So, you may be wondering what I'm doing posting about this on my board gaming blog... Well, there were board games in the past, too! As I was browsing many of the seller's tents that were around the encampment I stumbled upon MacGregor Games: Purveyors of historic board, dice and card games around the world. So of course I had to stop in and visit! They had tables out with a number of different historical board games to try out, displays with historical cards and dice, and more. So of course my son and I had to try out a few games.
|About to get whipped by a seven year old!|
So I guess I need to practice a bit more!
MacGregor Games had a whole bunch of other historic games and accessories from all around the world. They had several different tafl variants, chess, morris, and plenty of games I had never heard of. Plus lots of custom dice, period coins, and more to add that extra 'wow' to even your modern board games.
There were several other vendors that had other game components, too. There were lots of dice made out of wood, bone, and cubed musket balls, several different styles of historical playing cards, and plenty of other games, like checkers and draughts on leather boards, nice chess sets, and more. But MacGregor Games was the only vendor that had a bunch of different games all set up so you could play! On Sunday my older son tried to block me from entering as we walked by again. I could have spent all day there! Alas, there were canoe races to win =)
If you're interested in historic tabletop games, be sure to check out MacGregor Games online or at a historical reenactment near you! You can find them at http://historicgames.com/ or on Facebook!