132: The picture is of the stretch of Michigan Avenue in front of the Art Institute in downtown Chicago that also has the honorary name “Swami Vivekananda Way” to commemorate his famous speech to the Parliament of the World’s Religions there.
This is a game dating back to the 1850s/60s. What is it about? Who were the players?
An update about tomorrow’s QFI meeting: Our quiz master for tomorrow, CK (Karthik Chandrasekhar) plans to have a prelim followed by a final. So please be on time and do bring pen and paper.
Details of the meeting (Sent out earlier by Gopal)
Date – 26th October, 2008 (Sunday)
Time – 10 AM
Venue – PS Senior Secondary School, # 33, Alarmelmangapuram,
Mylapore, Chennai 600 004
OK, wild guess!
The game has something to do with the Crimean war and the ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’, in particular. The objective of the game is to escape the valley of death.
“Officers and Sepoys”, a variation on Fox & Geese introduced in the 1860s to play on the hype of the 1857 war.
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