The Games Board


Welcome. We are a group of game historians. Our members' interests spans a diverse pantheon of gaming subjects from playing cards to pub games, ancient board games to Ludo, gaming counters to Ping Pong. A particular area of interest is British manufactured games published around the Victorian and Edwardian eras (1750-1910) together with their manufacturers such as Jaques, F.H.Ayres and Roberts Bros.

Launched in 2007, our website is growing and is centred around GARD, a database of historically interesting information and pictures. Included are copyright, design and patent registrations, books relating to games, information on significant game collections, and more than 3000 actual examples of games, 2500 of which have pictures.

For the General Public


GARD - Games Research Database

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Game Collections / Museums


For GARD Participants