In today's Claire Chats, I talk about indoor games that were enjoyed during the medieval and Tudor periods.
Game instructions, more games and further reading
- Glückhaus, House of Fortune or Lucky Pig - See http://www.coht.org/resources/Gluckhaus.pdf for instructions and a board template.
- Niddy Noddy card game for children - see http://www.lscacamp.org/portals/0/medieval%20games%20and%20recreation.pdf
- Piquet (Cent) card game - see http://www.lscacamp.org/portals/0/medieval%20games%20and%20recreation.pdf for instructions.
- Primiera/Prime/Primero - See http://web.archive.org/web/20050208060221/http://www.elizabethangeek.com/wiki/PrimeroRules and http://jducoeur.org/game-hist/game-recon-primero.html for rules.
- Fox and Geese board game - See http://www.exeter.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=16578&p=0 for board template, counters and instructions, or http://www.auntannie.com/GamesToMake/FoxGeese/ for a craft activity to make a roll-up game board.
- Nine Men's Morris - See http://www.historyisfun.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/AnnasAdventures_NineMensMorris.pdf for instructions and board template.
- More medieval and Tudor games can be found at http://www.lscacamp.org/portals/0/medieval%20games%20and%20recreation.pdf and http://jducoeur.org/game-hist/game-rules.html
- Medieval Celebrations: Your Guide to Planning and Hosting Spectacular Feasts, Parties, Weddings, and Renaissance Fairs by Daniel Diehl and Mark P. Donnelly has a section on games.
The following photos are from the Mary Rose website - http://www.maryrose.org/ and are the board games I mentioned.