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Ask the Groomporter

Updated 12 days ago

Games & Hobbies
Society & Culture
Other Games
History
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Ask questions about the history of games.

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Ask questions about the history of games.

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Ask the Groomporter

Updated 12 days ago

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Ask questions about the history of games.

Warning: This podcast has few episodes.

This means there isn't enough episodes to provide the most popular episodes. Here's the rankings of the current episodes anyway, we recommend you to revisit when there's more episodes!

Rank #1: 16th Century Satirical German Playing Cards

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A look at the symbolism of the illustrations on the deck of 16th century German cards.

Oct 19 2018
4 mins
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Rank #2: Ringo

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I just put together a little video look at the rules of our Ringo game.

Dec 14 2016
3 mins
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Rank #3: So how old is Pente?

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Since we use glass drops as game piece for some of our portable fabric games we often have people think a couple of our games have something to do with the game Pente which was sold with glass drops as game pieces.

The theme music is “Scully’s  Reel/Mrs.McCloud’s/Cooley’s Reel” by the band Slánte from their Album Cup of Tea and is used under a Creative Commons share-alike license.
Dec 01 2016
2 mins
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Rank #4: 12-Man Morris

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I’ve put together another short video about one of the games we sell. This one covers the basic rules for 12-Man Morris as we prefer to play it. Our board was designed to be used either for 9-Man Morris, or 12-Man.

Nov 09 2016
3 mins
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Rank #5: Who are the kings & queens on playing cards?

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Do the kings, queens and jacks in a deck of cards represent specific people?
Well… Sometimes…

Examples above scanned from
Playing Cards The History and Secrets of the Pack, by W. Gurney Benham.

Submit an audio question by clicking on the “Send Voicemail” link at the upper right corner of the page so I can include it in an episode.

Or if you’re shy send me a question through the “Ask a Question” form.

The theme music is “Scully’s  Reel/Mrs.McCloud’s/Cooley’s Reel” by the band Slánte from their Album Cup of Tea and is used under a Creative Commons share-alike license.

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Nov 03 2016
3 mins
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Rank #6: Fidchell an Ancient Irish Game

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Until I finish my next question episode here’s the first of a series of short videos I’m working on covering the basic rules for Fidchell, one our more obscure games.

Oct 28 2016
2 mins
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Rank #7: What’s a Groom Porter?

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What does that term mean  “Groomporter?”

Since we’re in the business of researching and selling games of the past I started using Groomporter many years ago as an online nickname especially on history-related internet forums. For my first full episode I explain the term’s origin.

Next episode: Who are the kings and queens on playing cards?

The theme music is “Scully’s  Reel/Mrs.McCloud’s/Cooley’s Reel” by the band Slánte from their Album Cup of Tea and is used under a Creative Commons share-alike license.

Submit an audio question by clicking on the “Send Voicemail” link at the upper right corner of the page so I can include it in an episode.

Or if you’re shy send me a question through the “Ask a Question” form.

Oct 21 2016
3 mins
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Rank #8: Test episode

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Just a test episode so we can get things started. The first episode will be coming out shortly. ITunes does not add new podcasts until you have three or so episodes streaming online so this it my attempt to game their restrictions.

The background music is called “Celtic Dragon” by an artist called Oursvince that I found through a Creative Commons website for free downloadable music.

Submit an audio question by clicking on the “Send Voicemail” link at the upper right corner of the page so I can include it in an episode.

Or if you’re shy send me a question through the “Ask a Question” form.

Next episode: What the heck is a Groom Porter?

Oct 19 2016
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