Game Parts & Rules

No other company includes as many historic, and regional variations in rules for classic games of the past.

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    20 Period Coins for Gaming

    Whether you're a pirate, privateer, or land-bound soldier these replicas of Spanish reales and doubloons will make great props for use along with our period dice and card games. The sets include equal numbers of the coins and a plain drawstring pouch to keep them in. They are about the size of a modern U.S. quarter and are made out of a zinc alloy like a modern American penny, so they have an authentic "clink" unlike the dull sound of pewter replica coins. They are cadmium free and lead free.

    20 coins for $10.00+ $2.50 shipping

    Need more than 20?

    Check out our 100 Coin set

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    • $12.50
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    100 Period Coins for Gaming

    Whether you're a pirate, privateer, or land-bound soldier these replicas of Spanish reales and doubloons will make great props for use along with our period dice and card games. The sets include equal numbers of the coins and a plain drawstring pouch to keep them in. They are about the size of a modern U.S. quarter and are made out of a zinc alloy like a modern American penny, so they have an authentic "clink" unlike the dull sound of pewter replica coins. They are cadmium free and lead free.
    Includes a free Put & Take gambling top

    for playing a game similar to "Morgan's Revenge".
    The 100 coin set includes 50 of each of the two colors pictured.
    100 coins + Put & Take $40.00 + $7.15 shipping

    • $47.15
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    We have updated the rules for all of the games we sell and burned them on to CD-roms in PDF format.

    Includes histories and multiple variations in rules for:

    Backgammon (32 variations) Checkers (20 variations)
    Cribbage (15 variations) Dominos (19 variations)
    13 Early Card Games 18 Early Dice Games
    Mancala(20 variations) Tarot Card Games
    Pope Joan (and two related games)
    9-Man & 12-man Morris (plus two other variations)
    plus rules for Hnefatafl, Fidchell, Ringo and Shut the Box

    Mac and Windows compatable.
    $20.00 postage included

    Or download it as a zipped file for $10.00

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    Early Card Games
    We have written our own booklet of games to accompany our period playing cards. We tried select games that do not appear in most standard collections of card games, and are fairly easy to learn -even for non-card players. We have come up with a dozen games that are all documented in Europe prior to 1700, and included a brief history of playing cards in Europe.

    $5.00 + $1/00 Shipping

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    Early Games of Dice
    We recently added several dice games translated from Alphonso X's "Book of Games (circa 1280 A.D) Includes a look at the history of dice, rule for dicing with sheep knucklebones.

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    Tarot Games and History
    Tarot cards were used for playing card game long before they were used for divination. So we've written a booklet with a short history of them and included six games including the earliest surviving tarot games dating to the 17th century. The basic games are trick taking games using the Major Arcana as a trump suit.

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    The earliest precurser to modern Cribbage is called "Noddy" and dates back to the 1500's. We've included this plus other 17th cenury variations, as well as modern versions for solitaire Cribbage, or up to 6 players. 15 variations in all!

    $5.00 + $1.00 shipping

    See all our Cribbage boards.


    • $6.00
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    Variations of Backgammon or "Tables" that were played on a recognizable board go back as far as first century Rome. Our booklet contains 32 variations on Backgammon games ancient to modern.

    $5.00 + $1.00 Shipping

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    Checkers
    Sure, everyone knows Checkers, but try playing it with a die to tell you how many spaces you can move. Our sales of our portable Checkers game doubled when we started including our booklet of 20 variations on Checkers games.

    $5.00 + $1.00

    • $6.00
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