Since 2005 Gothic Green Oak has been making historic board games, some well known and many much less well known; some just a few hundred years old, some well over two thousand years old. Our focus is on European games, though some of these have their origins further afield, and many have spread beyond Europe to the rest of the world.
The Historic Games Shop was created more recently by Gothic Green Oak to sell the best and most popular of these historical games and gaming-related items. Each of the games in The Historic Games Shop has been chosen for their historical significance, but also for their playability - they are all really great games.
When we began designing our own abstract strategy games, all with historic themes, Play with History was born. These games recreate historic clashes from Roman times through to the twentieth century. All are two player games, are a little more complex than most of the more popular historic games, but are easily playable by most from c. 12 years of age.
In our latest exciting new venture, Ludos Fabulosa, we are developing a range of abstract strategy games that explore Northern European folklore and mythology. Not all that seriously though! So expect lots of trolls, giants and goblins, wizards and witches, elves and faeries. There'll be plundered gold, battles and banishments, spells and invocations.
The Battle of Ogre's
Knee is the first of our Ludos Fabulosa games. Read about it here.