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Traditional Games of the Ages

The histories of all the major  games played today from all over the world.

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Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2014

A board game is a game in which counters or pieces are placed, removed, or moved on a premarked surface or "board" according to a set of rules. Games may be based on pure strategy, chance or a mixture of the two and usually have a goal which a player aims to achieve. Early board games represented a battle between two armies and most current board games are still based on beating opposing players in terms of counters, winning position or accrual of points (often expressed as in-game currency).

There are many different types and styles of board games. Their representation of a real life situation can range from having no inherent theme, such as Checkers, to having a specific theme and narrative, such as Cluedo. Rules range from the very simple, such as in Tic-tac-toe, to ones which describe a game universe in great detail, such as in Dungeons & Dragons, although most of these are Role-playing games and the board is secondary to the game, serving to visualize the scenario. The length of time it takes to learn to play or master a game can vary greatly from game to game. Learning time does not necessarily correlate with the amount or complexity of rules; some games, such as chess and Go, have simple rules that can still lead to complex scenarios.

French earthenware tray and board game, 1720-1750

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Farkle? 3 Replies

Started by Charles Knutson. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jul 21, 2012.

Bone Ace a Card Game

Started by Charles Knutson Jun 22, 2012.

Games of Halloween

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Oct 25, 2011.

Go 1 Reply

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 26, 2011.

Alquerque

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 26, 2011.

Byzantine Chess

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 26, 2011.

Chess of the Four Seasons

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 26, 2011.

Fitchneal

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 26, 2011.

Fox and Geese

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 26, 2011.

Game of Goose

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 26, 2011.

Hopscotch

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 26, 2011.

Nard

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 26, 2011.

Nine Mens Morris

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 26, 2011.

Poch

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 26, 2011.

Trappola

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 26, 2011.

Wari

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 26, 2011.

The Introduction of Playing-Cards to Europe by Seaan McAy 1 Reply

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Kim Jurey Feb 25, 2011.

History of Playing-Cards 1 Reply

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Kim Jurey Feb 25, 2011.

Sports and games by Stephen Alsford 1 Reply

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Kim Jurey Feb 25, 2011.

Games played around 1650 1 Reply

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 20, 2011.

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Comment by MEDARD DU ROCHER-BOPE on February 22, 2011 at 4:39am
thank you.
 

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.

 

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.

 

Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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