Games and Gambling
Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages
Submitted by Racaire on Mon, 2009-10-05 15:43
Racaire reports that she has posted a number of albums of photos from her recent museum excursions on her Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-01 21:01
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).
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-09-19 21:36
Bring the entire family to this one-day medieval faire with activities and fun for all ages!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-09-09 15:33
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-09-09 15:28
The CORN MAZE at Cearfoss presents a day long Pumpkin Festival - Sat, Oct 10, 2009
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-09-09 13:42
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-09-04 16:42
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-09-04 13:03
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)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-08-28 20:25
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-29 11:58
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.
Submitted by Vrank on Thu, 2009-07-09 07:39
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 !
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-04 18:29
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!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-05-29 16:53
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 17:07
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-05-13 16:49
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."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-05-07 18:37
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!
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-04-12 15:07
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-04-11 08:13
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-04-10 17:19
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-04-10 08:41
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-03-19 16:08
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-17 15:38
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-03 16:07
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!!!
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-03 15:06
Please join us for the sixth annual Brymstonne Bacchanal on Saturday April 4th, 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-03 12:56
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-27 15:13
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-27 13:02
Barony of Starkhafn School of Defence is proud to present: Practicum of the Sword III March 28 & 29, 2009 * Las Vegas, Nevada *
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-02-19 17:03
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-02-14 16:13
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.