Which games would have been played during the Middle Ages or are generally thought of as "Medieval"?
See also: Ancient & Historical Board Games.
Games particularly associated with the Medieval era:
- Nine Mens Morris (Shakespeare informs us that it was played on the ground)
- Fox and Geese
- Various versions of Tafl that were played in West Europe at the time.
- Noddy - an earlier version of Cribbage
- Billiards - but not as we know it!
- Ringing the Bull
- Bowls (the oldest bowls green in England is dated 1299)
- Skittles - various games played on an alley
- Game of Goose
Probably also played in the Middle Ages:
- Backgammon (a version called Tables)
- Alquerque, an early form of Draughts/Checkers
- Pachisi in India
- Mancala in Africa
- Go in China
- Localised Asian Chess variants
- Shove Ha'penny (at least towards the end of Medieval times - although it would have used a different coin and went by different names such as "Slype-Groat")
Let us know if you think there's something missing from this list.