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Book on traditional Indian board games released in Germany

Indian Traditional Board Games — A Guide to the Art of Play’ a booklet jointly authored by R G Singh, H S Dharmendra and Dr Dilip Kumar, and published by Ramsons Kala Pratishtana was launched at the XIX International Board Games Colloquium took place at Nuremberg on recently.

Prior to the book release R G Singh, Secretary, Ramsons Kala Pratishtana (RKP) of Mysuru, gave a talk on Mummadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar’s illustrated manuscript on chess and other board games, ‘Chaduranga Chakra.’ Two other books were released at the same time.

Die Teilnehmer des Board Game Studies Colloquium XIX im Deutsche
A section of the audience in Pellerhaus where the Colloquium was held

The Indian Board Game Survey’ by R K Bhattacharya, I L Finkel and Lok Nath Soni, and ‘Ancient Egyp-tians at Play’ by Walter Crist, Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi and Alex de Vogt by the authors themselves.

Nuremberg which is known in Europe and the Western world as the ‘ City of museums ‘ is also acclaimed as the ‘City of German Board Games’ and ‘ City of toys.’The Games Colloquium was held at the German Games Archives which is housed in a three-storied building, The Pellerhaus, in

The Games Colloquium was held at the German Games Archives which is housed in a three-storied building, The Pellerhaus, in
Nuremberg. The facility is managed by the German Municipal Museums and is home to 30,000 games. There is also a specialty library of 7,000 volumes of both German and foreign books, magazines and trade journals. The German Games Archives is considered by the people and the government as a ‘Treasured Cultural Asset.’

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