The game from The Canterbury Tales
In Geoffrey Chaucer’s medieval masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales, there are several references to the dice game, Hasard, a gambling game that was extremely popular at the time, and for centuries to follow.
In OG’s game of Hazard, devised for Past Times in 1995, the essence of Hasard is maintained, but rather than gamble with money (as Chaucer’s pilgrims would have done) players are asked to stake tokens on the outcome of the throw of the dice. The number of tokens won determines how far a player may move along a beautifully illustrated board depicting the twenty-three pilgrims of The Canterbury Tales and their route from Southwark to Canterbury. The twenty-four pilgrims’ tales are each depicted by a card (in some cases two), and a summary of each tale is presented in the accompanying Rules of Play booklet.
Although Hazard has been out of print for many years, we are delighted to offer for sale now a handful of the original, first edition games as part of our Vintage Collection.
For 3-6 Players