Games - Crossbow

Game presented by : FIGEST - IT (Applicant) | Italian Federation of Traditional Games and Sports

Name: Historic crossbow
Areas in which the Game / Sport is practised: Various regions in Europe and all over the world
Type of Game: Game of ability and precision
Number of Players: Can vary according to the type of competition
Playing field: Playing field
Goal: Hitting the target
Origins: Very ancient origins, developed as a weapon between 11th and 14th century


The crossbow has very ancient origins and was originally used all around Europe as a weapon in battles, mostly between XI and XVI century. In more recent times it is used only as a sport and there is a traditional and a modern version with different types of crossbows and different rules. The goal in traditional Crossbow sport is to hit a target in order to get the higher score.

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