Checkered Past: the Story of Board Games

Opening Friday, February 7th

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History proudly announces the premiere of its new exhibit, Checkered Past: the Story of Board Games, on display from February 7 - June 13, 2020.

This exclusive in-house exhibit highlights the intriguing history of board games, from the games of the ancient Egyptians to the Eurogames of today


On Friday, February 7th at 6:30 pm, the public is invited to a free opening event with a captivating presentation by Dr. John Lenihan, Professor, Department of History, Texas A&M University.


A reception featuring wine, appetizers, live music by the Scott Kunkle Quartet, and gallery viewing will follow.

Explore the surprising spiritual or political roots of some 20th-century favorites, or try your hand at centuries-old classics like Checkers, Backgammon, or Chess.

Come enjoy the opening of this entertaining family-friendly exhibit at BVMNH on Friday, Feburary 7th, 6:30 pm!