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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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Est: AUD150- AUD200
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Est: AUD100- AUD200
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A Logitech G923 TRUEFORCE Racing Wheel & Pedals for PS5 PS4 & PC
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by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD300- AUD400
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2002 BULBASAUR CGC 10
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by Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.
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Est: $0- $0
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Est: $0- $0
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Alphabet Of Country Scenes
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Large Group of Antique Board & Other Games
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A Collection of Fourteen Party Games, Including Bed, Wed, Dead & Scrabble, All Items Have Damaged Packaging
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A Collection of Fourteen Party Games, Including Bed, Wed, Dead & Scrabble, All Items Have Damaged Packaging
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Nintendo controllers and other
May 30, 10:00 AM EDT
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by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $60- $120
$303 Bids
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by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
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15+ PlayStation 3 games call of duty II, GTA V,
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Est: $0- $0
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2013 Topps Wacky Packages 5th Series 5 Puzzle Set Matthew Kirscht Cram Sketch
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2013 Topps Wacky Packages 4th Series 4 Puzzle Set Brent Engstom Windhex Sketch
May 26, 3:00 PM EDT
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2013 Topps Wacky Packages 3rd Series 3rd Puzzle Set Matthew Kirscht Neveready Sketch
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Sellers Who Sell Games


Caff's Collectibles

Caff's Collectibles

Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.

Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.

Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers

Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers

R & R Auction INC

R & R Auction INC