Games and Gambling

Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages

Create your Dark Ages character

The History Channel online lets you create your own Dark Ages character - complete with your face! Have fun designing a noble, Viking, cleric or peasant.

[AET] Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins

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See sins, swashbuckling and spice at the Feast of The Seven Deadly Sins as the Barony of Delftwood celebrates the Silk Road on February 16, 2008! Come join us at a site not visited in many years, May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church in Dewitt, NY, where we will offer you a variety of pleasures from the Near and Far East including a hoffla, a Japanese tea ceremony, a Japanese dayboard, and a Feast starting in China and working westward to Europe through the removes. Location:
Barony of Delftwood (Dewitt, New York)

[MER] Diverse Pleasures V

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Join us for a day of pleasuring the mind through interesting and entertaining classes. This event will include topics so diverse that everyone will find something to love.

We will keep young ones (5+) busy with a Bocce' tournament while the parents feast their minds. For the body, a sumptuous Irish feast from the kitchen of Baron Sir Jean Claude of Adlerstaat. For the less intellectually interested, an area will be available for pickup fighting, weather permitting. Classes include: Blacksmithing, Embroidery, Medieval Games and much more! Fund-raiser lunch, silent auction, and merchants! Schedule and more information will be posted as it becomes available. If there are any dietary concerns, please contact the Feastcrat. Location:
Canton Des Forges (Birmingham, Alabama)

[EAS] King's and Queen's Bardic Championship

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The Shire of Anglespur, the Jewel of the East, is pleased to host this year’s King’s and Queen’s Bardic Championship! Bards, Singers, Musicians and Storytellers from all over the East Kingdom are invited to come and share their talents in this illustrious competition.

The Bardic Competition is to be divided into three rounds. Please note that the theme of the event is "Heroes of the Empire," and Their Majesties wish to hear songs, tales, and poems of the East Realm's greatest men and women. Also we would remind the bards that Their Majesties will be basing their decision on all three rounds. Location:
Shire of Anglespur (Hoosick Falls, New York)

[AET] A Fool's Court in Myrkfaelinn

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Come journey to the fool's court of Myrkfaelinn for a day of pun and games. Are you up to the challenge? There will be something for both heavy and youth fighters, as well as games and youth activities.

Merchants welcome, but space is limited, contact autocrat. The event will be at the magnificent Risley Hall at Cornell University (515 Thurston Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850.)

Doors open at 10am. We will be having a light lunch board in the afternoon. Location:
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Ithaca, New York)

[OUT] Plattefordham 12th Night

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The Shire of Plattefordham will be holding our 12th night (conveniently) on the 12th of January at St Stephan's Church, 4700 S. Poplar St, Casper WY 82601.

Site opens at 10AM and closes at 10PM and is very dry. Site fee for adults is $7 and $7 for feast, as well. Child (10 and under) site is free, $3 feast fee for children 5-10. A $3 NMS applies to all adult non-members.

Activities for the day include a Senet tournament, Barding, a number Location:
Shire of Plattefordham (Casper Wyoming)

[ANT] Midwinter's Feast: Shakespearean Celebration

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Toward the end of the 16th century, England was ruled by Queen Elizabeth and a new playwright by the name of William Shakespeare was becoming quite well-known. Please join us for our annual Midwinter's Feast as we celebrate all the sumptuous bounty this era had to offer, both in food and entertainment! A dazzling display of gastronomic delights awaits you, including vegetarian options, and we are gathering the best performers from throughout the Summits to regale us with song, story, and dance! And, of course, there will be much dramatic performance, both taken from and inspired by the works of the Bard himself. Location:
Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Oregon)

Hamlet: the Text Adventure

Bored? Want to have a real literary adventure? Try Hamlet: the Text Adventure, a text-based mystery game.

[CAI] 12th Night in Caid

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Come enjoy the day as the Barony of Dreiburgen hosts this year’s 12th Night Celebration.

This year’s theme is Fun and Games. Throughout the event there will be a number of activities to entertain you. The day will include games, music, dancing and feasting.

The event will be held at the United Methodist Church in Hemet, California 530 S Buena Vista St. Hemet, California 92543 Location:
Barony of Dreiburgen (Hemet, California)

[WES] Winter's Gate Hanukkah Yule

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Oh Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah's, let's light the menorah! That's right. This year our Yule celebration will honor the ancient Festival of Lights. So put away the reds and greens and pull out your blues and whites. Bring your menorahs. Or candles and lanterns. And bring your inner child.

Activities include (but not limited to) a non-violent tournament for a peaceful yule - a Dredel Tournament; dancing; a dredel pinata; Location:
Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)

Darkon - the Movie

It's a dark time in the fantasy world of Darkon. Follow the adventures of a group of live-action role-players from Baltimore, Maryland as documented in the new film Darkon

Office warrior weapons

Just in time for the holidays: "High quality, durable, foam latex weapons. They look real and can deliver a sweet beat down!" (video)

[ATL] Fool's Twelfth Night

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Kingdom Twelfth Night and Yule are over and now you can put all seriousness aside and join us for the silliness of a court held by the King of Fools and the wonders of a "backward feast". Foolishness you say? But of course!

Welcome to Fool's Twelfth Night. Fun and Merriment abound at our festivities. Enter into a realm where the garb is motley (sometimes painfully so), the games and gambling are for fun and prizes, the most foolish soul sits on the throne and dessert, of course is served first (life being short and uncertain) All those attending will vote for the silliest among our ranks. This lucky Fool then reigns as King or Queen of Fools, silly hat and all. There will be a Gluckhaus game running throughout the day. Whoever ends the day with the most baubles (whether hard earned, conned, or begged) will be declared the winner. Other contests and games of fun and merriment include the most foolish hat contest, best use of motley, best foolish subtlety Location:
Canton of Crois Brigte (Winston Salem, North Carolina)

[DRA] Dance Moot V

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When winter has fallen upon the lands, the Shire of Harpelestane has its own merry way to remain warm and entertained: dancing.

Come join us on 26 January 2007 for a day of dancing and gaming at the latest gathering of our Dance Moot. Classes on music and dancing will be held, with opportunities to practice both in the evening at a small ball. All musicians are welcome to come along and play. For the non-dancers, there will be a Location:
Shire of Harpelestane (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Leif Ericson Pictures

The "House of the Slippery Slope" household offers pictures from Calafia's Leif Ericson Tourney, including heavies, rapier, and youth combat.

[AET] Kingdom 12th Night

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We invite all good gentles to join in the merriment and cheer at the Aethelmearc Kingdom Twelfth Night celebration on Saturday, January 12, 2008 in the Barony of Endless Hills. The event will be held at the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority/Saint Rose Academy, 1300 Old Plank Road, Mayfield, PA, 18407.

We have procured a most marvelous hall for feasting, meetings, courts and dancing! Bring your best garb and revel in our sun-filled atrium! The hall opens at 9 am and closes at 9:30 pm. This is a discretely damp site (period containers please), and enclosed flame is allowed. The site is fully handicapped accessible and there is adequate parking for all vehicles. A bounteous lunch is included with the site Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (Mayfield, Pennsylvania)

[ART] Twelfth Night 2008 & Gryphon's Lair Baronial Investiture

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Greetings one and all! Please join the good people of Gryphon's Lair as the year turns and Twelfth Night celebrations commence. This will be a singularly joyous event as we invest a new Coronet on the thrones of Gryphon's Lair, Sir Math Halfdane, the Fish and the Honorable Lady Daria de Salamanca.

To honor the Premiere Baroness' contribution and support of the Arts and Sciences over the past two years, there will be an Arts and Sciences Location:
Barony of Gryphon's Lair (Ogden, Utah)

[GLE] Havoc!

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HAVOC!!! November 9 - 11, 2007 in the Shire of Loch Bais (Minden, Louisiana)

Site:
Caney Conference Centre
1163 Methodist Camp Road
Minden, LA

site opens 5 pm Friday and closes 11 am Sunday

Prices:
Weekend Cabin $22
Tenting $17
Daytrip $11
Non-members add $3
Deduct $3 for Off Board
Early bird prices - Reservations received before October 15th, deduct $2 Location:
Shire of Loch Bais

[ART] Toys for Tots

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In conjunction with the Shire of Arrows' Flight; the Shire of Crystal Crags will be hosting a Toys for Tots and Food Bank fund raiser.

You will have an opportunity to collect "gold" coins (a good thing) in Heavy Weapons and Rapier fighting scenarios. You can also receive "gold" coins for chivalrous behavior as non-fighters as well. Plus a surprise category!

Bring your items, finished or not for our Arts & Sciences display. There will be a populace vote for the favorite items. Youth activities will also be provided. Location:
Shire of Crystal Crags

[WES] Jingles Feast

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The Province of Southern Shores would like to invite you to celebrate the holiday season with us at our Jingles Feast.Come and enjoy a Spanish Renaissance feast prepared by Anna Serra. Games and classes will be offered from 11AM until the start of the feast. We will also have our famous silent auction with many wonderful items to bid on.

We will have a number of competitions during the event. There will Location:
Province of Southern Shores (Palo Alto, California)

[ART] Twilight in Valhalla

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By special arrangement with the gods, the Shire of Castelleone Nuovo invites you to attend Twilight in Valhalla. Brave warriors will participate in a variety of snow battle scenarios for both heavy and light fighters. After the battle, the Einherjr are escorted by the Valkyries to a Norse Style Feast in the halls of Valhalla.

Following feast the ice skating (site fee includes skate rental), garbed snowperson building, and other outdoor games for the hardy begin! For those bitten by the Frost Giants, warm drinks and cozy indoor games, including a chess tournament, are offered in the warming house. Prizes for heavy fighting (plus a booty pit), light fighting, ice skate race, and chess champion will be awarded at the end of the evening. Note: this is an evening event; site opens at 5PM and closes at midnight. Location:
Shire of Castelleone Nuovo (Helena, Montana)

[DRA] Knick Knack

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The Shire of Polderslot likes to invite you all to our yearly Knick Knack event. But be aware! We've heard rumors that Knick Knack will be invaded by the Vikings this year! So, go fetch your bull's horn and your bead necklace and come in your best Viking outfit to our lovely Shire of Polderslot.

The vikings are best known for their battles, so a Viking event wouldn't be a Viking event whitout a fighting contest to find out who is the bravest, strongest and most resourcefull fighter in the kingdom! BUT, as we will build some mythical element into this contest, this will not be your ordinary everyday fighting contest. Location:
Shire of Polderslot (Ommel, Netherlands)

[LOC] Feast of The Four Winds

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Follow the scent of the sea and fine food to the Shire of Adora for their premier feast. Come test the fighters in the battle for Shire Champion then relax at the feast with great food, garb and games!

Date: 17th November 2007

Tourney at 3pm
Feast: 6pm

Cost: booked $15, at the door $18

Location: Bulli Masonic Hall, Princes Hwy Bulli NSW.

Location:
Shire of Adora (Bulli, New South Wales)

[DRA] Garden of Earthly Delights and Baronial Revelry

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Let it be known that on the twenty-third of February, there will be a Faire to celebrate the arts and artisanal crafts, and this faire will be held in the lord baron's holding known by many as the Pfaelzer Schloss. The lord Baron will be there to welcome all and sundry to this demesne, but especially those who wish to share their and display their myriad woorkes.

After the day of sharing and learning, there will be a revelry--- games, Location:
Barony of Meadowmarsch (Gross Umstadt, Germany)

Join the Roman Army - virtually

DK (Publishing) Online is seeking to enter the Guiness Book of Records by creating the world's largest virtual army. On the Roman Army Online website, players are encouraged to win prizes by joining up and taking quizzes.

[GLE] Christmas Revel

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Please join the Barony of Axemoor as they as they celebrate the beginning of the Yule Tide season. There will be something for everyone.

December 7-0, 2007

Henry S. Jacobs Camp

3863 Morrison Road
Utica, MS 39175

http://axemoor.net/christmas revel flyer 07.html Location:
Barony of Axemoor (Utica, Mississippi)

[MID] Vineyard Raids IV

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Once again, the Canton of Westmere invites good gentles to journey into the unexplored wilds of southwestern Pentemere for a day of fun in the land of the Trident.

The Canton of Proudly presents
Vineyard Raids IV: Want a little cheese with that whine?
October 6th, 2007

Paw Paw Conservation Club
56222 30th St.
Paw Paw, MI 49079

Site Fee $5.00 not including the $3.00 non-member surcharge. Location:
Canton of Westmere (Paw Paw, Michigan)

[WES] Feast of Long Nights X

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Join the Northernmost branch of the SCA, in the darkness which comes with the territory and with the New Moon, for the Tenth annual Feast of Long Nights!

We're planning a long Saturday afternoon and evening of reveling, games and feasting.

The event theme will be a Country Feast and our Tenth Year. Wear your most comfortable garb! Contact the event host if you need to borrow clothes!

Location:
Canton Ynys Taltraeth (Kotzebue, Alaska)

[ANT]Kingdom of An Tir Twelfth Night

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Their Majesties of An Tir invite one and all to join Them in celebrating this most glorious of holidays, Twelfth Night hosted by the beautiful Barony of lion's Gate January 11-13, 2008.

Event & Site Information
Address:
Aston Pacific Inn Resort Hotel & Conference Centre
1160 King George Highway
White Rock/South Surrey, BC, Canada

Check-in begins at 3pm, Friday Jan. 11, 2008. Location:
Barony of Lion's Gate (White Rock, British Columbia)

17th century toys found in Leicestershire

The discovery of a hidden stairway in Market Harborough parish church in 1988 has led to unearthing of one of the most important collections of post-medieval street toys in English history. (photos)