Games and Gambling
Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-02 14:43
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.
Submitted by louis on Thu, 2006-08-24 14:38
A SCAdian is organizing a "fantasy football [American]" league for those interested in the modern version of period bloodsport.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-08-17 13:33
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-08-03 11:38
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
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
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-07-27 12:10
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
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-07-05 14:04
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-07-03 09:43
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
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-06-26 10:41
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
The Rebellion begins August 11th at the Cumberland Centre in Columbia, TN.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-06-13 08:01
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-06-05 09:41
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)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-06 14:25
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-11 13:59
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.
Submitted by Lonergan Fionn ... on Sun, 2006-04-09 19:57
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-04 15:48
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-28 08:15
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-21 09:32
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-03-15 14:28
Tax season got ya down?......Come relax with us at..... LUCK OF HEROES in the Barony of Unser Hafen!!! Saturday April 15, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-03-15 12:25
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-14 14:26
The Shire of Vilku Urvas is hosting "SWORD AND BOARD - A TAVERN EVENT" on June 23-25, 2006 in Deer River, MN.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-03-06 09:52
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!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-03-03 15:21
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-02-22 12:23
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-02-16 19:43
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-02-11 14:09
Dirk V and Chamayn II, Basileos and Basilissa of Caid, have announced that this year's Estrella War will feature a Known World Olympics.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-02-06 13:47
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-02-06 10:35
On April 22nd the Barony of Vinhold will be holding the 3rd and last Saint Torvaldr's Day Celebration. At the end of June, Torvaldr Torgarson will be moving out of the Kingdom of the West to Ohio and the Midrealm. We invite you all to come to Saint Torvaldr's Day and celebrate with him, and allow him the opportunity to say good bye to you all.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-25 08:00
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield reports on and shares photos from the Kigdom's recent Yule Feast.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-24 14:59
Recent research has suggested that the Chinese played a form of golf in the 10th century. Now archaeologists claim that paganica, a Roman version of golf, existed as early as 30 B.C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-24 11:03
Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced the addition of two more special events to the schedule: the Atenveldt Brewers' Competition and an Open Games class sponsored by the Artemisian Low Company.
Submitted by ColyneStewart on Thu, 2006-01-19 08:23
Ealdormerean correspondent Laird Colyne Stewart goes under cover as a page at the Barony of Septentria's 12th Night celebration to report on the humorous goings-on.