March 24, 1629

On March 24, 1629, Virginia passed the first game laws in the American colonies. It was determined that landing on “Free Parking” and collecting $200 quid plus all fines collected was a ‘house rule’ and should be stated before play commenced. Also, all grandmothers cheat at rummy and it is to be expected, so complaints are to be stifled. And all because you lost, it doesn’t mean the other players cheated, even though they did. Virginia also passed some laws about which animals you could hunt and when you could hunt them.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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