.asp

 

Pooh Bear

http://www.just-pooh.com/history.html

 

Barbie

http://www.historychannel.com/cgi-bin/frameit.cgi?p=http%3A//www.historychannel.com/exhibits/toys/barbie.html

http://www.dolls4play.com/barbiehistory.html

 

The History of the Olympic Games

http://www.museum.olympic.org/scripts/the_games/the_games_e.asp

 

Mathematical games and recreations

http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Mathematical_games.html

 

Lego

http://www.lego.com/eng/info/history.asp

 

Paintball

http://www.monmouth.com/~paintballs/history.htm

 

Casino Games

http://www.omnicasino.com/

http://www.fastodds.com/gamerules.htm

 

Video Game History

http://www.emuunlim.com/doteaters/

http://videogames.org/

http://www.geekcomix.com/vgh/

http://www.videotopia.com/        

            VIDEOTOPIA  explores humanity's first giant leap into interactive electronic media - - the videogame. As         the industry grew, its influence on developing technologies grew as well. The goal of this exhibition is to       communicate the dramatic impact these games have had on our lives and our culture.

               Understanding this often overlooked technology is necessary if we are to make informed choices about the                           evolving uses of computers and videogames -- today, and as they develop with the technology of the future.                VIDEOTOPIA explores such areas of relevant cultural influence, in addition to the science and applied    technology behind the games. Videogames are largely responsible for the widespread acceptance of computers      by the public. The exhibits and displays in VIDEOTOPIA communicate the impact these games and their           technology have had on our culture. A walk through VIDEOTOPIA engages each visitor in the worlds that       support the worlds of virtual reality, videogames, artificial intelligence, and computers. Three areas of exhibits                explore the artistry, technology, and human experience of interactivity.

               VIDEOTOPIA was born out of the desire to teach and entertain, to enlighten as well as preserve.

          "The games of a people reveal a great deal about them." -Marshall           McLuhan

          "I don't believe anyone ever expected videogames to have such a           fundamental impact on our society in so many areas. [They] have           become an integral part of the fabric of American life, changing the           way we think, the way we learn, and the way we see the future." -Dr.           Christopher Geist, Chair of the department of Popular Culture at Bowling           Green University, member of the Videotopia Advisory Panel.

 

Classic Gaming

http://classicgaming.com/

Role Playing Games

History of RPGs

http://ptgptb.humbug.org.au/issue-index.html

(rpg)Gaming links

http://ptgptb.humbug.org.au/0001/links1.html

Everquest

http://www.rpi.edu/~vriesg/g%26g/EQ.html

Sims

http://thesims.ea.com/index.phtml

Sega

http://dreamcast.ign.com/

Sony Playstation

http://ps2.ign.com/news/15383.html

http://www.us.playstation.com/

http://ps2.ign.com/

Microsoft Games

http://www.microsoft.com/games/

MechWarrior 4:Vengeance

http://www.microsoft.com/games/mechwarrior4/

The Playful World

http://199.245.246.36/index_presence.htm