Real Medieval Games

A lot of the culture of the Middle Ages has been lost to us and particularly the early centuries before there was a lot of written work being done. But what we do know of medieval times is extremely fascinating and rich. They had a vibrant and varied life and of course they had games! Here are some games from the Middle ages that we still can have fun with today.

Chess

It is the game that ranks above all other games; medieval in flair and virtually unchanged for centuries. It is the ultimate challenge and totally devoid of any luck. It is all about skill and ability. Nobody knows where it originated but it slowly spread across continents over centuries and found its way to Europe during the crusades where it was finalized into the game we know today with knights, kings pawns and more.

 

Hand Painted Medieval Chess set Hand Painted Medieval Knights Polystone Chess Pieces Each chess piece is individually hand-painted in meticulous detail and crafted from polystone. Polystone is a compound made up of polyurethane resin mixed with powdered stone, Additionally, polystone is slow to wear, making it ideal for collectors and casual players alike. Chess Pieces Only - Several optional chess boards are available.

 

House of Staunton Chess set

House of Staunton Classic Chess Set & Board - Looking for exceptionally well-crafted wooden Chessmen at a very reasonable price? Look no further than the Classic Series Chessmen from the House of Staunton . Designed to replace the low quality Chess sets that dominate the lower price range, The Classic Series Chessmen offer high-quality wooden Chessmen at a reasonable price!

One of the heaviest sets of its size on the market, it is designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining the elegance that has become the hallmark of all House of Staunton Chessmen. This library-sized set features a 4.0" King, weighs 42 ounces and includes 4 Queens. The design and feel of these Chessmen make them ideal for both Tournament and Rapid Play (Blitz) Chess.

As with all House of Staunton Chessmen, they exemplify the perfect combination of beauty and functionality. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close! Each set consists of 34 Chessmen, 17 light and 17 dark (including the two additional Queens.)

The Chessmen are new and come housed in a premium display Chess Board box that features two drawers with individual compartments for piece storage.

 

Medieval Times Chess set Medieval Times Chess Set and High Gloss Chess Board - This is a spectacular 17" high gloss wooden chess set with beautifully crafted and intricately detailed chess pieces recalling the royal court of the dark ages. The large chess cabinet features 1 7/8" squares on a polished high gloss finish and two soft compartmented pull out drawers with clasps for the safe storage of these heirloom chess pieces. The red and blue clear acrylic bases give the Medevial Times chess men additional beauty and richness. The precise detail of the clothing, armor, faces and hair is amazing. The King stands 3.5" tall on a 1 3/8" base. This is a very high quality chess set that you will play with pleasure for years to come. It also makes a great gift for someone very special.

 

 

 

Backgammon

Is believed to have originated in Mesopotamia and is thought to be the oldest recorded game in history.

Backgammon

Backgammon Set - This set has a leatherette case and a Beautiful Old World map design on the case.

 

 

 

The Old World Design Case

 

This picture is of the case for the above backgammon set.

 

 

 

 

Labyrinth

The game of a labyrinth has been passed down to us from the Ancient Greeks. It was originally a board game and it was a race to the center style game. the more popular modern form is a game of dexterity where you race a marble to the center. The game has an obvious tie-in to the myth of the Minotaur in the Labyrinth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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