Als passionierte Boardgame-Spielerin teile ich den Call for Blogposts @BoardgameHisto nur allzu gerne: "Mehr als nur Zeitvertreib? Wissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf analoge Spiele"
Mehr als nur Zeitvertreib? Wissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf analoge Spiele. Call for Blogposts anlässlich der SPIEL 2021 (14.-17.10.2021)

A game for our time. Roll the dice.

Das Gemälde „Lavater und Lessing bei Moses Mendelssohn“ (1856) von Moritz Daniel Oppenheim ist ab jetzt in der JMB-# zu sehen. Es zeigt eine fiktive Szene zwischen den 3 Philosophen und ist eine Leihgabe der @magnes Collection of Jewish Art & Life in Berkeley/USA.

The concert pianist and chess master Ladislaus Döry von Jobaháza who was sentenced to death in 1943 and freed in 1945. Döry was a great-grandnephew of Mozart's friend Raymund Wetzlar von Plankenstern. # #


Schach-Sonderausstellung: In der Universitätsbibliothek dreht sich alles um das königliche Spiel
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Considered the father of positional play, French player Francois-Andre Philidor (1726-1795) was the first to develop and publish modern strategical chess ideas as we study them today.

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1975 when # was at the peak of the Fischer boom: Jan Hein Donner simul in #. Photo by Frank Straatemeier in Groninger Archieven:… # #

In his will, the legendary Viennese chess patron Leopold Trebitsch left his "chess friend" Hugo Fähndrich an annual pension of 1600 Kronen. # #

Henry Caro-Delvaille (1876-1928)
Ma femme et ses soeurs (My wife and her sisters), 1904.

Casual chess

Musée Petiet

Different cultures, different games, same circular motifs..

Two dice, one from Gandhara (elongated), c. 1st–3rd century (MET), one Roman 79 AD (British M)
Two chess pieces, a Bishop from Islamic Lands c. 8th–10th century (MET) and a Knight from Tønsberg c. 1200 Norway (NIKU).


Hand colored daguerrotype, c1850. Scotland. Ross & Thomson.

Stereo daguerrotype, 1850s

That mirror in the middle!

National Museums Scotland

This chess piece is a pawn, dated 9th-11th century from Western Islamic Lands, made of stone.

Interesting motifs on it, including a kufi inscription that reads: "Blessing to its owner"


The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ernő Rubik (* 13. Juli 1944) feiert heute seinen 77. Geburtstag. Herzlichen Glückwunsch.


British artist Beryl Cook, Bridge Party, 1997 #


Das # in # ändert im 50. Jahr seines Bestehens den Umgang mit rassistischen Exponaten.………
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Mr Staunton’s victory over M. St Amant transferred to England, for the first time, the sceptre that had been successively wielded by Spain, Italy and France for the last 300 years. #


Block-printed picture of football game as illustration in the book Shi Lin Guang Ji (Through the Forest of Affairs) Mongol-Yuan Dynasty

Exhibition announcement: "Schach. Spiel – Sport – Wissenschaft – Kunst". "Chess. Game – Sport – Science – Art". Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Jena. 14. Juli – 4. Dezember 2021. # # # # # #

@ThulbJena Thematisch passend dazu auch das Objekt des Monats im Juli… # #

Sofonisba Anguissola (c. 1535-1625). Partita a scacchi, 1555

She was one of the few well known female artists of the Italian and Spanish Renaissance. Depicted playing are three of her own sisters, predating the Polgars more than 400 years!

National Museum in Poznan, Poland

Mal wieder eine #-Kampagne für ein selbsttätig ziehendes #­brett. Wer mag die Videos analysieren?…

George Bernard Shaw and his wife playing chess, 1907, by Alfred Stieglitz.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond.

Dublin City, Ireland

The first chess column to appear in a newspaper was published in the Liverpool Mercury on this day in 1813.

Its first chess problem appeared a few weeks later.


Wir nehmen unseren Präsenz-Spielbetrieb im Bürgerhaus Grone wieder auf. Start: Donnerstag, 15.07.2021 um 19.30 Uhr mit unserem Vereinsabend. (Die Trainingsgruppen von Tamara Klink werden nach den Sommerferien ab dem 02.09.2021 # #…

Chess in Codex Buranus (Carmina Burana: Songs from Beuern). An illuminated manuscript of 254 poems and dramatic irreverent, satirical, and critical texts. 11th-12th century, and perhaps 13th century, Austria. f. 92


"Ssangryuk (or Ssanguk) is a game using dice, most commonly played in winter... It has...30 horses and 2 dice. The board... is on average 80x40cm. A die is about 1 cm³ and is made from ivory or bone. Tiger bone is preferred."

this is just poetry, from Wikipedia

Codex Manesse, book of songs & poetry, dated between 1304 and 1340; the most comprehensive collection of ballads and poetry in Middle High German language. Made in Zürich, for the Manesse family.

Otto IV, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal, playing chess.

Heidelberg University

A chess game is depicted in this 12th century fresco on the wall of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation (Le Puy-en-Velay).


Ein # in den 1970ern. Hier ein Bild aus dem Spiel "Lotto. Beim Einkaufen" von F.X.Schmid. #

Chess set of the besieged Leningrad. Series of videos about the CFR Chess Museum's exhibits


YouTube: Chess set of the besieged Leningrad (CFR Chess Federation of Russia)

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The Chess Board, 1921
Herbert Ashwin Budd (1881–1950)
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Huber, Jean. 1721-1786: "Voltaire at a Chess Table"
Switzerland, between 1750 and 1775

The State Hermitage Museum collection

The signature of the great Georg Marco #

Painting by Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (1800-1882) portraying the meeting of scholars Moses Mendelsohn (1729-1786), Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781) and theologian Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801) in Berlin (1763).

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley

These knucklebones are from the Chalcolithic mound in Petko Karavelovo, Bulgaria, and are dated c. 4,400-4,200 BCE.

6000 years of chance games or divination (dialog with the Gods, same thing)...

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