hist-games: dating period card games

Thierry Depaulis thierry.depaulis at freesbee.fr
Sat Oct 19 13:52:02 PDT 2002


Imran Ghory wrote:
>I've been searching english literature for early references to card games
>and have produced a list of dates of the earliest mention of card games
>that I could find.
>
>The dates are:
(I'm just adding the dates I have)
>
>Gleek - 1533 --> 1522

>Ombre - 1661 --> 1660! (viz. 'The Royal game of the ombre', London, 1660 (BL))
>One and thirty - 1554 --> 1522
>Passage - 1616 : probably not a card game but a dice game

>Post and pair - 1602
	--> as Post - 1528 ("post and glyeke")
	      as Post and pair - 1579
>Primanista - 1631: probably a typo: it should be Primavista and my
>earliest reference is 1598

>Ruffe - 1592 --> 1579
>Sant - 1591 --> as Saunt - c.1532
>Saut - 1652 ??? (Saunt?)

>Trump - 1529 --> 1522

>Any corrections would be welcome.

Are additions welcome too?

Beast - 1653
Brag - 1714
Cent = Sa[u]nt - 1539
Comet - 1685
Cribbage - 1630
Crimp - 1632
Faro - 1718
Lanterloo / Loo -1668
Laugh and lie down - 1522
Piquet - 1646
Pope Joan - 1732
Put - 1629
Quadrille - 1726
Quinze - 1716
Swig - 1598
Thierry Depaulis



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