hist-games: Gambling games for Tavern

James Masters - Personal james.masters at ukonline.co.uk
Sat Sep 30 06:13:41 PDT 2000


Would have thought Shut the Box would be a good bet (scuse pun).  Maybe
Cribbage, Dominoes?

You can get rules for free from the Masters Traditional Games website.

James Masters
Masters Traditional Games
Kew
England
http://www.mastersgames.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-hist-games at rt.com [mailto:owner-hist-games at rt.com]On Behalf
> Of Lee-Gwen
> Sent: 30 September 2000 09:49
> To: hist-games at pbm.com
> Subject: hist-games: Gambling games for Tavern
>
>
> Unto the List does Gwynydd of Culloden send hearty greetings:
>
> I have been asked to organise some medieval gambling games for an upcoming
> Tavern event in my Barony.  What the Stewart wants specifically are games
> which are : "quickish, easyish and you can wager large summs of gold coins
> on."
>
> Obviously, Tablero (all queries about it's history not withstanding!) is
> high on my list, and I am considering the Game of the Goose as well, if I
> can get my lady to make me a large calico board for it.  I have considered
> and (regretfully) rejected Spoil Five because it takes too much
> learning and
> Gluckhaus is out because I found it totally boring.
>
> Can anyone on the list make any other useful suggestions - preferably with
> rules or pointers to useful websites.
>
> Gwynydd
>
>
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