Portable Fabric Games

Our portable games are printed with durable, heat-set ink, and are completely machine-washable.

They include pieces, rules, a brief history of the game, and are packaged in a canvas draw-string pouch.

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    Limited Edition Game Set

    Our original dragon themed 12-Man Morris game. Also includes our set of four rule variations for 9-Man, or 12-Man Morris games.

     

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    Our most popular multi-player game!
    Pope Joan Game

    Pope Joan 2 to 6 players An 18th century ancestor to modern Rummy Royale, Tripoly & Michigan Rummy. It was so popular during the Victorian era that even Charles Dickens made a reference to it in one of his stories. The name is from a Medieval myth that Pope John VIII was actually a woman. Easy to learn, but fast-moving enough for experienced card players. The board is divided into eight "bowls." Players win markers/coins off of the board as they play the face cards of the trump suit, and the first one to get rid of his cards wins the hand. Color of game pieces may vary.

    Also includes Poch 4 to 8 players. A German game from the 1440's using a similar board. It is a cross between a game like Pope Joan and betting games like Poker. Both require a standard deck of cards (not included). Queen Nazareen a related 17th century game that can be played without the board.

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    Our most popular two-player game!
    Morris:
    One of man's oldest strategy games. Played by princes & peasants for 3,000 years, Morris is simple enough for children, yet the strategies can interest adults. The object is to form "mills"(3-in-a-row). When a you make a mill, you can steal an opponent's piece. You win by reducing the opponent to just 2 men. Early versions were played with 9 pieces, but in the 14th century diagonal lines were added to the board and was played with 12 men.


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    Fidchell

    In 1932 a board was found in a crannog (lake dwelling) in Ballinderry, Ireland. It contained a 7 X 7 grid of holes, and was decorated with designs used in the 10th century. Many scholars believed it to be a Fidchell (Fithcheal, or Fitchneal) or "Brandubh" game mentioned in early Irish legends, and related to Scandinavian Tafl games. These were the games of choice in Northern Europe prior to the introduction of Chess. The defenders win if the king escapes to the edge of the board, and the attackers win by surrounding the king. We include 4 different game variations included in the rules. The set also includes a simulated sheep knucklebone for use as dice for a Welsh variation. The knotwork decoration is our own interpretation of the carving on the Ballinderry Game Board. To our knowledge we are the only company to produce a game board directly based on the Ballinderry games artifact.

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    15 different versions included! The rules for Cribbage were codified in the 1600's, and are descended from a older game "Noddy" dating from the 1500's.We include Noddy, three 17th century versions, as well as modern variations for 2 to 6 players!.

    Not quite what you want? See all our Cribbage boards.

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    Glückshaus

    A German dice game that used a betting board and dates back to at least the 1500. The name translates as house of "luck," or "fortune." Players take turns rolling the dice and and must pay, or win "coins" from the board. Most traditional boards were fairly plain, but we dressed ours up a little -inspired partially by one of the more elaborate surviving examples. Includes the basic rules, as well as a Yiddish version we found, dice and 50 glass drops to use as chips.

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    Protect your castle from an attacking army

    Ringo is related to a family of games including Fox & Geese, Fidchell, and Hnefatafl which are all based on battles between unequal forces. The game is said to be German originally and we think it may date back as far as the 1700's. It's a little like checkers in a circle because you can jump pieces to capture them. The smaller army is given an advantage in movement to make up for it's size as it defends the center space, or castle tower from the attacker. We affectionately call Ringo an "evil little game" because the circular board and a "neutral zone" add intriguing twists.


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    Checkers

    - Bored with checkers? We include 20 different variations! In our favorite Irish Draughts you must move one of your men the number of squares indicated by rolling a die -even if it endangers your piece. We include dice with each set of checkers.


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    Backgammon:
    Backgammon is one of the oldest, most consistantly popular games in Western history. There are variations that date back to Ancient Rome making it older than Chess. It is actually part of a large family of games once referred to as "Tables" that were played on the same type of board. We include 30 variations on Backgammon games with our set, including the ancient Roman version.

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