In the United Kingdom we have about 60.000 pubs, some of them with a long history and tradition. Since old times people always played games in the pubs, between a drink and another, English people always find Some time to play traditional pubs games such as darts, board games, quizzes, mind games, card games, role games etc.
Probably is for this reason that United Kingndom has a great history of gaming and was one of the first nations in the world to develop and create modern board games as we all know today.
some traditional pub games have been lost during the years, but some others became worldwide famous and they’re still played and loved by the new generations. Dominos, skittles, table football, pub quiz games, those are the evergreen games still played around in all Great Britain’s pubs.
If you want to learn more about this narrow and fascinating history, there’s an interesting book written by Arthur Taylor called “Played at the Pub: The Pub Games of Britain”, in which the author retrace all the most important stories and anecdotes related to pubs games, with images, narrations and attestations.
After reading this book next time we go to our favorite pub we can explain ,during a gaming, contest to our friends all the real story of the most famous pubs games!