Asian Games: The Art of Contest is a traveling exhibition sponsored by the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Asia Society of New York.

The exhibit offers you the chance to learn about, and play, a host of games that can trace ancestry back to the Orient, such as Chess, Backgammon, Pachisi, Snakes and Ladders, Dominoes, and playing cards. (Actually, I’m pretty sure Backgammon’s roots are in Africa.)

The exhibition has been traveling since May, 2005 and is currently at The Wilmette Historical Museum in the Chicago area. Additional scheduling dates are available for interested museums. The exhibition’s curators are Colin Mackenzie and Irving Finkel.