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Period Games & Toys for Everyone
The sutlery was partially started by my search for period toys and games to keep my own children occupied at rendezvous, then into more stimulating and advanced games.

Captain's Mistress Games

Wooden version of 4 In a Row or Connect 4.
A kind of vertical tic-tac-toe, this wood version has 42 pieces made of light (21) and dark (21) colored wood. This is a great tavern game and not just for those sea-worthy types!!.

$35.00 each (small: 7-5/8" x 5-1/4" x 2")
$60.00 each
(large: 11-1/4" x 9" x 2-5/8")

History on the Captain's Mistress Game:  There is a persistent legend that on this three major voyages, Captain Cook used this game nightly to relax with his fellow shipmates... naturalist Sir Joseph Banks and botanist Daniel Solander. Cook spent so much time playing the game, it came to be known as The Captain's Mistress Game. The object of the game is simple, yet the strategies are endless. Players try to line up four of their hardwood "rounds" in a row, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. the cabinet is beautifully made, with brass fittings, burlwood inlay on top, mitered joints and a lustrous, stained finish. At game's end, pull the bottom retaining "gangplank" and the hardwood "rounds" drop back into the cabinet.

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16th Century French Playing Cards

This is a reproduction of a deck dated to 1567 that is based on a set of face cards by Pierre Marechal of Rouen, France. The cards of Rouen are significant because many were produced for export to Britain. English merchants are even said to have bought them for re-export to other countries. In 1628 England banned the importation of cards, and English printers have been shown to have used Rouen face cards as inspiration for their own cruder, more stylized decks which have become the standard motifs still used in many modern decks. This a full 52-card deck without jokers (Jokers were not added until the 19th century.) The backs are blank as was most common on early cards.

$7.50 each deck

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18th Century English Playing Cardss

A reproduction of an English deck, circa 1750. One source attributes them to an undocumented printer "Bamford of London" but the initials HC on the King of Hearts suggest that the printing blocks may have been originally produced by someone else. Playing cards were printed in England as early as the 1400s, but the earliest surviving English decks date only to the 1600s and no colored examples of English face cards have survived that date prior to the 1700s. The classic style of this deck makes it a good representative of decks used in both Britain and the U.S.A. from the early 18th century up to the late 19th century. Although jokers were not used until the 1800's, we have included jokers inspired by the face cards for games that require them. Appropriate for Re-enactors from Restoration England to American Civil War.

$7.50 each deck

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Satirical 16th Century German Cards

Nicknamed the "poop deck" by some historical hobbyists, this will be our own replica of a satirical deck of cards dating from 1545 and designed by the German artist Peter Flötner. It used traditional German suits as well as "unter" and uber" figures rather than jacks and queens, and omits aces. 48-card decks were commonly used for a trick-taking game "Karnoffel." It was played mostly by the lower classes, and some naughty or satirical images on this deck reflect the game's lower class origins (the name Karnoffel itself translates as "hernia") It includes several satirical images such a monk vomiting, scenes of farting, spanking and "excreting". The back are blank as was most common for early playing cards.

$7.50 each deck

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Small Bone or Horn Dice
Your choice of bone or solid black horn (front row above and on the left). 1/4 in cube. When the bone is cut and is this small it gets very yellow.
 $4.00 pair
Medium Bone or Horn Dice
Your choice of bone or solid black horn ((front row above and on the right). 3/8 in cube.
 $3.50 pair
Large Bone or Horn Dice
Your choice of bone, colorful horn, or solid black horn (back row in above photo). 5/8 in cube.
 $4.00 pair
Small Farkel Game Set made of All Cow Horn
Small Horn Farkle
(or Farkel) Game Set

Small horn cup with cap, 6 tiny bone or horn dice, and instructions of play (rules and scoring). Historically the game is played with 5 dice (per the included instructions), but modern versions and online e-games are now played with 6 dice, so the 6th tiny dice is included so you can play both ways!.
 $38.00 set
Small Farkel Farkle Game set made of bone and horn
Farkle History:  The original game is said to have been first played in Iceland by Sir Albert Farkle in the 14th century. Since then, it has been played in a few different styles, but the original game has survived for over 700 years. The first printed reference to Farkle is found in a festival directory printed during the time of Shakespeare

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Colonial Coin Currerncy/Game Counters

Game Counters
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$5.00 set of 4 coins

$5.00 each fish (bone or horn)

Bone & Horn Fish Shape Colonial Game Counters Pieces
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The Mill, Nine Men's Morris, Morelles, 9 Man Morris
The Mill, Nine Men's Morris, Morelles, 9 Man Morris
This game set includes: one solid pine game board, 9 white marbles and 9 colored marbles; all are included in a bag with the history, complete instructions, and examples.
The Mill Game also known as "Morelles" and "Nine Men's Morris." The basic concept of this game is simple, yet there are several levels of strategy involved so the game actually gets more interesting the more you play it. The object of the game is to place all nine of your pieces on the board and maneuver them so as to capture your opponent's pieces. There are three phases of play in the game. (1) placing the pieces; (2) moving the pieces; and (3) hopping.  $17.00 each game
Bone Resin Put & Take Game Top

Put & Take
A centuries-old variation on dicing, also called a "Teetotum," or "Ante-up" the players each ante a coin, or two, then take turns spinning the top. The side that lands facing up tells you if must "put" more into the pot, or if you can "take" coins from it. This one is an 8-sided style, molded in resin to simulate bone. Similar tops are used for "pirate" games like "Morgan's Revenge" Approximately 1-3/8 inches tall.
 $7.50 each

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Small Wood Shut-the-Box Game
Wood Shut-The-Box Game Large Version (12 tiles)

Shut-the-Box
Roll the dice and lay down any numerical combination of tiles that match your roll. Just keep on rolling until you can no longer match your roll on the remaining tiles. The lowest score wins the game. If you lay down all the tiles, then you've "shut the box." Either size can be played with any number of players. It is sure to bring the old century charm to your home, game, or boat! This game also makes a fun, yet educational way to teach children their numbers and recognizing the number as well as some math (dots on the dice to the arabic number, etc).

History:  Shut-the-Box is a traditional game of counting, addition, and probability. Dating back to at least the 12th century to the Normandy (northern France) or the Channel Islands (English Channel, United Kingdom). This game was enjoyed by Norman fishermen after a long day at sea, as well as into the 19th century where Hudson Bay Company trappers mention the games.

$17.00 each (small: This wood and smaller version has 10 numbers (& comes with large horn dice). The smaller version is perfect size for traveling. Size: Approximately 6 x 9 inches.)
$27.00 each
(large:
This wood version with a felt playing surface has 12 numbers (& comes with large bone dice). The larger version allows more numerical combinations into play. Size: 13.5 x 9.125 inches.)

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Double or Two Sided
Shut-the-Box

Allows two players to play at once, and also a way to play an alternative third way....alot of fun..

$27.00 each

 

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