Popular Science's history isn't all flying cars and geodesic domes. Readers of the past liked to have fun, too! Unfortunately, their opportunities to do so, as far as we can tell, were somewhat limited.
An 1892 issue of the magazine spells out the purpose of games, in case you didn't know: "They afford needful relaxation to the mind, pleasant diversions to the invalid and afflicted, promoting acquaintance and fellowship."
Here are 10 games that range from mildly exciting to about as fun as sorting laundry (literally--see "Wash Day" from 1931). Nearly all of these articles came with DIY instructions. Would you still play Scrabble if you had to carve each piece yourself?
This article originally appeared on PopularScience.com February 10, 2012.
My family created a board game in the 1980's. It was about Global domination of nuclear warfare. Please check it out here, and you can still buy it. There is a small underground group that still plays it from all my friends and family to tons of people that bought an original version in the 80's. Get in on the action!
I agree, cultural stuff in 30's and 40's was cr*p.
But they do give you a better appreciation for the positive impacts mass media and convenient, long-distance communication have had on our society. (It's a nice counterbalance with the negative impacts we see every day.)
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