Games of Art is a book of games, including seven classic games designed by Sid Sackson. Each game can be played in 15 to 60 minutes by 2, 3, or 4 players, with each wielding one of the four colored dry erase markers provided in the package. Each page is laminated and fully erasable, ensuring great re-playability. Each game includes a short biography of the title artist, followed by short, illustrated rules (less than one page per game) and a full-page diagram of the game. Teachers and players are encouraged to copy the diagrams so that everyone can play these games simultaneously. Included are games named after and reminiscent of the styles of the iconic modern artists Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee, Joan Miro, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Jean Arp, Ferdinand Springer, and Victor Vasarely.
WARNING: Each time you play the game, you will be creating a work of art that you will be tempted to frame and hang!
In the words of Sid Sackson, “Games mean many things to many people; to me they are an art form of great potential beauty. Just as a composer’s creation is brought to life by the performing musicians, a game inventor’s creation is brought to life by the players of the game. When the creation is inspired and the players are talented, a true work of art results. I have attempted to add a new visual dimension to the art of games. As each game is played, a colorful drawing is formed. Because these drawings are reminiscent in style of the works of different modern masters of abstract art, I have named the games in honor of the artists.”