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BOARD GAMES AND PARLOOUR GAMES IN THE 1930'S

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Transcript of BOARD GAMES AND PARLOOUR GAMES IN THE 1930'S

BOARD GAMES AND PARLOUR GAMES IN THE 1930'S
ABOUT BOARD GAMES AND PARLOUR GAMES IN THE 1930'S
Board games, card games, sports and yard games were some of the few things that entertained people during the Great Depression, which occurred on the 29th of October 1929.
The most entertaining and popular games in the the 1930’s was Scrabble, Monopoly, Sorry!, The Game of Life, Chutes and Ladders.
To stay entertained children would have to be creative about the way they spent their time without spending money.
The best selling board game at the time was Monopoly
MONOPOLY
Monopoly is one of the worlds most best selling board games of all time.
It was invented in the 1930’s.
It showed greediness by allowing players to go from poor to the richest in the game by having people stop on their property and investing in properties.
Around the board you could end up in jail, by train stations, or even win contests and collect money.
The game was suitable for every age.

THE GREAT DEPRESSION
During the Great Depression, it was a very difficult time for the people of Australia.
With hardly any jobs and less money, it was very difficult to make children happy.
Children in the great depression would play in the yard or find things to play with or do.
It was very difficult for parents to keep their children occupied

HOW GAMES IN THE 1930'S RELATE TO JOHN STEINBECK AND HIS NOVELS
John Steinbeck grew up in a wealthy family.
Steinbeck was very interested in economics and the poor, such as farmers or labourers.
He had spent a lot of time with these people and shared many experiences with them.
Because he spent so much time with them, he knew how hard it was to support the children of the farmers and labourers with games and entertainment.
He would also play games with children that he met.
BOARD GAMES AND PARLOUR GAMES
Another game played in the 1930's was the popular game of miniature golf.
This game was firstly a mans only game and women were forbidden to play this.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1016?articleID=79776
http://www.ehow.com/info_7982765_childrens-games-1930s.html
http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/great-depression
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