Author(s): Jim Pipe; David Antram (Illustrator)
Humans have always loved to play games, from dice games in ancient Iran to board games in the Victorian period. Today, video games are more popular than ever, with players arguing passionately why one console is better than another. Discover the many uses of games: how they can be a teaching aid, exercise our bodies and brains, stimulate our creativity, and bring people together. Excerpts From Experts: The game go may have been invented by Chinese warlords over 4,000 years ago, using pieces of stone to practice different attack strategies. In the 18th century, the Earl of Sandwich dreamed up a sliced bread snack because he didn't want to leave the card table for dinner! Computer games are created by a team of experts that includes designers, programmers, testers, and more. Book jacket.