Games and Gambling

Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages

Sale of imaginary sword leads to murder in the real world

File this in the category of the strange and unusual: An Internet gamer from Shanghai, China, has allegedly murdered a competitor for selling a sword that existed only in the game to someone else for real money.

Three new exhibits open at the Smithsonian's Freer & Sackler Galleries

On March 19, three new exhibits on Japanese and Near Eastern artwork opened at the Sackler & Freer Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

Beowulf: Dude, Where's my Arm?!

The Baronial College of Tor Aerie presents Beowulf: Dude, Where's my Arm?!

Fellowship of the Moose

The Barony of Highland Foorde invites the populace of Atlantia to join us in the celebration of the return of the Moose. This will be a day of period table top gaming, archery, and period outdoor gaming.

Rusty Rapier

The Rusty Rapier is a purveyor of fine handcrafted medieval games and other sundries for the refined medieval enthusiast. They have games ranging from the classic morris family to the little known, like fanorona and surakarta, and they are adding more all the time.

Event Report: Septentrian 12th Night

"What a Drag!" reports Lord Colyne Stewart of the Septentrian 12th Night event, as he describes the, errr..., beauty-challenged Beard "Sisters" whose antics enlivened this Ealdormere event on January 22.

"Around the World in 18 Games" Comes to Hadrian's Wall

Twenty tiny people are making a unique journey this year when the British Museum sends 20 of the historic Lewis Chessman north for a special exhibit of historic board games.

Septentrian Twelfth Night

The College of Skeldergate proudly presents Septentrian Twelfth Night, Saturday, January 22nd, 2005 at the Thornhill Community Centre, 7755 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill, ON L3P 4P1.

Ballo Viola Duo

In celebration of the Coronation of our King and Queen at Midwinter XXXX, and for the enjoyment of the Dancers of Lochac and our visiting cousins, from other Kingdoms, Innilgard presents: Ballo Viola Duo.

Chivalry Sports

Chivalry sports has medieval and Renaissance costumes, accessories, armor, swords and other weapons, as well as games, gifts and collectibles.

Fettered Cock Pewters Fine Medieval Wares

Fettered Cock Pewters sells pewter items, belts and belt fittings, games, fine jewelry in silver and gold, furniture, household goods, dress accessories and more!

Lady Pegleg Gifts & Crafts

Lady Pegleg's Gifts and Crafts offers period game boards and pieces, wood furniture, and ornamental wood carvings (mostly with a Celtic theme).

Noisy Toys Nothing New

The Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust has evidence that noisy toys may date back to the Bronze Age.

Iran "Cradle of Board Games"

Iranian archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old backgammon set, thought to be the world's oldest, making the country the "cradle of board games."

In praise of Dungeons & Dragons™

How many of us medieval enthusiasts owe our fascination with the Middle Ages to role-playing fantasy games played as a child? Peter Bebergal, writing for the Boston Globe, celebrates D&D's 30 year anniversary.

Rowany Baronial Investiture and Yule Feast

Come celebrate the end of an era and the start of a new one at the Rowany Baronial Investiture and Yule Feast, seeing the stepping down of Corin and Keridwen as Baron and Baroness of Rowany, and the stepping up of Hrothgar and Helene, by the hands of Draco and Serena, King and Queen of Lochac.

A Day at the Races

It is racing time in Siena! The 17 Contrade are getting ready for their beloved palio races and the Barony of Ponte Alto invites everyone to join in the fun!

Oerthans Gather at Old Buzzard Inn

Herr Wilhelm von Düsseldorf, autocrat for Old Buzzard Inn, reports on the festivities at this year's event.

Games Tourney

The fair shire of Isenfir (Charlottesville, Virginia) will once again be hosting its trademark mega-gaming event, Games Tourney, on October 23, 2004. That's a whole day of games, gamers, and as much gaming as you care to do.

Gaming with Aoife

This week, Aiofe offers a bonus list of entertainments for indoors and outdoors.