Games were a big part of recreation in the Middle Ages. Watch out for Viking re-enactors who might be playing games with exotic names such as Hnefatafl, Kubb, Nitau, and Halatafl. In the encampment of Historia, you will see Persian board and card games being played.
At the Make your Own Medieval encampment, they will be offering carnival games – games that might have been played at a medieval fair. These include cup-and-ball and ring toss, which can be played safely by our patrons, following social distancing and COVID safe guidelines.
The Order of Artisans and Kindred Spirits will be presenting children’s games, including Chicken in a basket, Paddle walking (requires two people), and Frog toss (not really a frog – it’s a bean bag). Games for young and old can be found throughout the festival site.