Games and Gambling

Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages

Barony of Whiterun event showcases Nordic theme

Just in time for spring, an upcoming event in the Barony of Whiterun will feature Nordic-themed combat, arts and sciences, merchants, and especially archery.

Rare gaming piece found in Anglo-Saxon royal hall

Archaeologists from the University of Reading have found an extremely rare board game piece dating to the fifth century during the excavation of an Anglo-Saxon royal complex in Lyminge, Kent, England. The piece would have been used for games such as backgammon or draughts. (photo)

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Anglo-Saxon game piece found in Kent great hall

Archaeologists excavating the remains of an Anglo-Saxon in Lyminge, Kent have discovered a game piece "made from a hollow piece of bone closed with delicately turned wooden caps, held in place with a bronze pin," part of a high-end backgammon set. (photo)

Prepare for battle with Swordcraft

The official website describes Swordcraft as "paintball meets medieval/fantasy battle - carnage with a dash of medieval re-enactment, role-playing and cosplay." The medieval LARP (Live Action Role Playing) game was featured in a recent article in the Bendigo Advertiser (Australia). (photo, video)

Antiquity Gamecrafters on Artfire

Antiquity Gamecrafters offers a selection of historic board games.  Each game comes complete with board, pieces, drawstring bag for the piece, and rule booklet.

LARPing at Bellum Aeternus

Over 300 wizards and warriors gathered recently at Patuxent River State Park in Maryland for the second annual Bellum Aeternuthe, an "invitational event for live-action role-play (LARP) and combat, open to participants from across the medieval-themed LARP community," and hosted by the Darkon Wargaming Club.

[MER] Palio di Flintmarsh

Come join the Shire of Flintmarsh on June 1, 2013 as we celebrate a taste of Medieval Italy at the first ever Palio di Flintmarsh!

[LOC] Midwinter Camp

Let it be known that the newly forming group in Dunedin, tentatively known as the people of Wildmoor, are holding a relaxed camping event in early July and wish to extend a warm invitation to join us.

[MER] Mayhem

Winter has abated and the whistling zephyr of Spring beckons the soul, igniting the passion for life in young and old. Rising passions possess our gallant fighters and call them to test their mettle on the field of glory. Nature cries out for her glory to be renewed. Come forth and join us, as we raise the Maypole and let the Mayhem of Spring ensue!

[ART] Feast of St. Pyres

Come join us in giving homage to the Patron St. of Cote Du Ciel, St. Pyre himself!

[ANS] Queens Championship

On May 10th ~ 12th 2013, Her Royal Majesty, Queen Gwen verch Cywrig de Insula Mona will choose her champion. Fighters from all over the land are invited to compete with honor for the right and privilage to act as Her Majesty's Champion. Along with the best duelists competing for this glory, there will be many other activities to delight both the Queen and the populace including:

[OUT] Bryngolau Mayday Festival

The Shire of Bryngolau would like to invite one and all to welcome spring by joining us for a Mayday Festival, to be held on May 4th, 2013. The celebration will feature fighting, games, frivolity, food, and laughs.

[LOC] Ildhafn May Day

To celebrate our fair Kingdom's birthday this year Ildhafn is holding may day celebrations.

[ATL] Atlantian Spring Coronation

The Barony of Marinus is honored to host the Coronation of Amos and Ysabella. Come all and help make their day one to remember.  The Beautiful shores of Marinus await your company.

Lewis Chessmen honored with stamps

In gratitude for the loan of the Lewis Chessmen for the Manx National Heritage's Forgotten Kingdom exhibition, MNH director Edmond Southworth presented the British Museum's Naomi Speakman with a set of stamps featuring the medieval chess set. The stamps were issued to the public on January 11, 2013. (photos)

[LOC] Ludos pro Omnibus

Ludos pro Omnibus "Games for All" A great afternoon for all the family, there will be Bocce, Horseshoes, Skittles, Chess, Knuckle Bones, Backgammon, Nine Men's Morris, Alquerque, Checkers, Hoodmans Blind, to name but a few.

[LOC] "A bit Moorish" Games day and Feast

Due to unforeseen circumstances we had to postpone this event from March. We offer an afternoon of feasting and merriment and many games to test your skills. All this in the grounds of a majestic old historic house. Bookings are essential as numbers are limited. If you have special dietary needs please notify us at time of booking.

[WES] Selviergard's Tenth Year Celebration

Almost ten years ago, a new barony was formed in the Kingdom of the West. This barony, steeped in a long and colorful history has grown in prowess, honor, and service over the short amount of time it has been around. Now is the time to celebrate our past and welcome our future with a full weekend of activities; pulling some of the favored fun from the times past and new activities we enjoy today.

[LOC] Bloth 2013

The Bloth was the Shire of Ildhafn's midwinter feast for 10 years, before the two shires (Ildhafn and Cluain) joined to form the Barony of Ildhafn. Now, it is also our Baronial Anniversary event. Every year, we gather together to enjoy a feast, raise a toast, and celebrate with friends.

[MER] Shadow of the Wolf V

Join the Shire of Redewolfden for our annual event, Shadow of the Wolf! March 29 at 5:00pm until March 31 at 12:00pm in CDT

[LOC] Flametree Ball

In May 2013, the Shire of Adora celebrates fifteen years of the Flametree Ball. To help us, join us for a night of dancing, music and games at Russell Vale Community Hall in Wollongong, NSW.

[EAS] Swabian Peasants Festspiele

This spring the peasants of Swabia will dig their way out of their snowbound hovels to celebrate the planting season in true German peasant fashion.

[ATE] Cut and Thrust

Come one, come all ~ witness the thrilling rapier battles of the notorious Vitalian Brotherhood, as they desperately defend their territory against the invading Teutonic Knights! There will be a GRAND PRIZE to the victor! The last standing fighter, be he or she Brotherhood or Teutonic Knight!

"The Games Maestro" comes to YouTube

Craig Wood stars as The Games Maestro (The GM) in an online, musical series following the adventures of a D&D dungeon-master. The hilarious series has now been funded. The pilot is online, with future episodes coming soon.

[NOR] Mermaid’s Retreat XX

Mermaids of the Mediterranean & Northshield Eastern Regional War Practice: The Boys are Back in Town! May 31st to June 2nd, 2013

Hoard of Children's Toys Discovered

A stash of "street toys", dated from 1570-1630, was unearthed in an old stairwell of the Market Harborough parish church, England.

Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire

Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire, 3603 Mobile Highway, Pensacola, Florida  32505 . Mobile phone (850) 572-1407- office (850) 429-8462-Fax  (850) 470-0012   GCRENFAIRE @ AOL.COM

[DRA] Festival of Fools

The Shire of Dun in Mara, in the Principality of Insulae Draconis, presents the Festival of Fools, an event dedicated to foolery and topsy-turvy arrangements, games and gambols, featuring a Lenten/Carnival Feast (with the special Sinners Option!).

Site:

ASPIRE Centre, Clara House, Clara, Co. Offaly

18:00 22 March 2013 until 16:00 24 March 2013

[LOC] St Aldhelm's Newcomers' Feast

The College of St Aldhelm invites the populace of the Kingdom of Lochac to join us at our annual Newcomers' Feast and Tourney, welcoming new members to our College. To give them a taste of some of the activities on offer in the SCA, the event will include fencing, heavy fighting, dancing, singing, board games and a play, in addition to the feast itself.