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Alfonso X el Sabio: Ancient Patron of Board Games

An early board-game-geek, Alfonso X el Sabio commissioned a book of games back in the 1200’s.  We’re pretty sure Alfonso would have been all over the BoardGameGeek forums,  funding Kickstarter campaigns and tweeting all about board games. Who knows, maybe he would have even sponsored some gaming podcasts.

God has intended men to enjoy themselves with many games. Games bring them comfort and dispel their boredom. -Alfonso X el Sabio

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Alfonso X el Sabio as he appears in Madrid at the Biblioteca Nacional. Paseo de Recoletos. – credit Carlos Viñas

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