Children, teenagers, and adults have been playing since the
dawn of time: playing is a natural instinct. Today computers and cell phones
have killed the old ways of entertainment: it’s a real shame, because most of
the games are based on lost rituals, age-old cultures, ancient traditions. Plunging
into old chronicles and treatises, or drawing from famous works of art, the
authors of this book reconstruct a playful world that has now disappeared, a universe made up of running and somersaults, playing cards and balls.