The V&A Museum of Childhood is to host a Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered exhibition this autumn.
Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered will be a celebration of the ‘joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games’ and is set to showcase a wealth of games from the V&A’s national collection of games.
Alongside family favourites like Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit, the exhibition will look at historical board games such as The Game of the Goose as well as games from the 18th and 19th centuries. The exhibition will show off more than 100 objects, featuring games from around the world.
Throughout the exhibition, selected games of special interest will be highlighted with a more detailed look at their history and influence. There will be hands-on interactives and the opportunity to become part of one big interactive game which will direct visitors around the exhibition, and invite them to think about game playing in their lives and what sort of player they might be.
The role of design, both in the games themselves and in their marketing, will also be explored throughout the exhibition. It will examine how the design of a game reflects the time and place of its production and how design adapts to different forms of use.
Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered will take place at the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green from October 8th, 2016 to April 23rd, 2017.