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From dice to bytes – 200 years of Finnish gaming

8.2. - 31.12.2019

From dice to bytes depicts the development of Finnish games over three centuries. It puts games, players, game paraphernalia and game memories into the spotlight. The displays feature historical board games from the 19th century, rare computer enthusiast magazines from the 1980s as well as a video providing an overview of Finnish video game streaming. Visitors can also try out some of the board and computer games.

The content of the exhibition is primarily comprised of material submitted to the National Library’s National Collection as legal deposit copies, as well as the Brummeriana collection, accumulated and donated to the National Library by Professor Markus Brummer-Korvenkontio. The exhibition also features pieces on loan from individuals as well as photographs from museum collections.

"Culture arises and unfolds in and as play... culture itself bears the character of play." - Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens

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