[Northkeep] Period Toys
zahavabathannah at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 24 13:06:54 PDT 2003
Which reminds me that if anyone would like a *real*
Arab made backgammon set imported from Israel, please
let me know. They are usually wood with
mother-of-pearl inlay. I can also get similar looking
small boxes and ceramic dumbek drums (similar to mine
if y'all have ever seen it) with the mother-of-pearl
I am thinking of getting in some stuff while the
cease-fire is at least sorta holding...
--- "Horn, Trisha D." <tdhorn at saintfrancis.com> wrote:
> Thanks to all for the help! I've also found out
> checkers and backgammon both
> date back considerably (several centuries B.C.) and
> the instructions/set up
> for a nifty little game called Nine Men's Morris.
> So far, so good!
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Miriam Cook [SMTP:zahavabathannah at yahoo.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2003 11:31
> > To: The Barony of Northkeep
> > Subject: [Northkeep] Period Toys
> > Stefan's Florilegium (www.florilegium.org) has
> > great discussions on period toys. Also Beorlic has
> > great game called Boats (or at least that's what
> > and I call is <<grinnnn>>) that is a Norse thing.
> > Mancala (you can get a pretty nice wooden set on
> > 15th Cent Isle at Wally-World for $10) is said to
> > make to Moorish Spain, I haven't done my own
> > on that so don't sue me if it's wrong.
> > The painter Pieter Brueghel the Elder, sometimes
> > spelled without the 'h', (who by the way is an
> > excelent sourse for a glimps of everyday life in
> > 1560's) has a painting called "Children's Games."
> > Here;s a link to view it:
> > l
> > Many of the "games" look downright dangerous and
> > painful to me... but maybe we can get some ideas
> > it at least.
> > Zahava
> > > Also, in general, Lahoma and I are looking for
> > > information on how to
> > > make/play period games and toys to keep the
> > > halflings occupied in a more
> > > period manner. I'm leaning toward cloth dolls
> > > the girls. Is it plausible
> > > to have someone rough-carve some "action figure"
> > > type things for the boys?
> > > If so, whom would I contact? I know board games
> > > played with, but which
> > > ones? Anyone know of any websites with info?
> > >
> > > Raghnailt
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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