Games and Gambling

Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages

Dun Or Baronial Anniversary

In honor of Their Excellencies Colyn and Muiriath, who are celebrating their first Anniversary as our Baron and Baroness, our theme is Scottish: In 1322, Robert the Bruce of Scotland won a decisive victory over King Edward of England at the Battle of Byland. This defeat spurred England to finally accept Scotland ’s independence. (In the words of our Baron: “ Scotland was always free; it just took a while to convince England of that.”) So get out your tartans and kilts and join us in the spirit of Scotland ! Location:
Barony of Dun Or (Quartz Hill, California)

Tuscany in Autumn

The populace of the Dominion of Myrkfaelinn, most mindful of the throes of winter, do invite you to join us in celebrating the bounty of the summer's crop in the manner of our friends in fair Tuscany. Dance, feast, fight and game with us as we pick from the finest of the crop and sing enough cheer into our hearts to last us till the days grow long once more.

Our site at the 4H Acres holds land for many diversions, a hall for Location:
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Ithaca, New York)

Dun Carraig Baronial Birthday

The Barony of Dun Carraig invites you to our Baronial Birthday, an event to cheer the spirit and lighten the heart before the icy grip of winter sets in. To that end, we have planned to celebrate the birth of our Barony by drawing on the holy grail of historic inspiration: Hollywood movies.

This gathering of silliness will take place on November 11, 2006 at the Izaak Walton League, 4200 Gardiner Road, Waldorf, MD. 20601. Location:
Barony of Dun Carraig (Waldorf, Maryland)

Luck of the Gypsies

Our event is a celebration of the way of the Romani life. Your goal at this event is to gain as much luck as you can by following the Romani way. Upon your arrival at the event, you will be given a token bag with beads. These beads symbolize good luck, but like all the Romani you must guard your luck carefully. A small group of Romani will be wandering the site. If you commit an act of bad luck, you will be asked to turn over one bead. If you are spotted doing something that will gain you luck, you may be given a bead. So pay attention! Location:
Shire of Deodar (Walker, Iowa)

Harvest Court

On Oct. 31, A.S. XX, the branch called Sentinels’ Keep was founded, in the Region of Artemisia. Since then we have grown, from incipient Shire to Barony. Many of our founding folk have wandered away, but many more have come to take their places. Now Sentinels’ Keep invites her many friends from near and far to help us celebrate 20 years of our existence, on October 21. (This year we’re half as old as the Society!) Location:
Barony of Sentinels' Keep (Arlee, Montana)

Irish Road Bowling Alive & Well in West Virginia

The rattle of metal on asphalt could be heard recently as the North American Region Championships of Irish Road Bowling came to Turkey Run Road in Buckhannon West Virginia. The ancient sport consists of tossing a metal ball along winding, country roads.

Fantasy "Dane's Head" league seeks interested parties

A SCAdian is organizing a "fantasy football [American]" league for those interested in the modern version of period bloodsport.

Lego Crossbow

Have an extra 300 hours of free time? Here's a way to use it: Alexei has created a crossbow from Lego blocks, and it actually works.

Pax Axe

Friends and neighbors, you are cordially invited to frolic in play with us for a day of games and fun at a one day event for all the family. 10: a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 26, 2006
St. Louis King of France School Cafeteria (air-conditioned)
1600 Lake Ave.
Metairie, LA 70005

Knowest thou the most formidable methods to procure a triumph many times over in the gaming of Nine Man Morris? Then thou must valiantly battle all Location:
Axemoor (Metairie, Louisiana)

Hairy Dogg Inn

Greetings lords and ladies fair and Hearken to these words I say. Ye Olde Buzzards Inn is open and under new management and is now known as The Hairy Dogg Inn, to be held at Sir Georg and Mistress Katarzina's home at 6424 Barclay Court, Anchorage, Ak.

Hairy Dogg Inn
Sept 23, 2006 AS XLI
Site opens 5:30pm-12:00 midnight
Site fee $6.00 for members (includes one bag coin)
$8.00 Non-members   Extra Coin $2.00 Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Anchorage, Alaska)

Pirate Tourney

The Shire of Darach invites you to gather up your Booty, put on your best eye patch, and join Their Royal Majesties by the Pacific for our annual Pirate Tourney.

The event will feature Heavy weapons, Rapier, and Boffers combat as well as contests and games. Come enjoy Darach's beautiful scenery and cool afternoon breezes with us.

Special Note: This year we will not be holding Pirate Tourney at the usual site. Location:
Shire of Darach (Ventura, California)

A Day at the Tavern

All are invited to come and waste a day playing games and losing coins! Or winning them. July 8th, the Shire of Tri-Os will be hosting a one day event "A Day at the Tavern". (7508 Jennings Way, Fort Pierce. The Lakewood Park Hall). Event costs are $10 (non-members add $3). The Puss-In-Boots opens it's doors at 10 am and you get tossed at Midnight.

Dona Aibinn ingen Artain (Navah, to the phonetically challenged, like Location:
Shire of Tri-Os (Fort Pierce, Florida)

Beggar's Rebellion

Join the Shire An Dun Thiene for a day of fighting, feasting, and games as the towns of Sodbury and Borton-on-Water settle their differences and settle the score.

The Shire of An Dun Thiene presents
Beggar's Rebellion-August 11th-13th
The Cumberland Center, Columbia TN


The Rebellion begins August 11th at the Cumberland Centre in Columbia, TN. Location:
Shire of An Dun Thiene (Columbia, Tennessee)

Storvik Post Pennsic Revel

As we return to our homes after a long summer campaign, the sounds of war fade and the sounds of merriment grow. Laughter replaces the battle cry as the populace of Atlantia gathers to celebrate the glories of Pennsic in an atmosphere of frivolity and fun.

The glorious Barony of Storvik invites you to an evening of enjoyment at its traditional Post Pennsic Dessert Revel. This year's theme is "Fun and Games," so come out and play some games! You may already know that cribbage and chess are period, but have you ever played Nine Men's Morris (featured in the most recent Tournaments Illuminated), Fox and Geese, or Hazard? Bring your cards, dice, board games, and toys. Weather permitting, you can try outdoor ball-and-stick games in the small, woodsy glen (no martial activities). Veteran game players are encouraged to teach the rules and strategies to new contestants of all ages. Location:
Barony of Storvik (Adelphi, Maryland)

War of the Roses

The Shire of Flintheath would like to invite you to help fight for the red or white in our annual War of the Roses, 23-25 June 2006. Site opens at 17:00 on Friday and closes at 17:00 on Sunday. Win points for your team in the battle of minds at the games tables, bash for points in the woods battle, parry your way to points at fencing or shoot for the points in archery. We would also like you to show off your A&S for a populous bean count for points. Location:
Shire of Flintheath (Brandon, Suffolk, England)

World's Oldest Football to be Displayed in Hamburg

A 16th century football (that's soccer to those of us in the States) will be on display in Hamburg, Germany during the summer of 2006 for the game's World Cup.


The Shire of Dun Ard brings you a day of FUN with Archery, Armored Combat - with Live Chess, Tri-Level A&S Competition, and test your Performance Skills in "Entertain Us or Be a Pell" Bardic all day. The Highland Games will once again be played this year. And finally but Not Least Important, Children's games and Activities.

Where: Hunt Lodge, Ft Leavenworth KS

When: April 15th (Easter Weekend), Site Opens at 8am and closes at 8am Sunday the 16th. Location:
Shire of Dun Ard (Ft Leavenworth Kansas)

A Grand Thing

The Barony of Stromgard and the Village of Bjorgvin would like the invite you all to A Grand Thing. This will be a period event, focusing on Norse and Irish traditions of the Viking Era, with fighting, contests, games, and a grand feast! There will be a multi-weapons tournament, A Viking raiders tournament of ships, and a monastery raid where you get to keep all the booty you can escape with.

Barony of Stromgard (Stevenson, Washington)

War of the Clans II

Bring ye Clan, Friends and Foes alike, and share in the fun with Rivermarch and the War of the Clans II. There's something for everyone with even a wee bit of Scottish in them. And we KNOW ye do.

Activities include:

  • Scottish Games for the Young and More than Young Alike: Caber Toss, Stone Toss, Tossing the Sheaf, Tug of War
  • Adult and Kids divisions
  • There will be a 22 pound hammer toss for the Elders Location:
    Shire of Rivermarch (Pine Mountain, Georgia)

Photos from TMT VI: The Feast of St. Patrick

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos from TMT VI The Feast of St. Patrick which took place March 18, 2006 in the Canton of Coille Stoirmeil.

May Day Celebration: Let's Go Fly A Kite!

Come one and come all to Caer Galen's famous May Day celebration, an event just for kids (or kids at heart)! This is a fun-filled celebration of the glories of Spring! Hear the history of kites as you build and fly (weather permitting) your very own kite! Engage in a challenge of wits and mettle to conquer games and win the boffer tournament to find the next worthy Guardian of Caer Galen's fabled Unicorn Horn.

Luck of Heroes II

Tax season got ya down?......Come relax with us at..... LUCK OF HEROES in the Barony of Unser Hafen!!! Saturday April 15, 2006.

Feast of St. Patrick

Join us for two nights of indoor camping fun at the Feast of St. Patrick (no he's not the main course) March 17,18,19,2006 at the Wilton Community Center, 400 East St. Wilton,Wisconsin.

Sword and Board: a Tavern Event

The Shire of Vilku Urvas is hosting "SWORD AND BOARD - A TAVERN EVENT" on June 23-25, 2006 in Deer River, MN.

Principality of Caid Tournament

Today's SCA meets Yesterday's SCA! The Barony of Altavia welcomes all to hearken back to when Caid was a Principality: when a tree was a pavilion, when carpet armor was legal and helmets were Freon cans; when T-tunics and jeans were major costumes and hippy clothes were the height of SCA fashion; when Caidan thrones were cloth-covered fold-up aluminum chairs!

Fortuna's Champion

Join us in the Shire of Isengau for "Fortuna's Champion" from 07. - 09.04.2006. The whole weekend is dedicated to medieval, competitive gaming. The competition starts on Saturday at 10 am and ends at 6 pm. Afterwards we will have feast with the presentation ceremony for the Champion of Fortuna. The gambling hall stays open until the last man standing. The event starts Friday at 6 pm and ends Sunday after breakfast at noon. There will be a tavern.

Moose Olympics

Come one, come all to the Moose Olympics! The populace of the Barony of Highland Foorde will be hosting the first ever Moose Olympics and invites all of you to attend.

Seventh Tournament of the Golden Lily

Be it known that upon the twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth days of February Anno Societatus XL the Shire of Beau Fort will hold the Seventh Tournament of the Golden Lily. This grand event will be held upon the much enjoyed lands of the Indian Springs State Park Group Camp in Flovilla, Georgia.

Known World Olympics at Estrella

Dirk V and Chamayn II, Basileos and Basilissa of Caid, have announced that this year's Estrella War will feature a Known World Olympics.

Spring Thaw

Spring is returning to Artemisia and the Shire of Twae Linnes would like to invite all to celebrate with them at their annual SPRING THAW Event.