hist-games: Board Games -- Suggestions Requested

Mats Winther mwi9 at swipnet.se
Tue Jul 25 10:31:52 PDT 2006

Den 2006-07-25 19:21:37 skrev Mats Winther <mwi9 at swipnet.se>:

> 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.
> http://hem.passagen.se/melki9/tablut.htm
> (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

Note that I made a little error in my Tablut image. The King should perhaps
not be marked with a Christian cross, as they belonged to another cultural
sphere. I have seen tristars, and round metal inlays, on the Tablut Kings.


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