Middle Ages Games

For children from 5 years

Guides: Petra Beilharz and Janet Alpers

 Ten hour lessons every day, never miss church services... that was the daily schedule of the 12 to 14 years children attending the Monastery school. How would these children spend their leisure time, which games would they play? First hint: a find in form of a board game under the dormitory's floor... On the program: "Middle Ages games" after a visit to the Monastery Museum: We play astragal games, roll hoops along the cloister ground pushing them with sticks, and play soccer with a pig bladder on the church square. We won't reveal more, let it be a surprise!

Game board and tokens belonging to the Monastery school's pupils