Games on the Go – Freeze Frame on a Moment in Time

Mah-Jong at bathing beach. Photo by National Photo Company, June 20, 1924

Source: Library of Congress
Caught Our Eyes: May 7, 2014 by Kristi Finefield

Clearly the ladies below are determined to get in their game of Mah-Jongg! A photographer for the National Photo Company snapped a photo of this inventive method of taking a game on the go while still enjoying a cooling dip in the water:

A recent blog post about board games focused on the games themselves, so it seems fitting to turn to images of people playing games. As shown by the bathing beauties above, it sometimes requires a bit of ingenuity to take a game on the road.

NYC boys playing checkers in the street circa 1915.

This group of young boys in a Bain News Service photograph only needed a piece of chalk and their game pieces to create their impromptu game of checkers on a New York City sidewalk. All the world’s a game board, it would seem!

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