Games of Al-Andalus workshop
May 08, 20216:00 p.m.
Casa Árabe’s central courtyard (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). 6:00 p.m. 4 euros for the general public at the headquarters.
3 euros: tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders. Pay for your ticket through our website (by clicking on the “purchase tickets” button) or in person at the Casa Árabe headquarters in Cordoba (payment by cash or credit card).
On Saturday, May 8, as part of the Nights of Ramadan, we will be giving this workshop, where you can learn about and play board games from Al-Andalus, taught by SextoMario. Registration has now begun.
Although the Muslim religion forbids games with wagering, various games imported from the East were played in Al-Andalus.
During this activity, those attending will get the chance to learn and play Andalusian board games, which were for the most part developed on the basis of formerly existing games even more ancient, originally created in Egypt or Mesopotamia, including some which have been handed down to us, like: backgammon, alquerque (qirkat), mancala and the hyena chase.