Renaissance Card Games: Aluette

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May 142013
 
Renaissance Card Games: Aluette

History of Aluette The game Aluette (or La Vache, which means a cow in French)first appears in the sixteenth century France, when it was documented by Francois Rabelais. Some people believe it is older than this because of the use of a Spanish styled deck. The French styled deck came out in the fifteenth century, […]

Renaissance Card Games: All Fours

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Jan 302013
 
Renaissance Card Games: All Fours

Renaissance Card Games: All Fours History All Fours is among the oldest extant card games in England. Its first known description was in Charles Cotton’s Compleat Gamester of 1674, where the game was reported as popular in Kent. All Four’s is probably of Dutch ancestry. David Parlett suggests that it played a role with the […]

My 1st Fencing Lesson

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Aug 192012
 
My 1st Fencing Lesson

Getting There Well I finally got around to taking a friend up on his fencing lessons. This was quite an adventure for me, even the ride to the fencing site was quite amusing. I was following the directions I got from mapquest and going down a road. As I rounded a corner I noticed off […]

Introduction to Games Played During the Renaissance

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Jul 192012
 
Introduction to Games Played During the Renaissance

An Introduction To Games Played During the Renaissance When I think of games that were played during the renaissance time one thing seems to pop into my head. Jousting. I imagine two valiant knights charging at each other on their steeds. As I started doing some research I was surprised that there are a lot […]