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Presentation of the book Il manuale dei giochi di tavoliere


Presentation of the book

(The handbook of board games)

by Marino Carpignano

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2023 6 p.m.

“V. Joppi” Civic Library of Udine
Sala Corgnali – Riva Bartolini, 5

For the Dialogues in the Library cycle, the Archivio Italiano dei Giochi-Centro di documentazione della cultura ludica presents Il Manuale dei giochi di tavoliere (The Handbook of Board Games). History, rules, variants by Marino Carpignano. Dario De Toffoli, who wrote the preface, dialogues with the author.
Over 300 abstract games (such as Checkers, Chess, Backgammon, Othello and many others) with clear and concise rules and explanatory diagrams. Much space is devoted to variants of Checkers and historical and oriental chess variants. Did you know that you can play Checkers with as many as 9 different variants and 22 sub-variants?

For the occasion, a number of handcrafted reproductions of ancient boards will be on exhibit, curated by LudenDO●DOcere

Marino Carpignano, an expert promoter of games, particularly abstract games, has been running the leading Italian site of board games and abstract games for 20 years www.pergioco.net

Games, and live games in particular, are a tool for gathering, for knowledge, for personal growth. The handshake before a live game is like the curtain opening at the theater, like the maestro’s baton on the score: the beginning of a dialogue, of a playful, theatrical and even musical confrontation (in English we translate all this as “play”), which cannot be reproduced in front of a screen or a mobile device…