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dr bartolo
865784.  Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:22 am Reply with quote

Dear sirs:
in the "infantlie "episode of ther series i, it was pointed out that the rules to the game "laugh and ly down " were unknown.
also, the only evience for this game does not only come from lists of banned games, but lists of games, in this case, "Francis Willughby's Book of Games "

865793.  Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:37 pm Reply with quote

Try this link, works better

dr bartolo
866316.  Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:09 am Reply with quote

BTW, it appears that "hHanikin can'st abide it"was a version of a game called "one-and thirty"- a version of blackjack played to 31 instead of 21 points.
Also, "noddy-board" appears to be a form of cribbage, for there is a game called "noddy", a early form of cribage, and the scoring apparatus was called a "noddy-board"

1201938.  Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:42 am Reply with quote

A newsletter from "St. Maries Citty Militia," a historical preservation society, has this to say about Hannakin Canst Abide It:

"From Francis Willughby’s Book of Games, written in the 1660s and published posthumously by D. Cram, J. L. Forgeng, and D. Johnston (2003, Ashgate Publishing Company, Burlington, VT) ...

"'Hannikin Canst Abide It Everie one has a single card dealt him. The dealer askes the eldest, Hannikin Canst Abide it. If his card bee a 6, 5 or under, hee saies he can. The dealer then draws him one from the bottome of the deck as in One and Thirtie. 15 is hitter. They commonly stick at 7, 8, or 9 in this, as at 27, 28 & 29 in 31. This game plainly showes that they have respect to the degrees of a signe, for else they would have made 21 or 11 hitter.'”

1201960.  Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:30 am Reply with quote

Hi TwentySecondHug and welcome to the forums :-)

That's fascinating. It sounds a bit like blackjack, maybe? Is One and Thirtie a version of blackjack? Do you have any idea what is meant by 'have respect to the degrees of a sign'?


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