hist-games: Cloth Game Boards

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Sat Mar 24 20:26:38 PDT 2007

Quoting Richard Yeager <r.yeager at sbcglobal.net>:

> I apologize if this has been covered previously.  I
> have not found much in the archives (at least that was
> new enough to have functioning documenting links).  I
> am wondering about game boards made of cloth or
> leather and whether these were used in Europe prior to
> the early 1600s?  I have seen assertions that they
> were common in the Muslim east but not Europe.  I also
> remember seeing a reference to them being made in
> Scandanavia but cannot recall the refernce or the
> time-frame.  Can anyone help?
> Richad Yeager
> ______________

I've been making and selling a line of fabric games since 1995 and  
been watching for something. The earliest example I have found of a  
game printed directly on fabric was done on silk in the 1790's in  

MacGregor Games

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