Tabbella dei Giuochi Proibiti

One of these days I will have to find one of these in a Roman print shop or second hand boosk seller. 

This one is in a restaurant I often go to in Rome.

And its from 1962! 

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9 Responses to Tabbella dei Giuochi Proibiti

  1. Richard says:

    Could someone translate this for me? Thanks!

  2. Fr. N says:

    It looks like a list of prohibited games, like Bridge, billiards etc,
    n’est-ce pas?

  3. vox borealis says:

    Actually, I believe that the second set of lists, including Bridge, are considered licit (leciti). It’s only the first set of lists that is prohibited.

  4. Maureen says:

    So playing “pocker” is bad, but it’s okey-dokey to play tarocchi.

  5. JL says:

    I misread the title and thought it said “gnocchi probiti.” Must be hungry.

  6. Nick says:

    That makes it pre-Vatican II (heh)

  7. According to the date, the Council was to begin with the first session within a few weeks. Preparations during these heady days saw all the bishops and experts in the coffee bars and restaurants.

    Perhaps we can keep this in mind for the next Council. Participants are to stay in spartan monastic cells, and have table reading from the last three Councils during meals in their respective refectories.

  8. Phil says:

    Actually, looking at the laws that are referred to, the actual prohibitions date from the 1929 and 1931. My Italian is rather poor, and so is my knowledge of Italian cardgames, but the list of prohobited games suggests that games with easily give rise to gambling were the ones most likely to be forbidden. Then again, if you want to, you can gamble on anything….

    Probably this would be as effective as the plamflets in French bars against intoxication in public.

  9. Phil: the list of prohobited games suggests that games with easily give rise to gambling were the ones most likely to be forbidden.

    The game most likely to lead to violence, perhaps.