Games and Gambling

Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages

[ANS] Guardian of the Gauntlet and Yule Revel

The Barony of Bryn Gwlad, the Shire of Ffynnon Gath, and the Incipient Stronghold of Hellsgate present Guardian of the Gauntlet and Yule Revel December 12, 2009

[MER] Barony of the Southdowns 12th Night

The Barony of the Southdowns invites you to attend an afternoon/evening of social celebration. Bring out your POMP and dress in your finest for our annual 12th Night Celebration. Display your heraldry and help us decorate the hall with your banners. Come enjoy the Games, Dancing and general Merry Making!!!

[MID] Gwyntarian Holiday Revel

Come celebrate the start of winter with Gwyntarian. Dress in garb, bring feast gear (including candles) and a dish to share, and be prepared to have fun.

New theories abound on Lewis Chessmen

David Caldwell of the National Museum of Scotland does not believe the recognized theory that the famous Chessmen of Lewis belonged to a merchant passing through Scotland. Caldwell thinks the owner was a noble who lived in the area, and that the pieces may not have been "chessmen" at all.

"Assassin's Creed II" takes players to Renaissance Italy

In 15th century Italy, a young nobleman finds himself betrayed by a rival family, and seeks vengeance against his enemies. The plot of an engaging new film or novel? No, it's the storyline for Assassin's Creed II, Ubisoft's top-selling video game set in the Renaissance.

[WES] Winter Solstice Celebration

The darkest part of the Winter is upon us! Come help us celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of sunlight and longer days. Come join us as we share in the warmth of friendship, the joy of laughter and the delight of good food. Games, songs, and dancing will be encouraged! There will be an autocrat's whim contest for the best table decorations, an A&S contest for black and white in any mode, and a Heart's whim contest for the person who is best able to stay in persona. Dust off your creativity and imagination and give these contests a try!

[ATE] Yule Court

Come and celebrate the season. This year's Yule Court will be held at the Huachuca Oaks Camp. Please bring your games and your dancing shoes. There will be cookies for the young (and young at heart) to decorate and take with them and a few other activities for them as well.

[WES] Tarnmist Yule Revel and Feast

Come join us as we celebrate the season and while away the winter hours in merriment!

[MID] 12th night--A Celtic Faire

Join Tree Girt Sea for 12th Night in 12th night--A Celtic Faire January 16th 2010

[ATE] Barony of Atenveldt Yule

Their Excellencies Edward and Annalies bid you join them for a St Nicholas Eve Revel. To honor Their Excellencies please wear German Garments to help set the theme for the event. Mark your calendars and join us for a glorious time of games, dancing, feasting and contests.

[WES] Southern Shores Juvenalia

Come one, come ALL to Southern Shores' JUVENALIA Celebration on December 5th!!!! (formerly called Jingles)...

Dealing from the Meridian deck

Lord Wulf cu Battell of the Kingdom of Meridies has created a set of playing cards based on a 15th century deck.

Ravensfair photos online

Meisha has created an album of photos from Ravensfaire, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the Outlands. The album is posted on Flickr.

[ATE] Northern Yule

Please join the Shire of WinDale and our good friends the Barony of Ered Sul, the Shire of Granite Mountain and the College of St. Vladimir as we celebrate this Yuletide. We have a day of fun and food in store for all.

[ART] Twilight in Valhalla

By special arrangement with the Gods, the Shire of Castelleone Nuovo invites you to attend "Twilight in Valhalla."

Warriors will participate in a variety of snow battle scenarios for both heavy and light fighters. After the battles, you are invited to a Norse Style Feast in the halls of Valhalla.

Following feast the ice skating (site fee includes skate rental), garbed snowperson bui

Gaming like it's 1066

1066, an online game produced by the BBC's Channel 4, allows players to recreate the "English vs Vikings" battles of 1066.

From the Quarter: Whack-a-Peer

The Quarter strikes again with a very silly - but fun - game of "Whack a Peer" in which players are encouraged to whack, poke at, or in some way annoy Peers of the Kingdom of Trimaris for points.

What kind of warrior are you?

If you would have become a medieval warrior, what kind would you have been? Allthetests.com has a quiz to find out.

Jousting with Henry VIII

Henry VIII was known for his love of spectacular jousts. Now visitors to the Hampton Court website can share in his favorite pastime by playing Joust for Henry VIII.

[AET] Duck, Duck, Goose

The Dominion of Myrkfaelinn presents on October 24th: Duck, Duck, Goose

[AET] Fasching/Baronial Investiture

The Barony of Endless Hills would like to extend a most joyous invitation to all residents of the Barony and beyond to visit our fair lands and witness the Investiture of our new Baron and Baroness, Lord Gunnar and Lady Barbary Rose, by Their Royal Majesties. It will take place on the 7th day of the month of November, 2009, at the Clarks Summit Fire Department Banquet Hall, 321 Bedford Street, Clarks Summit, PA, 18411. The Site opens at 9 AM and closes at 9 PM.

Mongolian games celebrate "manly sports"

An annual festival dating to the 13th century is considered the Mogolian "Olympics." The event features the "manly sports" — horse racing, wrestling and archery. Louisa Lim of NPR has the story. (audio)

Austrian museum photos online

Racaire reports that she has posted a number of albums of photos from her recent museum excursions on her Flickr website.

[EAS] An Italian Schola in the Grand Tradition

Greetings from the Shire of Montevale! We've uncovered a “piccola parte” (small piece) of Italy in our own backyard. Come join our fair shire at this idyllic site for a day of learning and friendship in the Italian tradition. A variety of Italian themed classes and others will be offered for your educational pleasure. Anyone willing to teach or merchant is welcome, as well as those who wish to learn and shop. There will dancing, entertainment, a gaming area, Bocce (lawn bowling), and a surprise or two. A children's area set aside,(no structured activities are scheduled).

[OUT] Raven's Faire

Bring the entire family to this one-day medieval faire with activities and fun for all ages!

[ATL] Barnacled Bullfrog

It has been a good season of fair trading (we can call it “trading”, yes?) and the time is right to celebrate our seafaring acumen as well as our health and wealth. Come and join other like-minded souls for a day of lusty pleasure; duelling, gambling, game playing, storytelling and enjoying the fruits of the brewer’s arts.

Great Pumpkin Siege Festival 2009

The CORN MAZE at Cearfoss presents a day long Pumpkin Festival - Sat, Oct 10, 2009

[WES] Rivenoak Championship Tourney

Gwen & Lori, Coronets of Rivenoak invite you to Tournament to determine their champion. There will be both a heavy armored and rapier champion, as well as a boffer tourney to determine the Junior Champion (two age groups). As we in Rivenoak are a little "different," the tourney will be run a little "different" (expect other than double elimination). Also, as we in Rivenoak are also known as "gameplayers", there will be several game tournaments to choose from, or bring your own, and challenge us with your favorite. We are taking applications for any that want to sponsor a game competition. Contact the autocrat if interested.

[ATL] War of the Wings IV

Once again there is cause for the Baronies of Sacred Stone and Black Diamond to meet on the fields of Elchenburg Castle to seek resolution to conflict. With the help of their friends they will strive to settle their differences throug artistic, scientific, heraldic and martial competitions.

A chainmail labor of love

David Austin has created a chess set, including board, entirely from chainmail using .035" wire. His results are posted on the Craft Blog website. (photos)