Estrella War XXX Special Events Games Edition

KNOWN WORLD Jan 6, 2014 Estrella War Announcement Digest Special Event Games Edition
Special Event Games Edition

(Please use the reference numbers next to the bolded categories to find the topics you wish to find out more about).

Contents:

1.    Barres - Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 3:00pm & Sunday, March 2, 2014, 1:00pm - Town Square, Sports Field

2.    Que Loo Loo - Thursday, February 27, 2014, 10:00am & Saturday, March 1, 2014, 1:00pm - Town Square, sport's field

3.    Period Field Games - Wednesday-Sunday, 8:00am to 5:00pm - Town Square- Games Field

4.    Board/Tabletop Games - Wednesday-Sunday, 8:00am to 5:00pm - Town Square- Food court pavilion

5.    The World Famous Hound Coursing - Friday, February 28 through Sunday, March 2, 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm - Hound Coursing field (between the peach orchard and the line of trees that border the archery range and across from field one).

6.    Helga Ball - Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm - Town Square- Sports field

These games are open to the populace.

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1.

Barres

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 3:00pm & Sunday, March 2, 2014, 1:00pm
Town Square, Sports Field

Barres is an adult game played thusly:

The game is played on a rectangular field. At both ends, in each of the corners a base square is laid out. Base A is in the upper right hand corner and Base B is in the lower right corner. Opposite end of the field the bases are reversed, Base A is in the lower left corner and Base B is in the upper left hand corner. Base A and B on the right side of the field represent the teams prison and the opposite side of the field their freedom.

The game is played with two Captains and two Lieutenants, each with ten players. Both teams start with all of their team members in prison. The Captains are both placed in the center of the field. The Lieutenants to the sidelines, only one prisoner can try and escape from their prison at a time. They must avoid being tackled by the opposing Captain and make it to their freedom square on the opposite side of the field. If they are brought to ground, they go back to prison to wait their turn to try an escape again, and the next prisoner attempts to escape. The Captains can choose to be replaced by their Lieutenant (but only once during the course of play). The team who gets all of their prisoners out of prison and into the freedom square first wins.

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Que Loo Loo

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 10:00am & Saturday, March 1, 2014, 1:00pm
Town Square, sport's field

Que Loo Loo is a child's game played thusly:

There is a mother hen (adult women) with chicks (children) strung out behind her. Each chick holds on to the coat of the one in front of it. The hen has both hands free to block the wolf. If the mother hen touches the wolf, the wolf must go back to his "den", come out and try again. The wolf can then devour the 'chick" by tickling it with the captured feather.

Only one chick can be taken at a time. The hen is free to flee to her hen house while the wolf is in route too, at, or leaving his den, but she can only flee when all of her chicks are lined up and holding the coat of the chick in front of them (so if the children scream and run when the wolf attacks they need to regroup). The hen tries to get her chicks to the hen house. If she gets at least one chick to safety, she wins. If not the wolf wins.

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3.

Period Field Games

Wednesday-Sunday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Town Square- Games Field

If you are feeling energetic engage in a the various period games of skill played upon a field. Badminton, bocci and croquet with be set up and awaiting your pleasure to play, daily between the hours of 8 AM - 5 PM. No check out required this year.

Shuttlecock was played with a cork with feathers stuck into it and was batted about by a wooden paddle, later to developed into paddles strung with fiber. With the addition of a net, shuttlecock became badminton. Bocci ball has it's origin in period lawn bowling games in which involved each player to roll a ball down the lawn and try to knock over his opponent's cone in the fewest moves. There were several variants of croquet in the middle ages known as Ring-Ball, Club-Ball and Trap Ball. ………………………………………………………………………………...

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Board/Tabletop Games

Wednesday-Sunday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Town Square- Food court pavilion

After a lazy meal, rest your weary bones and engage your mind playing table games: Chess, backgammon and dominoes. You are invited to bring your personal board games and play them as well.

Chess was invented in India, spread by the Persians and by the eleventh century made it into every upper class home in Europe. Backgammon has its ancient roots in Roman times, and it too was spread through out the Mediterranean and was introduced into Europe. As with chess, many, many versions were in existence. The earliest mention of dominoes is from Song Dynasty China. Dominoes first appeared in Italy during the 18th century, it is speculated that Italian missionaries in China may have brought the game to Europe.

The board/table games will be set up and awaiting your pleasure in the Food Court pavilion, from 8 AM - 5 PM. No check out required this year.

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5.

The World Famous Hound Coursing

Friday, February 28, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Hound Coursing field (between the peach orchard and the line of trees that border the archery range and across from field one).

The world famous Hound Coursing will be available at Estrella War for you and your Hound, Fri-Sun 10-12.This is open for all Hounds of breeds or size. The hounds run alone around a course chasing a "Rabbit" tiring them selves out and sleeping peacefully the rest of the day dreaming of the 'hunt". Bring them or come watch, they love to hear a crowd cheering.

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6.

Helga Ball

Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Town Square- Sports field

Attention all ladies of the Known World, please join us for a rousing game of Helga Ball. Everyone will get a chance to play. Time to get down in the dirt and dog pile your opponent! Don't know how to play, no problem we will teach you, so bring your friends and fun loving attitude (ladies roller derby has nothing on Helga ball) and we will bring the cabbage. Please meet at the field at 2:30, game starts at 3:00.

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