Medieval Toys & Games
This is a selection of Games and toys with a Medieval, Middle Ages, or Renaissance Theme. They are, for the most part modern games, board games and even some video games. I have also selected some various books that are in the same genre and theme. If you are looking for Games that they played during the middle ages then I have a page with them here. Medieval Games. On that page you will find authentic games, like Chess, that they played during that time period.
Medieval themed Board Games
Carcassonne - ( On Amazon.com this is the #1 selling Medieval Board Game and there are over 100 excellent reviews) A clever tile laying game. The southern French city of Carcassonne is famous for its unique Roman and Medieval fortifications. The players develop the area around Carcassonne and deploy their followers on the roads, in the cities, in the cloisters, and in the fields. The skill of the players to develop the area will determine who is victorious. Special rules for the 12 river tiles: Remove the special starting tile from the game. Instead, begin the game by laying the spring that starts the river. Set aside the lake tile and shuffle the remaining 10 river tiles face down and draw from these before drawing from the tiles from the normal game. These tiles are played and followers may be played as in the normal game with one exception: a river tile may not be placed so that the river makes a U turn. Followers may not be placed on rivers. Once these 10 river tiles have been played, the next player plays the lake and then play continues with the normal tiles. Klaus-Juergen Wrede created Carcassonne. It is for 2 to 5 players and takes about 60 minutes to play
Note: This is the Main game pack and a game unto itself. There are many interesting expansion packs that are made for this game. Things like Inns & Cathedrals, Traders & Builders and Princess & Dragon. So, if you have never played Carcassonne before make sure you get this original game before buying expansion packs.
Transport yourself to a time when protecting your possessions meant defending your keep, the most secure part of the castle. Keeps were often called "great towers" because of their imposing structure - walls over 10' thick and 75' high. They served various functions, from last resort strongholds during battle to sites of castle dungeons. While there are few remaining keeps still standing today, you can get a small taste of what it was like to build and defend a castle in this game that is simple to learn, yet full of strategy and decision-making elements that will challenge all ages.
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award National Parenting Center Seal of Approval Dr. Toy's 10 Best Games of The Year Dr. Toy's Top 100 Children's Products Major Fun Award Canadian Toy Testing Council (Highest Rating) Parents' Choice Silver Honor Raise your castle! Raze the enemy! In this clever game of medieval maneuvers, build a castle with walls, towers, and a keep by matching color, shape, or both. Will you use your game tiles to strengthen your fortress or to attack vulnerable opponents? Choose wisely, or you may find yourself in royal ruins! The first player to build a complete castle rules the land. Transport yourself to a time when protecting your possessions meant defending your keep, the most secure part of the castle. Keeps were often called "great towers" because of their imposing structure - walls over 10 feet thick and 75 feet high. They served various functions, from last resort strongholds during battle to sites of castle dungeons. While there are few remaining keeps still standing today, you can get a small taste of what it was like to build and defend a castle in this game that is simple to learn, yet full of strategy and decision-making elements that will challenge all ages. Only takes about 20 minutes to play!
Days of Wonder Shadows Over Camelot A lone swallow flies across the grey skies of Brittany... The forces of evil are gathering around Camelot - The Black Knight was sighted atop a desolate ridge; a scheming Morgan plots her revenge; the Saxon troops are on the move; and acres of timber are being felled for the siege engines. And yet Lancelot has all but vanished, with Excalibur yet to be recovered. These are heavy times indeed... Will you, young squire, come forth and pledge allegiance to your fellow Knights at the Round Table? Is your heart of pure intent and ready to sacrifice for the good of all? Or will the dark promise of power seduce you into treason? Shadows Over Camelot is a unique collaborative game featuring a malevolent twist! As the incarnation of the Knights of the Round Table, players work together to defeat the forces closing in on Camelot. But beware players must be vigilant for a traitor in their midst who is biding his time secretly sowing the seeds of havoc and destruction. Yet too much suspicion will undermine the knights efforts to protect the kingdom. These are dangerous times indeed... Many memorable game nights await in this highly anticipated new Days of Wonder game. 3-7 players - 90 minutes FUN
Medieval Chess Sets
There is a large selection of Chess sets in a variety of styles and prices. I have a whole page devoted to them here: Medieval Chess sets
The legend of King Arthur comes alive with this collection of colorfully painted chess pieces representing the many characters from the literary Arthur tales.Chess pieces are cast from poly-resin which hardens to a stone-like material that is heavy and durable. The intricate detail of the chess pieces and meticulous hand painting creates a beautiful chess set that is both fun and makes a wonderful display. Chess Set * King Height: 3 1/4" * King Base: 1 1/8" * Material: Poly-resin (stone-like material, very hard and durable but will break if dropped on a hard surface) * Hand Painted * Felt Bottom * Packaged in decorative cardboard box with formed tray for individual piece storage.
Medieval Castle Toys
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Folding Medieval Castle - Award-winning Folding Castle! Guide your child in to an enchanting world of medieval fantasy with this captivating Folding Medieval Castle from Melissa and Doug. Incredibly detailed, yet sturdy enough to withstand the most vigorous imaginative play, the wood Castle opens up wide to reveal a spacious courtyard, turrets, dungeon, staircases and more!
Schleich Knight's Castle The Schleich Knights' castle features ready-fitted individual parts which are simply put next to one another. Two towers, four wall parts, two connecting elements and a drawbridge are included in this package. When placed side by side, the castle measures over four feet long! Each piece is made to create a wonderful natural castle background which can be recreated with your child's imagination again and again. The individual parts are made of high-quality plastic. The towers' are 16.5 inches (40 cm) in height. The sizes have been matched to the Schleich knights' figures. Castle measures 34" x 18" x 16.5" .
Large Wooden Mystic Fortress Castle Le Toy Van toys are all made of wood, with exquisitely painted details. They mix and match with Papo figures, sold separately. This Mystic Fortress Castle is great. It has a painted skull on the drawbridge that opens. It is a big Castle, with a large tower with Detachable Prison cage. It has a height tower with walkway that turns into prison doors. It has a pontoon at the rear it even has a Dragon Lair. The detailed painting is wonderful, with spiders, bats and skulls with a mystical theme. It packs away neatly in the base.
The Papo Mystic Fortress Castle is the ultimate Fantasy Castle from Papo and comes complete with wind up-down drawbridge, lifting glow in the dark portcullis, large tower with detachable prisoner cage, high tower with walkway that turns into prison doors, packs away into mound, play value on all 4 sides including a rear pontoon.
Other Medieval Toys and Games
Dungeons and Dragons D & D Role Playing Game Starter Set RPG - This is a starter kit that will get you going in this game. Contains everything you need to adventure into another world.
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