Games and Gambling

Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages

[EAS] Barony of Ile du Dragon Dormant Investiture Anniversary

The time to pass the baton has come, and like the spring the new must replace the old. It is for this that we invite one and all to the final court of Baron Pellandres dit le frere, and Baroness Valeria Laskaris, Baron
and Baroness of l'Ile du Dragon-Dormant, and to the investiture of Their heirs Lady Tadea Isabetta di Bruno and Lord Angus McHaley, that they may claim their rightful place as the new leaders of our fair Barony.

[NOR] That Moot Thingy XI

That Moot Thingy XI: Babes in the Forest: Celebrating children of all ages!

[NOR] The Games People Played

The day will be filled with period leisure activities with a focus on period board games. We will hold classes during the morning to teach those interested, with tournaments after lunch.

Mountain Rogues

The Mountain Rogues design and craft Faire Lyric Books (a compilation of song lyrics dating back to the 1400's and encased in fabric covers), board games out of fabric, leather and wood (they mill their own lumber), riddle books (over 100 riddles dating to pre civil war), tables, game tables, and decorative items out of lumber, plus other items out of fabric and wood.

[CAL] Ceilidh 2011

The Shire of Dun Ard presents Ceilidh 2011 Saturday April 16, 2011 in Leavenworth, Kansas.

[ANS] Fall Ball in the Small Hall

The Shire of the Shadowlands is excited to announce the return of our celebrated (though seasonally-challenged) day of merriment, Fall Ball in the Small Hall! This year's theme is Ballhalla, so wear your finest Norse attire, brush up on your bransles, and join us for a day of fun with something for everyone on Saturday January 29, 2010!

[MER] Jour d' Amour VI

The Shire of Drakenmere invites you to Jour d' Amour VI, A Day of Love Shakespearean Style at Indian Springs State Park (Flovilla, GA) 28-30 January, 2011.  Please join us for our Late Period English Pub...a warm and welcome feast for the traveler.  Feast space is limited so reserve  early and reserve often....

[MID] Rivenvale's Winter Revel

Join Rivenvale for our annual Winter Revel. This is a free event. Period Garb is required and feastware is strongly recommended. Please bring a food item or beverage to share. Alcoholic beverages are permitted. There is a sink, stove, and refrigerator on site.

[DRA] Troll Hunt V

Winter's long grip is loosening and the nights are beginning to grow shorter, bringing light to the volcanic fields and magnificent glacial mountains of our harsh yet fair land. The hard times of winter have brought the local trolls raiding to close to home so we must unite to fight them back to the mountains to defend our livelihoods.

[GLE] Candlelight Camp 2011

It is the year 1313. After the destruction of the Knights Templar by Phillip IV, rumors abound about a hidden treasure, waiting to be found. Join the Barony of Small Gray Bear for a day of revelry, adventure, and mystery! Just remember:  X never, EVER marks the spot!

Curator's favorites from British Museum online

James Robinson, Curator of of Late Medieval Collections at the British Museum, shares photos and information on some of his favorite pieces on the International Center for Medieval Art's online exhibition.

[MID] Winter Dance & Game Revel

Dance & Game Revel held on February 26, 2011 in Fairport Harbor, OH. This gala event will feature all of your favorite dances, period games, food and fun! Bring cordials, mead and other brews to enjoy with friends during the festivities and games to play until the wee hours of the morning.

[CAL] Calontir’s Fifty-Fifth Crown Tournament

One of the most important tasks set before the Crown is the establishment of a secure line of succession, thus assuring the peaceful transition of power in the event of the untimely demise of our Beloved King and Queen. The ancient and noble traditions of our Society call for the Successors to be chosen by Combat, and the Crown Tournament is the chosen vehicle for this Rite.

[EAS] A Shire Twelve Night 1078

The year comes to a close here in the small demense of Fair Haven Hall. Travelers and subjects of the manor make the trek to the small Northumbrian hamlet to spend the final day of the Christmastide in music dance, games, merriment and a camaraderie little seen outside the immense oaken doors of the picturesque hall.

[WES] New Year's Eve

Looking for something to do on New Year's Eve? Everyone is welcome to The Baronial Keep in Selviergard. We shall open our home for games, bardic, food, fighting, and whatever else we may think to do.

Medieval chess

On her website, Hamill Indexing, Carol Hamill shares extensive information about the history and play of medieval chess from its origins in India and Persia to its western medieval forms.

[ART] 12th Night Celebration

Come join Baron and Baroness Aaron and Elizabeth celebrate the first anniversary of their glorious reign.

[ATE] Granite Mountains Polling

The time is upon us, we will no longer be KNOWN as the Shire of Granite Mountain, but as the BARONY of Granite Mountain. I call upon ALL paid adult members to come and help select the future of our group by voting in the polling, I call upon ALL active persons who play but are not members to either get a membership and vote, or just come out and support the group.

[ATE] Winter Tourney

Be it known that a tournament will be held in the south western most region of our beautiful lands of Atenveldt. All warriors, consorts, and curious bystanders are invited to the Shire of Burning Sands for it's annual Yuletide tournament.

[CAI] Barony of the Angels Yule

Come celebrate the Yule season with the Angels family. Show off your culinary skills at another fantastic Angels potluck. Join in the table decorating and dessert contests. Take part in the bardic and gaming championships. Create an awesome ornament for the ornament raffle or ornament exchange (or both!)? Rumor has it Father Christmas will be visiting as well.

[OUT] Caerthen Yule

Imagine, if you will, Yule-tide seasons of years past, with warm hearth, great food, cheerful music, and good friends. The smells of ever-green, the burning yule log, and bread pudding fill the air. Holly green and red, the
presentation of the Boar's Head, and the spectacle of the Lord of Misrule!

[ATL] Feast & Foolishness

Nature is convening a parliament at which the birds will all choose their mates. Our two male eagles will make their case for the hand of the lady but we are certain that the birds of lower estates will have something to say about that.

[AET] Celebration of the Holly King

Lords and ladies, nobles and good gentles of all ages, pack up the long ships and make for Delftwood as we celebrate Yule the way every good Viking should.

[WES] Yule

Outside it is cold and dark but Yule in Winter's Gate will be warm and bright. The Autocrat will be sponsoring a Nine Men's Morris prize tournament.

Headless gladiator mystery continues

Archaeologists are still debating the meaning of the burial of 46 decapitated men in a Roman cemetery in northern England. The remains, most of which originiated from far-flung localities, were buried with honor in a prestigious cemetery.

Documenting the Luxury Arts: A photo archive by Genevra Kornbluth

Genevra Kornbluth's "Documenting the Luxury Arts" site has photos of artifacts and architecture from Roman to 20th century. Photos of the pre-17th century items include many not easily found elsewhere, including crystal and crystal intaglio pieces, ivory carvings, and game pieces (20-sided dice, anyone?).

[ART] Twilight in Valhalla

By special arrangement with the Gods, the Shire of Castelleone Nuovo invites you to attend "Twilight in Valhalla."

[EAL] Kingdom 12th Night

Please join us for a day of fun and revelry! There will be outdoor games, indoor games, dancing, singing, feasting, and merriment for all. There will be skating, skiing and snowshoeing possible. Please bring your own equipment.

[EAS] Duello 2010

With winter approaching and the victory of the Pennsic War safely in hand, we must not sit idle and let newly acquired or honed skills atrophy! One of the main tools that led to our victories in the field was the ability of our commanders and experienced fighters to strategize. We must also recognize the important contribution of the many new combatants who helped us win the rapier war points.

[CAI] Lyldenholt/Lyondemere Yule

As winter is closing in, two great baronies come together at the crossroads between their lands to celebrate the Yule season. There stands a sturdy inn to shelter friends and distant travelers alike. Hearty foods, games, and delightful entertainment will fill our hearts with joy. Welcome, one and all.