hist-games: 13th games

Jon at Gothic Green Oak jon at gothicgreenoak.co.uk
Mon Jun 23 08:09:24 PDT 2008


Piotr
Alquerque is a board game (similar to and probably predecessor of draughts or chequers)  which along with nine men's morris would have been well known. Chess also known along with tables and other dice games. I imagine, due to their portability, dice would have been important in crusader entertainment and in Europe generally, though scratching a nine men's morris board into the earth and playing with pebbles would surely have been common. 

jon
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