Middle Ages for Kids
Kids and adults in the Middle Ages played many games. Some were phyical, some were card games, most were competitive. Games included Hide n Seek, Tag, Ring Around the Rosie, See Saw, Wallking on Stilts, Prisoner's Base (this game was banned in the 1300s by King Edward III), Hopscotch, Jingling, Barley Bread, Archery, Marbles, Quoirs (ring toss), Hammer Throwing, Queck (played on a checkerboard with pebbles - toss pebbles and guess whether they will land on a black or white square), Stick Combat, Stone Throwing (played like horseshoes only you aim for a circle drawn on the ground), Tug of War, Ruff, Honors, Triomphe, Whisk, Swabbers, Skittles (an early version of 10-pin bowling), Shinty (similar to hockey), Shove Groat, Niddy Noddy, an early form of Football, Fox and Geese, and many more. Direction on how to play these games can be found here: Medieval Games and Recreation. Medieval board games with free game board downloads can be found under Free Use Medieval Lesson Plans.
Here are some free online games played during the Middle Ages. Flash games have been removed. There are also some quizzes with answers.