There will be a wide range of games available to enjoy at the event. If you are interested in hosting or teaching any of the games below, please contact the event steward. Check the schedule to find when instruction and game play is scheduled for the following games.
The Games We Will Play
- Card Games
First referenced in 1377, a variety of card games developed in Europe, some of which are still played today. Since card games were generally attached to gambling, many areas outlawed the playing of card games.
2 teams of 2. The oldest document card game based on collecting tricks using a trump suit. This game can be played with a modern deck using the Queen and Jack as the Over and Under, respectively.
- One and Thirty
2 to 8 Players. One of the simplest traditional card games, which is still played in various forms today, appears in literature as early as 1440. The goal is to be holding card with a total value as close to 31 without going over.
- Dice Games
Dice games coming soon…
- Physical Games
Physical games are game played with full sized objects and are generally played outdoors. Some physical games may be played indoors.
An even number of 4 or more players. Though Base was primarily a children’s game of tag and capture, persons of any age can enjoy this game.
- Egg Jousting
Egg Jousting pits two challengers against one another attempting to break the others hard-boiled egg. Each match has a challenger and a defender. The challenger shall be chosen as the player who has accumulated the most eggs. In the case of a tie (such as at the beginning of the tournament), the challenger shall be …
- Table Games
Table games were very common, but only a few survive today. Several games similar to Backgammon were popular along with Chess and Merels.