Games and Gambling
Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-07-13 11:16
Lady Miriam von Schwarzwald of the Barony of Forgotten Sea, reports on her visit to Calontir's recent Carousel event. In addition, Annalies Grossmund adds some thoughts on the same event.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-06-21 08:43
Come one, come all to Games Day, an event for games and gamers of all sorts. We will have a wide assortment of games and game related competitions. Games will include chess, cribbage, backgammon, Ur and various other period games. We encourage you to bring any period games that you have so that there will be a lot of boards to go around.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-05-05 16:45
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. will host an exhibit on Asian Games through May 15, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-04-21 11:29
If you're one of those people who has always hankered to own your own siege engine but don't have a large enough garage to store it, your prayers may be answered in the form of a paper trebuchet.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-03 11:41
Would you have been a good Viking? Test your skills in an online game from the BBC.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-03-30 12:03
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.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-03-27 09:25
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-03-21 11:20
The Baronial College of Tor Aerie presents Beowulf: Dude, Where's my Arm?!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-17 13:38
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.
Submitted by Antonio on Wed, 2005-02-09 12:48
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.
Submitted by ColyneStewart on Tue, 2005-02-01 08:01
"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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-01-30 11:30
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-01-13 13:53
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-01-12 11:42
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.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2005-01-07 13:51
Chivalry sports has medieval and Renaissance costumes, accessories, armor, swords and other weapons, as well as games, gifts and collectibles.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2005-01-07 13:43
Fettered Cock Pewters sells pewter items, belts and belt fittings, games, fine jewelry in silver and gold, furniture, household goods, dress accessories and more!
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2005-01-07 12:42
Lady Pegleg's Gifts and Crafts offers period game boards and pieces, wood furniture, and ornamental wood carvings (mostly with a Celtic theme).
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-01-06 15:53
The Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust has evidence that noisy toys may date back to the Bronze Age.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-12-13 18:00
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."
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2004-11-17 10:54
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-11-11 20:23
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-11-05 14:32
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!
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-03 15:31
Herr Wilhelm von Düsseldorf, autocrat for Old Buzzard Inn, reports on the festivities at this year's event.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-09-10 08:49
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.
Submitted by Aoife on Fri, 2003-03-07 15:31
This week, Aiofe offers a bonus list of entertainments for indoors and outdoors.