2016 Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

December 23: Glückhaus (House of Fortune)

It's nearly Christmas! There are only two sleeps to go now until the big day! If your house is anything like mine then you have excited children, guests arriving, and kittens dismantling the Christmas tree. I know you've probably got lots to prepare, but why not grab a glass of wine, a bowl of nibbles and play a game with your family and guests? You'll feel better for it!

Glückhaus (House of Fortune) or Lucky Pig is a late-medieval/early-modern German simple gambling game that was played with two dice and a board with numbered squares on which coins were placed. It's a simple and fun game. See http://www.coht.org/resources/Gluckhaus.pdf for instructions and a board template.