VIRTUAL: Live via Zoom
Monday, January 31, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Oliver Roeder presents Seven Games: A Human History
In conversation with David Hill
Games, ancient and modern, are having a moment, and in Seven Games, journalist and former FiveThirtyEight staff writer and Nieman fellow Oliver Roeder explores seven classic, globally beloved table games—checkers, backgammon, chess, Go, Poker, Scrabble, and bridge—and their origins, importance, the delightful arcana of their rules, and the precise pleasures of their design. In Roeder’s hands, games have real consequence—not only as art but as tools for technological advancement—and through fascinating personae, lore, and personal stories, Roeder tells a compelling story of obsession, psychology, history, and how play makes us human. Join us (virtually) for an evening of thinking across the board with Roeder, joined in conversation by author David Hill (The Vapors).
Greenlight is delighted to partner with Oliver Roeder to offer signed and/or personalized copies of his book Seven Games, available now.
In order to secure a signed copy, you MUST indicate in the Order Comments section at checkout that you'd like your book signed or personalized, otherwise you may receive an unsigned book. Signed books will be shipped or available for pickup on Tuesday, February 1st. Personalization requests must be placed by 11:59PM on Monday, January 31st.
A group biography of seven enduring and beloved games, and the story of why—and how—we play them.
The incredible true story of America's original—and forgotten—capital of vice