hist-games: Board Games -- Suggestions Requested

Mats Winther mwi9 at swipnet.se
Tue Jul 25 10:21:37 PDT 2006

Den 2006-07-25 19:08:06 skrev <smcclune at earthlink.net>:

> Greetings to the list!
> I am in the process of putting together a set of wooden game boards.  The boards will be 12" x 16".  The idea is that they will fit inside the tray of a wooden chest I made as part of a local group project.  The inside of the tray is already painted for tables/backgammon, and the other side has a chess board.
> Does anyone have any suggestions as to what additional boards I might want to include?  I would prefer to stick with games from medieval or renaissance Europe, if possible.  I'm currently considering Nine Man Morris, Fox and Geese, Alquerques, and probably Gluckshaus; are there any others I ought to include?  Any favorites that perhaps I haven't heard of yet?
> Many thanks!
> S. McClune
> (known in the SCA as Arwen Southernwood)

Tablut, perhaps. The Vikings were obsessed with this game. Each other
Viking grave contains their personal favourite Tablut pieces.

(if you are going to make an Alquerque board, please take note
of the correct rules which can be found here:
http://hem.passagen.se/melki9/medievalalquerque.htm )

Mats Winther

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