hist-games: Mid-175h Century England Games?

Burke, Robin rburke at cti.depaul.edu
Fri Oct 5 11:18:55 PDT 2007


For card games, Parlett also mentions Gleek (a favorite game of Catharine of Aragon), Piquet (Picket), Primero (a Poker-like bluffing game), and Ombre

Pagat (http://www.pagat.com/) has rules (or pointers) for all of these.

robin
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   1. Mid-175h Century England Games? (Teri Pell)
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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
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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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Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 08:14:27 +0100
From: "Jon at Gothic Green Oak" <jon at gothicgreenoak.co.uk>
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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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