HISTORY OF GAMES AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES. RAFAEL ROJAS AND OLGA PATRICIA SARMIENTO

Timeline created by Olga Patricia Sarmiento
  • 5,000 BCE

    Ancient Egyptian games

    Ancient Egyptian games
    The Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo has indicated that the oldest game from ancient Egypt was called “Senet”. It is a board game that was played by many of the members of the royal families, including Tutankhamun. The way the game was played is that each player rolled dice and, using sticks would try to move the board pieces around and eventually off the board,
  • 2,900 BCE

    Ancient Mesopotamian Games

    Ancient Mesopotamian Games
    The ancient Mesopotamian people loved toys and games. They worshiped their gods every day, but they also found time to play. They invented a board games that today we call checkers. Some of their game sused dice. They made toy bows and arrows, sling shots, boomerangs, hoops, and invented many games that used balls (throwing, tossing, chasing, rolling). They played a game called button buzz. They also loved hunting, boxing, wresting, racing, music, dancing, feasting, and story telling!
  • 1,000 BCE

    Ancient leisure Activities in Israel

    Ancient leisure Activities in Israel
    Music and dancing were performed for ritual purposes for social activities and celebrations.
  • -400 BCE

    Ancient Greeks Games

    Ancient Greeks Games
    Ancient Greeks played games seriously as well as with full dedication, especially physical athletic competition. The Greeks loved to see their people strong, fit, graceful human bodies, particularly boys’ and men’s bodies. Many of the games played in ancient Greece are included in the Olympics of today. Some of these games are boxing, weightlifting, and the pentathlon. Boxing was much the same in ancient Greece as it is today.
  • 1370

    Medieval games and freetime activities.

    Medieval games and freetime activities.
    Chess was widely popular and often a source of gambling entertainment; both in the traditional format and in a simpler version played with dice. Dice were easy to carry and were played in all ranks of society, including the clergy. Some games played during the Middle Ages are still played today, including bowling, prisoner's base, blind man's bluff (also called hoodman's blind), and simple "horseplay". Draughts (checkers) were a popular pastime, as was backgammon.
  • 1500

    Gambling and Card Games in The Renaissance

    Gambling and Card Games in The Renaissance
    The Renaissance was a time of leisure just as much as it was a time of humanist revival. Both the low and middle-class citizens enjoyed playing games, cards, gambling, painting, and music, among other activities.
  • Recreation in América: The Colonial Period

    Recreation in América: The Colonial Period
    Recreation in colonial times consisted of many of the factors that make it what it is today. Considered to be leisure activities, the people of colonial times had both individual and team sports, board games, gambling, card games, and so much more. Whatever was fun at the time was what the people did.
  • The impact of the Industrial Revolution

    The impact of the Industrial Revolution
    These early ritualised leisure activities continued after the influx of people into the early Victorian towns. A Frenchman who witnessed a football game in Derby in 1829, was moved to remark. Football became important in this culture. In an age of social dislocation, the pub also provided the closest thing to home, especially for the single man in lodgings and for the travelling artisan
  • Games and freetime activities in the 90s

    Games and freetime activities in the 90s
    Although men performed the majority of sports activities at this time, opportunities for women, too appeared as the nineteenth century ended. Sports in which women participated included canoeing, rowing, and walking, although by the turn of the century schools began to offer even more sports activities for females, such as gymnastics and basketball. Movie theaters and TV programmes became really iimportant freetime activities.
  • DEFINITION. GIVEN BY Situationist International #9 (1964) "Questionnaire, section 12"D

    DEFINITION. GIVEN BY Situationist International #9 (1964) "Questionnaire, section 12"D
    Free time is time spent away from business, work, job hunting, domestic chores, and education, as well as necessary activities such as eating and sleeping. Situationist International proposes that leisure does not evolve from free time, and free-time is an illusory concept that is rarely fully "free"; economic and social forces appropriate free time from the individual and sell it back to them as the commodity known as "leisure".
  • Games and freetime activities in 2000

    Games and freetime activities in 2000
    Nowadays, people love enjoying media entertainment to reduce the stress. After long day at work or school, people usually feel tired and need to relax. There are many channels such as watching films, listening music and playing games. People love using electronic and entertaining methods, devices, mobile phones and outdoor actions. People also loves doing exercise or playing sports .
  • George Karlis, Leisure and recreation in Canadian society.

    George Karlis, Leisure and recreation in Canadian society.
    In Canada, a cold country with winter's long nights, and summer's extended daylight, favorite leisure activities include horse racing, team sports such as hockey, singalongs, roller skating and board games.