hist-games: dating period card games

Imran Ghory imran at bits.bris.ac.uk
Tue Oct 22 13:37:20 PDT 2002

On Sat, 19 Oct 2002, Jane & Mark Waks wrote:
> > Loadum - 1591
> Not necessarily conclusive evidence for earlier, but a friend of mine
> has just done a transcription of the games list from Gargantua. (It's on
> the to-add list for the Game Page.) He's working from the 17th century
> English translation, so it *may* be an inaccurate translation, but it
> does list "Losing Load Him". If that's actually in Rabelais' original
> (which I don't have to hand), that would push it back to 1530...

If anyone who can read 16th century french wants to have a look at it, A
1534 edition has been transcribed at,



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