Excellent board game exhibit at The Base, Greenham
The Base, Greenham is making a name for itself for its stunning exhibits. The recent “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” exhibition was extremely popular.
The last exhibition, “Game plan – board games rediscovered”Traces the history of board games from ancient games in Greece, Egypt, China and Persia to today’s digital games – with all your family favorites in between.
Presented in conjunction with the Victoria and Albert Museum, planning for the exhibit took months and invaluable artifacts are on display. There is a game “Senet”, which dates back over two thousand years, and an example of the oldest known board game.
I think everyone can find some of their favorite games here. It’s quite delicious. I particularly liked seeing “Risk”. It means aiming for world domination. For some reason, it brought out the worst in me and my family could almost count the seconds until the big occasion when I sent the board and its hundreds of coins flying across the room as it burst out.
The event offers special attractions for children. There are games and activities they can play. There is regular cleaning of the exhibits between visitor sessions.
“Game plan – Rediscovered board games” is in progress at the Greenham base until Sunday September 5th and is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (last entry at 4:15 pm). Tickets can be reserved on the The Greenham base website. There is a ‘Base Pass’ available which allows unlimited access to the gallery for 12 months from £ 20.
The base is in Greenham Business Park. There is a good parking lot next to it. A visit to The Base can be combined with a session at the Honesty Cafe and, perhaps, a brisk walk to the nearby Greenham and Crookham Commons.