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Asian Games: The Art of Contest
Asia Society
Discusses four types of games: games of chance (dice; pachisi; snakes and ladders; Chinese promotion games; Persian, Chinese, and Japanese backgammon; Liubo); games of matching, memory, and identification (Chinese cards, dominoes and mahjong; Persian and Indian playing cards; Japanese games of memory and matching); games of power and dexterity (pitch-pot; polo; kickball); and games of war and territory (chess; xiangqi; shogi; weiqi; go). With illustrations.

Go to Museum Resource: http://sites.asiasociety.org/arts/asiangames/index.html
 
Asian Games: The Art of Contest
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
A fun interactive website about games invented in Asia. Four types of games are presented: 1) Tossing & Turning; 2) War & Territory; 3) Power & Dexterity; 4) Memory & Matching.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/online/AsianGames/asianGamesFlash.htm
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