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Parlour Games for Modern Families
This book is bursting with games of logic and memory, wordplay, card games, role-play, and rough and tumble. Not a single game requires equipment that you won’t find in your average home: a pack of cards, a dictionary, an hourglass, dice, paper, and pen. You can play to your heart’s content without wasting a single natural resource — except perhaps the delicious jam tart, recipe found herein.
Games are organised thematically and referenced for age-appropriateness. All are set out with clear rules and instructions. There are games that will challenge and stimulate you, and games that will have you in fits; games that can last all night, and games to fill that empty half-hour before tea; games for adults and older children, and games for your four-year-old’s birthday party.
With Parlour Games for Modern Families, a book for fun-lovers aged four to 104, the authors wind back the clock to remind you of games you’d forgotten and then a whole lot more. Remember: there is always time enough for playing. So, gather the family together; ask over some friends. Warm the milk for hot cocoa, play Squeak Piggy Squeak, and watch the good feeling spread; see it grow exponentially. Whether you dip into it as the urge takes you, or read it from cover to cover, a very good time is guaranteed.
Book of the Year for Older Children in the 2010 Australian Book Industry Awards.