Medieval Game Night
To accompany a new ongoing exhibition, “A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe” we worked with The Walters Art Museum to put together a pop up exhibition of Medieval games and their modern counterparts.
Looking at games from the Medieval period we focused on those with dexterity, area control, abstract placement, dice rolling, tag and card mechanics. These included still popular games like Fox and Geese, Nine Men Morris, Knuckle Bones, Chess to those more obscure like Rithmomachy, Jingling, Shove ha’penny and Niddy Noddy.
During the event Jason Corace and Sam Sheffield also gave a tour of the exhibition explaining how these games evolved into their modern forms over the last five to six centuries.