Games of Art is a book of games by Sid Sackson in which players use colored markers to collectively create their own works of art in the style of seven Modern Art masters.
Games of Art, a book of games, includes seven classic games all designed by Sid Sackson. Each game can be played in 15 to 60 minutes by 2, 3, or 4 players (ages 8+), each player wielding one of the four colored dry erase markers provided in the package. Each page is laminated and fully erasable ensuring great replayability. Gryphon Games is confident that you will find each of these games challenging and fun as well as educational! Each game includes a short biography of the title artist, followed by short, illustrated rules (less than one page per game) and a full-page diagram of the game. Teachers and players are encouraged to copy the diagrams so that everyone can play these games simultaneously. Included are games named after and reminiscent of the styles of the iconic modern artists Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee, Joan Miro, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Jean Arp, Ferdinand Springer, and Victor Vasarely.
WARNING: Each time you play the game you will be creating a work of art that you will be tempted to frame and hang on your wall!
When Sid Sackson passed away in 2002, the world lost one of the most creative and prolific game designers of all time. In his distinguished life, Sid Sackson created a myriad of truly brilliant games, remarkable for their ingenuity and playability. Over 50 Sid Sackson titles have already been published. Gryphon Games has dedicated itself to the mission of reprinting many of these now out-of-print masterpieces. It is also combing the archive of unpublished prototypes he left behind for yet-to-be-printed masterpieces.
Games of Art, a book of games, was previously published as a collection of games in book form as Beyond Tic Tac Toe (1975). Gryphon has re-published it in 2014 as Games of Art to honor Sid Sackson's legacy.