The Games Board

Games Research Database


Game Collections

About the Games Board





Welcome to the Games Board. We are a group of game Historians. Our particular area of interest is British manufactured games published around the Victorian and Edwardian eras (1750-1910) although some members' expertise extends to other areas such as gaming counters, pub games and the history of game publishers and manufacturers like Jaques and F.H.Ayres.

Launched in 2007, our website is growing and incorporates GARD, a database of historically interesting information and pictures. Included are copyright, design and patent registrations, hundreds of examples of antique games, game collections and books relating to games.

We will also provide some information about Museums and other significant Collections of games and intend to also publish adhoc articles on the History of Games.