hist-games: What is an historical game?

bjm10 at cornell.edu bjm10 at cornell.edu
Wed Aug 20 08:54:49 PDT 1997

A good issue has been raised, here.  What constitutes an "historical" 
game?  After all, is the "Boston Game" or the "New York Game", both 
antecedents of modern baseball and both extant before the US Civil War, 
"historical"?  Why must a game only be played before 1600 to count as 

For example, I've got quite an interest in games typical of around 1750, 
are they or are they not "historical"?

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