Welcome to Eve's Medieval Games!
Eventually I hope to host rules, links to rules on other sites and
all sorts of interesting game stuff. For now I'm just hosting artwork.
I make board games that are both pretty and functional. Originally I
made them on masonite. I soon learned that this was NOT a practical
material to carry to events. I now make my boards on fabric using
acrylic paints. This makes them easily portable and washable.
I made several board games in Australia that were given away as
gifts to friends because I didn't think that they would make it home
safely on the plane (and I was already pushing the weight limit).
This is when the fatal flaw in the masonite board games first occured
to me. I also felt like leaving something of me behind with the people
who had meant so much to me and who had taken me in to their homes and
hearts for the last 5 months. I don't unfortunately have images of
any of these boards.
A close-up of the border.
The only completed game I kept from Australia was this pente board.
The edging was the most intricate of any I did while I was there and I
was particularily taken with it, though not having a Pente board when
I designed it, I found out when I got home that I'd messed up a few
things. Ah well.
The border was taken from a 14th? century manuscript.
Unfortunately, the book is back in the school's library in Australia
and I neglected to write down the source - silly me.
A detail of the geese
The other board I brought home from Australia was a Fox and Geese
game board done in a celtic theme. I just couldn't design celtic
foxes so I brought it home to further contemplate it and I have never
gotten back to it.
The geese were adapted from a theme in a how to draw knotwork book
which I will name as soon as I go look it up.
A detail of the border
The first fabric board I completed was a nine men's morris board
given as a gift to a young boy who was the best server I ever had at
feast. He kept my tiny glass topped up with water all night (which
has NEVER happened before or since) and so I decided to make the board
with a water theme to show my appreciation.
Fabric paints helped to speed the production of this board game
as did the quick edging with a serger.
The spirals were taken from the same how to draw knotwork book as
At his last co-op position my boyfriend became a rather rabid Go
fan. So for Christmas I decided to make him his own Go board.
The Chinese Dragons took me a few hours to find at an online dragon
images site. The lattice-work was inspired by a children's picture
book I took out from the library.
||The most recently completed fabric board game (which was the first
one I started) is a backgammon game. This board was a painstakingly
long project because it was entirely painted by brush (no nifty fabric
paints). As such it looks a lot flatter and "cleaner" and doesn't
tend to stick to itself when folded. This never damages the other
boards, just makes a really weird noise when they are unfolded.
Similar to the noise it makes when the back of your legs stick to a
leather car seat in the summer.
The edging was taken from a costume manual - either Norris or
Kohler I believe. Again, I neglect to write down my source.
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