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Holy Wars Collectible Card Game now on Kickstarter


Alcázar Games is Kickstarting the first two prototype entries in the Divide & Conquer series; Holy Wars and Age of Discovery. Holy Wars is based during the Crusades and Age of Discovery takes place during the rise of colonialism in the 15th century. Holy Wars Welcome to the Middle Ages! Take the Cross, assemble the…

The Bawdy History of Medieval Playing Cards

Medieavl Playing cards

Playing cards arrived in Europe from Asia sometime in the 14th century, and by 1367 they had their first citywide ban in Bern, Switzerland. That their use, and the anxiety about gambling and idleness encouraged by these “picture books of the devil,” had already resulted in anti-gaming ordinances demonstrates how quickly the cards gained popularity…