Games of the Revolutionary War Era

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For Reenactors or Anyone who would like to learn about Games and Pastimes of the 18th Century.

 

GAMES WITH DICE     

                                            

                    Shut the Box                     

                    Farkle

                    Hazard
                   
                    Going to Boston

 

GAMES WITH CARDS

                            Whist                                   

                                             Faro
                     
                                             All-Fours

 

 

Links to Games:

Loo
Brag
Picket
Gleek
Putt
Cribbage
Basset
Grand Trick-Track
Nine Man Morris
Backgammon
Draughts
House of Fortune

 

Sources for Game Pieces:

Jas. Townsend & Son, Inc.

Links to Documentation and Historic Information

Dating Historic Card Games

History of Games

Extracts from the Compleat Gamester (1674)

Extracts from the Wits Interpreter (1655)

The Philosophers Game (1563)

A Manifest Detection of Diceplay (1550)

The Royal Game of the Ombre (1665)

Gaming in the 17th and 18th Centuries

 

If you have suggestions for other games that should be included on this site please email us!

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Webmaster
 Robert Ambrose
Colonial Reenactor
Member of the BAR and the Ancient and Honorable Huntington Militia

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