Games and Gambling

Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages

[WES] Lady Hawkin's Day

Celebrate a day of courtly love, romance and chivalry with unusual tourneys for both heavy (armored) and rapier, games, competitions, and the more genteel arts like hand kissing and dancing. So hang your heart on your sleeve (literally) and come have fun. The Populous will bid on the heavy fighters to represent them in the List. Bidders to have a favor (competition) to give to the combatant they win.

En tableau: the First Defenestration of Prague

Can it really be the Defenestration of Prague if it's done with Legos? Apparently so, with the complete scene created in the plastic bricks on the Blockland website.

[DRA] Brot,Wurst and Horseredish I

The Shires Aventiure and Bärennau invite you to Brot,Wurst and Horseradish I.

Attend this Weekend with Games and War and fight with your own fabulist skills ! Fight for one side : Horseredish tasty or not !

[OUT] Tailteann Games

The Tailteann Games have been revived by Their Excellencies, The Baron and Baroness of Unser Hafen!! Games and tournaments to run all day along with fun contests for everyone including a hurling game. Unser Hafen Champions will be selected for Warden, Equerry, Defender and Protector. Sharpen your skills now, for the games will begin before Summer's end. Everyone welcome to attend - come prove your skill against the best of Unser Hafen or cheer for your clan!

[ART] Gaelic Games

Gaelic Games are back bigger and better than ever. Yep, we're throwin' a ceilidg and y'all are invited. We'll have our annual Shire champion tourneys: archery, rapier, and heavy fighting. All are welcome to participate, for your entertainment: Caber toss and other Scottish games, music, drumming and dancing. They'll be lots more so come out and join us for a weekend of revelry and camaraderie.

[OUT] Baron's War

This year we aim to bring much fun and enjoyment to Dragonsspine with Baron’s War: The Naughty Pirate. There will be fighting, there will be contests, there will be merry making a plenty. There will be so much that you have to see it to believe it! So come to Dragonsspine to find out what all the fuss is about. You’ll be sad you missed it if you do.

Mystery and adventure in Darkhold

What do you get when you mix the SCA, Renaissance Faires and Live Action Roleplaying -- and set it at summer camp? You get the Hidden Kingdom, an Arizona resort experience that drops a group of "adventurers" into the medieval town of Darkhold where they "meet monsters, see (and do) magic spells and find buried treasure."

[DRA] Cudgel War VII

Cudgel War is back again! Still not as bloody as the historical original, but surely as rich in events also this time! The honourable Canton of Humalasalo offers you once more a wonderful opportunity to participate in an Aarnimetsän tent camp. During this 10 day event you have a lot of activities to choose from: there are heavy fighting tourneys (Nordic 1000) and three days of war, fencing, archery, arts and sciences lectures and competitions, dancing, games... And, of course, you get to enjoy the Finnish summer, sauna and socializing around the fire!

[LOC] Autumn Feast

Ildhafn's Autumn Feast: a gentle evening to recover from the rigours of May Crown. On Saturday the 9th of May. Cathrine de Vantier will be cooking a sumptuous Autumnal Feast, and we will intermingle and follow this with music, dancing and games, with an Italian theme.

Tournament of the Nerf

You've heard all the warnings from your mother: "Don't hit your brothers with a stick!" "Stop swinging that sword around in the house." Well, now you can! Nerf has created the N-Force sword: sturdy enough to be fun, but harmless enough to not do any real damage. ARS Technica has a review.

[ATE] Wasteland Games

As the warm dry winds gently blow across the high desert wasteland…….ok so maybe they are gusting but that will not stop the Shire of Windale from preparing for Wasteland Games.

3 legs beat 4 in Caid

Remember the fun of the 3-legged race at summer camp? Well, maybe it wasn't all that fun, but it is fun when the contestants are in armor, as can be seen in a video from the Gyldenholt/Califia friendship tourney on March 14th, 2009.

[WES] Ice Saints/Beltane

The snow is melting, the grass is coming back, and Earngyld is growing. Come join us for a day of dancing, games and celebration as the Shire moves to full status. There will be a display table for everyone to show off any arts and sciences project they are working on. There will be snacks and meats, but feel free to bring period foods to share. For those interested in fighting there will be practice on Sunday.

[EAS] Twa Corbies Tavern

The Twa Corbies Tavern is an SCA event that recreates a little (alas, we are not Le Poulet Gauche) of the flavour and feel of a period tavern. Food and drink will be available for sale instead of served as a dayboard or feast. Performers will attempt to entertain you in return for your applause and, if you're generous, some additional token of appreciation. There will be both a common room for the general populace and for entertainment, and a room for more dedicated and quiet activity.

[WES] Spring Fools Tourney

Spring is here and the Barony of Rivenoak is celebrating in high style!!! We're pulling out all our tricks for a fun filled afternoon that will include, but not be limited to, some serious fighting, both hardsuit and rapier. Some silly fighting, a pilgrimage to the Fountain of Trivia, some dancing, lots of eating,... munch... munch.. munch. Some string games and some chair games. But most of all SOME EGG GAMES!!!

[ATE] Bacchanal

Please join us for the sixth annual Brymstonne Bacchanal on Saturday April 4th, 2009.

Can I buy a vowel?

Looking for the perfect gift of an SCA linguist or herald? Wondering what to get that shire-mate with a Welsh persona? How about Scrabble yn Gymraeg, Scrabble in Welsh?

Mongol invasion via Playmobile?

Parents of young children know that Playmobile, out of Zirndorf, Germany, has a seemingly endless supply of small, plastic figures to purchase including knights, Romans, pirates and ponies. Now they have added what appears to be a Mongol.

[GLE] Axemoor Investiture

Be It Known throughout the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann That The Barony of Axemoor wishes to invite all, To the investiture of our new Baronage, April 3rd – 5th, 2009.

[ATE] Practicum of the Sword III

Barony of Starkhafn School of Defence is proud to present: Practicum of the Sword III March 28 & 29, 2009 * Las Vegas, Nevada *

[ANT] Youth Allthing - CANCELLED

Rampaging pygmy hordes from the Steppes raid neighboring bedrooms! Thousand Flee in Terror! The Youth of An Tir demand their own event! Parents across the Kingdom report the activities of restless children as cabin fever asserts itself.

[MER] Festival of the Golden Lily X

The Shire of Beau Fort invites you to celebrate its tenth Festival of the Golden Lily at the Carnivale in Venice. There will be the Golden Lily Tournament for the Fighters as well as a Rapier Tournament. There will also be classes, a human chess game, and a masked ball at revel. Lady Bebbin is planning a feast that will delight your taste buds. Site opens at 5 p.m on Friday and closes at 10 am Sunday.

[EAL] Winter War XI

Trinovantia Nova presents Winter War XI March 7, 2009 at St. Joseph's Secondary School, 100 Bill Martyn Parkway, St. Thomas, ON N5R 1A1

[EAS] Feast of the Fools

Take note that on February 7, 2009, in the middle of the carnival period, will be held on the lands of Bois Ardent (in Trois-Rivieres), the second edition of The Feast of the Fools*. Bring your jingle bells, your masks, your colorful costumes, your inner silliness and your sense of humor in order to give a magical tone to this event. Games of skill and known activities from the A & S of the SCA will be part of the program. Around the end of the afternoon, a Court of the Fools will be held and a prize will be awarded to the gentle who will have earned the title of Fool of the Year.

[WES] Live Chess Tourney and A&S Demo

Brain meets Brawn as fighters take the parts of chess pieces on the field while the real chess match is played upon the board.

[OUT] 12th Night

To our Friends and Family of the Outlands does the Shire of Plattefordham send Greetings. On January 10, 2009, we will be celebrating 12th Night and we invite you all to share this event with us.

[ANT] 12h Night in Appledore

Come one and all to 12Th Night in Appledore; Saturday, January 3 at the Keledon hall.

Dante inspires video game

Dante Alighieri's 14th century masterpiece The Divine Comedy has now inspired a video game. Electronic Arts Inc. has announced that it is working on a new game based on Dante’s Inferno.

[ATL] Fool's 12th Night

Fool's 12th Night is coming soon! Fun, foolishness and frivolity a plenty. Come try your hand at Glukhaus, Kubb or other period (and non period) board and card games. Enter contests for the best silly song, most unusual use of bells, most creative use of motley and help choose the new Queen or King of Fools! End your day of fun with a feast that will be foolish as well! (Please advise the autocrat of any dietary restrictions.)

[ATE] Kingdom 12th Night

The New Year has arrived and with Estrella fast approaching it is time for our Kingdom to dance and revel so "Welcome one and all to our Kingdom 12th Night!"