Are You a 'Civilized' Person?

Would you have been suited to life in the Victorian period? Would you know what dress to wear to a fancy ball, how to greet acquaintances in the park, or what to do when you find a fly in your soup? To find out, check out this hilarious interactive game at the McCord Museum of Canadian History. Choose the role of a man or a woman and then visit five different places to test your social skills and graces.

Apparently I have good manners, but my fashion sense - then, as now - leaves something to be desired. At least in modern times I've never had a servant chase me out of the club and beat me with a rolling pin, been carried off by aliens, or had vampires chase me around the garden at a fancy dress ball (ok, I picked the wedding dress on purpose just to see what would happen)!

When you're done there try your skills in the Roaring Twenties or see how well you know 19th-century fashion with the museum's other games. You can also learn more about the history of Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries through the museum's virtual thematic tours.

5 comments:

Bethany said...

Amazing, I am a picture of politeness!

Margot Ensink said...

Very entertaining!! thank you for sharing.:)

Ascension said...

Gracias por los enlaces, ahora mismo voy a jugar un ratito.
Necesito divertirme jejejeje y veo que tu te lo has pasado genial.
besitos ascension

Sans! said...

O no, now I am going to spend hours at the site! :) Will see what the score for my nieces are as well :) Thank you Grace for sharing!

TreeFeathers said...

Isn't it fun? Silly, but fun! :)

- Grace

 

About Me

My Photo
TreeFeathers
Griffins, traditionally, are Guardians. Often carved at temple doors in ancient times, they were said to guard the way to Wisdom. I, on the other hand, seem to be the Guardian primarily of odd bits of string, pinecones, scraps of paper, mismatched socks, old calendars, homeless imps and gnomes, pencils with no erasers, jokes nobody gets, forgotten gods, keys with no locks, and other people’s lighters. If any of these things might be of use to you, let me know.
View my complete profile

View Posts by Subject