hist-games: hist-games Digest, Vol 28, Issue 1

Graham Webb graham.webb1 at btinternet.com
Thu Oct 4 12:41:35 PDT 2007


I might add that there are lots of references to cricket in the Seventeenth
century. Puritan's hated it because it took people's attention away from God
on Sundays.

For further info on Sports, I have included Charles 'Book of Sports' on the
website I have already given as a reference.

Kind regards,

Graham.

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Today's Topics:

   1. Mid-175h Century England Games? (Teri Pell)
   2. Re: Mid-175h Century England Games? (webmaster at historicgames.com)
   3. Re: Mid-175h Century England Games? (Jon at Gothic Green Oak)


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Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 15:09:40 -0500
From: "Teri Pell" <teri.pell at gmail.com>
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I'm a cast member of a local Cavalier/English Civil War era faire set in
1652 and was wondering what period appropriate games would have been played
in England in that time period?  Any and all suggestions welcome.

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Teri Pell
~ Widow Mary Weatherwax, lacemaker
~ The Black Widow of Middlefaire
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Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 15:56:21 -0500
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I'm a cast member of a local Cavalier/English Civil War era faire set in
1652 and was wondering what period appropriate games would have been played
in England in that time period?  Any and all suggestions welcome.

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Here's a few of the most portable

Card games: One & Thirty, Bone-Ace (An ancestor to modern Blackjack,  
and mentioned as
early as 1611.)

Maw was popular with the English court starting with James I

Cribbage and it's ancestor Noddy were being played

For Dice games Hazard was the longest standing popular dice game in Europe.

Backgammon -even folding backgammon boards are documented.

If you'll excuse a shameless plug... the card and dice game rule  
booklets that I sell
both consist of games documented in Europe prior to 1700. (I started  
out with a 30 Year
War group so pre-1700 games has been our primary focus)

Chas
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MacGregor Historic Games
http://historicgames.com



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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 08:14:27 +0100
From: "Jon at Gothic Green Oak" <jon at gothicgreenoak.co.uk>
Subject: Re: hist-games: Mid-175h Century England Games?
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Ill throw in a few board games for the period

Chas has already mentioned backgammon

But also you could play chess (the style of men are in a bit of a flux at
this period with many very elaborate sets and some more simple ones), Nine
Men's Morris was still popular as was Fox and Geese and Draughts (checkers
in the u.s.). The Royal Game of Goose was played for fun and for money. 

If we are doing shameless plugs there is more information on these games at

www.gothicgreenoak.co.uk


All best wishes

jon
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