Games and Gambling

Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages

[AET] Vikings on the River 3

Vikings on the River 3 - FREE April 7th, 2012   9am - 7pm

[ANT] Boar's Hunt / AllChampions

Come join the Barony of Aquaterra as we combine two of our events for the price of one! We are combining our annual Boar's Hunt with the first Championship competition for our new Coronets, fierce Steinolf and graceful Sinedin.

[NOR] The Youth Event

We, Lady Typhaine and I, are the Event Stewards for the Youth Event, Kids get a Castle...II. We have come up with a fabulous theme for our children. We would like them to have a living experience of the Eight Virtues of being a Knight.

[OUT] Peasants, Rogues, and Wenches

Far away, in the Northern Outlands, lies the beautiful Barony of Caer Galen--a true jewel of the Kingdom. In that fair barony, gracious ladies and honorable gentlemen engage in noble pursuits to the great advancement of their Kingdom, their Barony and their own good names.

Scandinavian Festival 2012

Both days of the Festival are filled with music, dancing, food, lectures, demonstration, vendors and activities for young and old alike. The Viking Encampment and Sami Village will once again be present.

[ATL] Night (Six Feet) under the Town XIII

The Barony of Lochmere presents… Night (Six Feet) under the Town XIII: The Tontine 30 March – 1 April 2012

[AET] Spring Coronation

The Shire of Sylvan Glen proudly invites one and to all the Spring Coronation of Andreas and Kallista to be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds (1707 Old Leetown Pike, Kearneysville, WV) April 13-15, 2012.

[LOC] 30th Anniversary Foundation Day Picnic

Come and help celebrate Innilgard's 30th year. There will be tourneys, both rapier and heavy, dancing, games, etc. in a relaxed atmosphere where you can catch up with old friends at a picnic style event. 

[WES] Vikings Discover Japan

On March 31, 2012 we will gather at the Big Lake Lions Club to test our skills in Pearl Diving, Fishing, Celtic/Viking and Japanese style Knot work, Tug-o-rope, Arm Wrestling, Stick pull, Sumo Wrestling, Deck balance, Origami, Looting and more. 

[ANT] Fools Bransle

It is time once more for the populace of Lions Gate and its environs to gather together for an evening of good society, and the sharing of our expertise.

[DRA] Revel in the Midnight Sun VII

Oyez, oyez! As the sun nears its zenith, the people of the northern most isles gather to celebrate the endless day. We would be honoured to have you join us in the land of fire, ice and geothermal pools for a day of games, competitions and martial activity, all to be rounded off with a grand feast in the midnight sunlight.

[WES] Spring Feast

Come one and all to celebrate the coming of Spring with Fendrake Marsh on the Feast Day of St. Patrick.From our Kitchens, our goodly cooks will bring the finest fare to be served to noblemen and peasant alike, so don't miss out.  Games, Stories and Songs will fill our hall as we feast on our Shire's bounty!

[EAL] Border Spat

Canton of Harrowgate Heath is hosting Border Spat: for Love or Vengeance! Between the Barony of Skraeling Althing and the Barony of Ile du Dragon Dormant

[MID] Winter Game & Dance Revel

It's that time of year again to mark your calendar for a night of good drink, fun games, beautiful dancing and a wonderful feast.

[ART] Mystery Event

Come join the Province of Arrow’s Flight in an afternoon of classes and tournaments
as we fight off the Zombie Apocalypse.

[EAL] Winter War

Winter War, March 3, 2012 10:00 am - 11:00 p.m.

[LOC] Katherina's and William's Birthday Ball

In honour of the coincidentally temporally co-located birthdays of Mistress Katherina Weyssin and Master William de Cameron, the Barony of Ildhafn presents an evening of dancing and board/card-games, with light refreshments provided, and a potluck supper.

Estonian dig reveals coins and game pieces

Archaeological excavation at the future site for the Academy of the Arts in Tallinn, Estonian has produced several boxes of artifacts dating to the Middle Ages. Among objects found were bone jewelry, dice, and a piece from a board game.

[ART] Carnivale in Venice

The Shire of Castelleone Nuovo shall be holding our Venetian themed event "Carnivale" on the weekend of February 4, 2012 this winter!

[ANT] Founding Revel

Come one come all to Stromgard's Founding Revel.  We have a large number of wonderful activities for your diversion as well as a sumptuous feast for your delectation.

[OUT] Fontaine Twelfth Night

Our Barony, the most hospitable Barony in the Knowne World, would like to cordially invite everyone to Fontaine's Twelfth Night Celebration and Baronial Polling Saturday, January 28, 2012 at McGee Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds,

[ATL] Ponte Alto 20 Year Celebration

Come one, come all, to the Barony of Ponte Alto's 20th Birthday Celebration! A host of activities are planned for this event including A&S displays, a palio race, competitions for the Baronial Artisan and our Baronial Bard, dancing, music, shopping, a lavish Italian feast, shopping, and more...!

[ANT] Fimbulvinter Festival of Fools

It is time to shake off the chill of winter and join with friends for a day of revelry and feasting.  Please join the Canton of Silverhart on February 18, 2012 for our annual winter feast – Fimbulvinter! 

[ANS] Fall Ball in the Small Hall IV

With this email The Shire of the Shadowlands welcomes you to Fall Ball in the Small Hall IV: Bakers' Bransle!! It will be a day of games, classes, and combat followed by a European Ball in the evening of Saturday, January 28th, 10 am to 10 pm.

[ATL] Verses of the Stone

Come all citizens of Atlantia and of the Barony of Sacred Stone. The nobles and citizens of Middlegate invite you to join us in a celebration of glorious Rome.

The day of wine and board games

Consider this: a day lolling around a winery, a glass of wine or mead in your hand, and a game of Primero or Hnefatafl laid out before you. Such a day will be possible when the local SCA group invades Virginia's Hilltop Berry Farm for Medieval Games Day on January 28, 2012. Rebekah Carter of the NewsLeader (Staunton, Virginia) has the story.

[ATL] Medieval Games Day

Are you intrigued by the Dark Ages, Middle Ages and Renaissance period? If so, Hilltop Berry Farm in Nellysford invites you to join them for a demonstration of board and card games from this popular time period at their Medieval Games Day on January 28m 2012.

[CAL] Midwinter Festival

Alleviate your mid-winter cabin fever with a Festival of Fun! The Barony of Vatavia invites you to:
Midwinter Festival: A Court of Love and Beauty January 28, 2012

[LOC] Anealan Silver Anniversary

Every group on this Western Coast of Lochac has been founded by members of Aneala. As we reach our Silver Anniversary let us rejoice in the history of this Barony that has given birth to so many varied groups and individuals.

New study traces the origin of board games from ancient times to modern era

A study published in Antiquity looks at board games and traces their spread from ancient Mesopotamia through medieval Europe and into 20th century America.