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Offline Inok Nikolai

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Re: Card game in Tobolsk
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2013, 05:57:46 PM »
There is a great article in Russian about ALL the table games Romanovs used to play: http://tesera.ru/article/romanovs/
I recommend!)) And "Тише едешь - дальше будешь" was a table game too, not the very famous game that looks like "Mother May I". It was a surprise for me.

Wow!

Thank you very much! This is extremely helpful in explaining things in footnotes to the Letters from Captivity.

I just now joined that group and posed the question about Kabala.

I'll report back if they find anything.

Thanks again!
I N

For the record, the game mentioned on that site as Блошки (bloshki, i.e., little fleas) is known as tiddlywinks in English.
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Re: Card game in Tobolsk
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2013, 03:40:59 PM »
Perhaps someone can help us with a related question.

In a letter to Lili Dehn, G. D. Maria writes: "...I often remember coffee, and "Stop", and many other things."

Perhaps "Stop" was some sort of parlor game too?

Any ideas?

I. N.
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Re: Card game in Tobolsk
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2013, 04:02:39 PM »
There's a pretty good chance the game "Stop" would be the children's game known in the USA ,at least, as "Red light, green light". Red and green traffic lights would not be a phenomenon  well known to Russian children by this time (1917-18), but the idea of sneaking up on a player without being seen , surely would be.

Btw, Inok Nikolai, do you have the date for this letter of GD Marie's?