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Ivory Adam and Eve dice, 15th century, Germany

Ivory Adam and Eve dice, century, Germany

Knucklebones

Medieval Games, Personality Psychology, Children Play, Dice, Vikings, Objects, Bones, Kids Playing, Cubes

The naughty dice we make http://historicgames.com/RPdice.html

The naughty dice we make http://historicgames.com/RPdice.html

Bronze toy knight, Europe, 13th-14th Century CE. The Walters Art Museum.

The Walters Art Museum This evocative little figure is a bronze toy knight and one of the earliest known toy soldiers, made in Europe.

Close up of the silver dice. 1stC-2ndC, Roman. Silver dice in the form of a squatting figure; spots from 1 to 6, coloured black.

Century Roman Silver dice in the form of a squatting figure; spots from 1 to 6 coloured black.

These dice and shaker are from the late 1400s and are made out of bone.  The dice were x-rayed and found to contain droplets of mercury so they always fell the same way!

These (thrown) dice and shaker are from the late and are made out of bone. The dice were x-rayed and found to contain droplets of mercury so they always fell the same way!

Our naughty dice MacGregor Historic Games http://historicgames.com

Historic Novelty Dice and dice games, knucklebones

Early Swiss playing cards, c.1530

useless-switzerlandfacts: Old Swiss playing cards, ca 1530

Ancient Greece, 5th-3rd century BC. The earliest dice! Made from the knuckle-bone of an animal, drilled and filled with lead for weighting. These were thrown like modern dice, and each side bore a different significance. 29 mm (1 1/8") long. Found in former Thrace-Macedonia. ex-UK collection. #AR2080

Authentic ancient Roman gambling/gaming dice and artifacts for sale.

14th-15th century dice: Kunstwerk: Schnitzarbeit-Bein ; Geräte Unterhaltung ; Würfel  Dokumentation: 1300 ; 1500 ; Eggenburg ; Österreich ; Niederösterreich ; Krahuletz-Museum ; IN 15232 , IN 15233  Anmerkungen: Kuenring , Eggenburg

14th-15th century dice: Kunstwerk: Schnitzarbeit-Bein ; Geräte Unterhaltung ; Würfel Dokumentation: 1300 ; 1500 ; Eggenburg ; Österreich ; Niederösterreich ; Krahuletz-Museum ; IN 15232 , IN 15233 Anmerkungen: Kuenring , Eggenburg

Playing Cards ( up to Medieval gambling cards, from the year

Medieval Bowling - history and how to play

Dagonell's Game of the Month: Is This Game Period?

Dice from Pompeii. Some are carved squares some are more traditional plain knucklebones.

Dice from Pompeii. Some are carved squares some are more traditional plain knucklebones.

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f157v

Odd marginalia in medieval manuscripts - Drinking binge from the Luttrell Psalter, and someday I will recreate this scene.

Period Dice and explanation on how to make them.

Thomas guild - medieval woodworking, furniture and other crafts: The game of the Four Seasons: making dice

Schachzabel, early 15th century. Again, interesting sleeves, and the hat/headband thing is interesting too.

Thomas guild - medieval woodworking, furniture and other crafts: Faulty medieval chess boards

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