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Games

Games are one of the oldest forms of social interaction on earth. Games of all sorts date back to ancient times. The oldest complete game set ever found is called the "Royal Game of Ur," which dates back to 3000 BC. Also called the "Game of Twenty Squares," it was a race game played with pawns and dice. Other early games include Senet, played in Egypt around 3100 BC and an early predecessor of Backgammon, played in what is now Iran around 3000 BC.

More recently, the first commercial board games were produced in the 1700s and early 1800s. These games were often designed to teach an educational or moral topic. By the later 1800s, they were evolving into modern board games, including "The Checkered Game of Life" first produced by Milton Bradley in 1860, Parcheesi copy written in the United States by E.G. Selchow & Co. in 1869, and "The Landlord's Game," patented in 1904, which was the inspiration for the game of Monopoly.

Game collectors are attracted to the colorful board and boxes and interesting game pieces of vintage games. Hand painted or lithographed game boards are the attraction for antique games from the 1800s. Collectors of Monopoly games often look for the early metal game pieces. Some collectors search for games that they played as children.

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(19) Boxed Sega CD Games & (3) Sega Saturn Games
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(19) Boxed Sega CD Games & (3) Sega Saturn Games
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Est: $150- $300
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Group of 50+ Vintage Atari Games, Various Systems
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Group of 50+ Vintage Atari Games, Various Systems
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Est: $100- $300
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Vintage Video Game System Lot, Atari, Sega, Etc
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Est: $150- $300
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Collection of Miscellaneous Items
Feb 21, 9:00 AM EST
Collection of Miscellaneous Items
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$9010 Bids
Magic the Gathering TCG. Plateau, Revised. Dual Land card. . Near Mint.
Feb 22, 12:00 PM GMT
Magic the Gathering TCG. Plateau, Revised. Dual Land card. . Near Mint.
by Ewbank's
Est: £120- £150
£1209 Bids
Gottlieb El Dorado Vintage Pinball Machine
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Gottlieb El Dorado Vintage Pinball Machine
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Sony Limited Edition Call Of Duty PlayStation 4 PS4 Console
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
Sony Limited Edition Call Of Duty PlayStation 4 PS4 Console
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
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Game Boy Advance Max Payne in Box with Manuals LOT 696
Feb 25, 5:00 PM EST
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by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
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A Vintage Simon Computer Controlled Game, In Original Box, MB Electronics 1978
Feb 22, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Vintage Simon Computer Controlled Game, In Original Box, MB Electronics 1978
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Est: AUD40- AUD60
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(5) Boxed Super Nintendo Racing Games
Feb 21, 10:00 AM EST
(5) Boxed Super Nintendo Racing Games
by Weiss Auctions
Est: $100- $300
$1206 Bids
Magic the Gathering TCG. Plateau, Revised. Dual Land card. . Good Condition.
Feb 22, 12:00 PM GMT
Magic the Gathering TCG. Plateau, Revised. Dual Land card. . Good Condition.
by Ewbank's
Est: £100- £130
£906 Bids
Magic the Gathering TCG. 5x Island (V1), Alpha. .
Feb 22, 12:00 PM GMT
Magic the Gathering TCG. 5x Island (V1), Alpha. .
by Ewbank's
Est: £100- £150
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Lot of 342 | Pokemon Trading Card Collection
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Lot of 342 | Pokemon Trading Card Collection
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Est: $5- $300
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(18) Boxed Nintendo Famicom & Super Famicom Games
Feb 21, 10:00 AM EST
(18) Boxed Nintendo Famicom & Super Famicom Games
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Est: $100- $200
$1105 Bids
Early Parker Brothers, Game of Sambo
Feb 21, 10:00 AM EST
Early Parker Brothers, Game of Sambo
by Weiss Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$605 Bids
(4) Boxed Super Nintendo Games & 2 Empty Boxes
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(4) Boxed Super Nintendo Games & 2 Empty Boxes
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Est: $100- $300
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Group Of 32 Mosaic Style Pottery Chess Pieces
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Feb 22, 12:00 PM GMT
Magic the Gathering TCG. Juzam Djinn, Arabian Nights. . Played.
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Est: £600- £900
£4605 Bids

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