Big fun with giant games

112766-696 BIG GAME (NEWS) MRW 6/8/2011''It really was 'Big Game Weekend ' for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in the Victory Arena in front of HMS Victory ''Jacob Carnell (3) from Southsea enjoys a Victorian/Edwardian period board game with very large dice  ! ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (112766-696)
112766-696 BIG GAME (NEWS) MRW 6/8/2011''It really was 'Big Game Weekend ' for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in the Victory Arena in front of HMS Victory ''Jacob Carnell (3) from Southsea enjoys a Victorian/Edwardian period board game with very large dice ! ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (112766-696)
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VISITORS of all ages got to think big as they had huge fun with a selection of gigantic games.

It was all part of the fun at the Royal Navy Museum’s Big Game Weekend.

The public had the chance to take part in a big game of Battleships, and even a mini field gun run.

There were Edwardian parlour games, and a snakes and laddersstyle game called From Sailor Boy to Admiral.

One of those taking part was three-year-old Jacob Carnell who was with his mother Irene Biro, 34, from Clarence Parade, Southsea.

Miss Biro said: ‘Jacob loved it.

‘He played skittles and was aiming to hit Napoleon and knock off his head. He thought that was very funny indeed.

‘I had a go on all the games with him. It’s so rare that you get the opportunity to play old-fashioned games. It was really good fun.’

The free event was back by popular demand after it was a great success last year.

The games were modelled on games in the museum collection which have been recreated on a large scale.