History of gaming to come to Buford

BUFORD -- Gaming has come a long way since kick the can.

On Wednesday, the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center is ready to show you the history of games from all around the world with its new traveling exhibit "Playing Together: Games."

Attendees have a chance to play games that date back more than 3,000 years ago to more modern day activities.

"'Playing Together: Games' is a fun way to build skills and share memories with your family and friends," said Jason West, director of programming and development. "The exhibit highlights games from around the world and across the centuries and demonstrates how people have invented imaginative ways of playing together."

The exhibit is divided into categories of strategy, math, coordination and physical skills. The focal point of the exhibit is an oversized chessboard with game pieces. Other games include Senet from Egypt, Boc-Tin from China and Nine Men's Morris, a strategy game.

The public can invent new games, learn the reactions of players and a room full of board games called the "House of Cards."

"Playing Together: Games" was developed and designed by the Children's Museum of Memphis. It is suitable for all ages and leaves GEHC Sept. 2. For more information, visit www.gwinnettEHC.org.