Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

GNE: Come learn some new games!

There -- games reconstructed, handout written. Okay, now I feel like I'm prepared for next weekend.

If you're going to be at GNE, and like games, I encourage you to come check out Some 13th Century Games Within the Tables (or whatever the name is I put on the program), which I'll be teaching there. I'll be covering five different games within the tables -- what we would call Backgammon variants today -- chosen as a representative sample of the kinds of variations found in the Alfonso MS. They're all distinctly in the same family (so they should be pretty easy and quick to learn), but each has some distinctive quirks.

I expect it to take 20-30 minutes to run through how to play the various games. After that, we'll pair off and try some of them out -- these are brand new reconstructions, and I haven't even played the games myself yet. If you have a backgammon set handy, bring it along to play with. (I'll have enough paper boards for everyone, but real backgammon sets are more fun to use.)

And if you aren't going to be at GNE, but will be at Pennsic, there will be another chance: I'll be teaching the same class there, in the Games Tent...
Tags: events, games

  • Spirit Island

    Finally -- time to spread the word. Many of you know my friend Eric Reuss (in the SCA he's mainly known in archery circles; he's married to my…

  • 2048 -- Circle of Fifths

    I don't know anywhere near enough music theory to have any idea what I'm doing, but this is a completely delightful time-waster anyway. (I made it…

  • A week of Games, Games, OMG a lot of Games

    Got back yesterday from spending almost a week in Ohio at the Origins Game Fair -- I tagged along with mindways, as I did two years ago.…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded