GARD - The GAmes Research Database

Games Research Database


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Introduction to GARD

GARD is intended to be a resource for researchers. It is publicly available, but on a “not for profit basis” and is subject to copyright and reproduction rights restrictions. Permission is required for the use of the material for commercial purposes, or for multiple image reproduction. For single images we ask for an acknowledgement and where an image is published on a website, we ask for a hyperlink back to our website.

Note: there is restricted access to certain pictures and details to protect copyright and/or privacy. For example we have images of designs for games lodged at the Designs Registry. Application can be made for researchers and contributors to have access to these, or to specific portions, subject to conditions.

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GARD Participation

Using GARD - Instructions and Descriptions of Repositories

How GARD deals with historical dates


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For more ancient games through to around 1800, you may also wish to peruse Jocari, a large online database of game information from Belgium.