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Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered

The Novium Museum will be throwing the dice ready for a major national touring exhibition from the V&A which delves into the exciting, colourful and creative world of board games.

Opening in March, the  V&A Museum of Childhood's exhibition, Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered will be free to visit and celebrates the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games.

Game Plan presents some of the most iconic, enthralling and visually-striking games from the V&A's outstanding national collection. Alongside current family favourites such as Cluedo, Trivial Pursuit, and traditional games such as Chess, the exhibition looks at historical board games such as The Game of the Goose, as well as beautifully designed games from the 18th and 19th centuries.

This highly interactive exhibition invites people to think about game playing in their lives, and what sort of player they might be.

The Game Plan exhibition features games from around the world, and also explores the important role of design. Selected games are highlighted with a more detailed look at their history and influence. An early design of Monopoly before it was commercially mass produced will be one of the many fascinating exhibits on show.

Game Plan will open at The Novium Museum on Saturday 17 March, closing on Sunday 1 July.