Gaming Away Social Distancing. Deal or Duel: An Alexander Hamilton Card Game

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Game Box for Deal or Duel (Eric Sterner)

Among his many aphorisms, Ben Franklin reportedly said “games lubricate the body and the mind.”  Given the large number of quotes attributed to the sage, it is suspect.  But, his generation certainly understood games, both as a way of sharpening the mind and passing time in amicable company.  Franklin was fond of chess, but not above games of chance and gambling.  George and Martha Washington often played different card games with their guests.  George, of course, also made an occasional wager, particularly when traveling on business.  Even today, many parlors in restored colonial homes will contain a gaming table. Continue reading “Gaming Away Social Distancing. Deal or Duel: An Alexander Hamilton Card Game”