I have been reading "Three Years a Soldier" lately and have been intrigued by the mentions of differrent games he would play in camp. Since the majority of the events I do here are living history displays I like to usually show the kids items that were part of camp life as well as the uniform and equipment. I thought a good list of proper period games might have been listed here but I did not find much with the search engine. So far the games I have come accross reading the afore mentioned book were quiots and bluff.
Quiots is like horse shoes but played with metal rings. See: Traditional American Quiots Rules for more information.
Bluff is Liars Dice like seen in the Pirates of the Caribean movie: The best description I have found so far of how to play is here: Bluff description
Of course there are dominos, checkers, and chess made in many different ways as well as card and dice games. But what would be the proper names and rules for proper period card and dice games? I know "Shut the box" was around well before the revolution so it probably was a gambling game played at camps still yet.
I also know of this website: http://www.raggedsoldier.com/games.html
What other period games were there? I'm hoping this thread can become an easy to reference listing of these games for those who wish to do period correct camp activities with their displays.