Give your kids a glimpse of past this month
The seventies and eighties were a wonderful time for game playing as entertainment. The board games industry was moving forward leaps and bounds, adding lights and buzzes to previously silent games in an attempts to stay ahead of the newly emerging digital home entertainment industry, which was spearheaded by Atari and its now iconic wood-veneer console.
In today's world, where we can play a universe of games on the phones in our pockets, this heady era marked the high water line for family home entertainment, and its achievements are being marked at the Jersey Museum from 21st to 29th October.
The Retro Games Days exhibition includes all the family favourites, from Pac Man and Space Invaders to Operation and Guess Who. The digital and the analogue are brilliantly represented, offering the chance for parents to give their children a real sense of the delights of their childhoods.
The exhibition has been timed to coincide with the local half-term holiday, so families staying at the Merton can be sure that the museum will be teeming with local children and families, making it well worth a visit.
Retro Games Days is open from 10am to 4pm every day during the period and normal Jersey Museum admission prices apply.
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