Games and Gambling
Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages
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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.
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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.
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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?
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-02 11:18
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.
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Brain meets Brawn as fighters take the parts of chess pieces on the field while the real chess match is played upon the board.
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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.
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The BibliOdyssey blog has created a page displaying "Five Centuries of Board Games."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-12-15 08:39
Ingvild reports that Lady Anne Claxton of Grimwith Shire in the Kingdom of An Tir has created a set of playing cards based on the only known complete set of playing cards from period times, a 15th century deck owned by The Cloisters in New York City.)
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The people of Border Downs would like to invite you to come and celebrate with us this coming Saturday, December 6th for our annual Yuletide shindig.
We've got some really neat stuff planned, including:
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 16:22
Leave behind the cold winter of the Outlands and for one evening come to the sunny climate of Spain to celebrate with the Barony of Caerthe the Twelfth Night tradition.
At the end of the 15th century, Spain sat on the brink of her most wondrous chapter in history, the Siglo de Oro, or Golden Age. The year 1492 was perhaps the most decisive in the history of Spain. King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile had realized their goal of reuniting Spain with their triumphant entry into Granada. Of course, this was also the year that Christopher Columbus, sailing under a Spanish flag, left for the Americas.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 16:11
The Barony of Dreiburgen invites you to join us at our Yule Celebration on Saturday December 6, 2008
** Donation Raffle - Bring an item to donate for the raffle. In the spirit of the season our raffle proceeds will be donated to the 2 SCA members that were affected by the Montecito Tea Fire. As you should have heard by now, 2 of our own are in the hospital with serious burn injuries and have lost their home. Please be generous. **
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The Barony of Selviergard invites the Knowne World to celebrate the joyous season of Yule with us. There will be much feasting and fun, including a gift exchange plus the annual Rock, Paper, Scissors contest to decide the Lord and Lady of Misrule!
There will be a heavy combat and rapier tournament
to appoint two Holly Lords/Ladies. A&S will be a rock candy and tree
ornament contests. Feast will be potluck, with meats and breads provided.