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Ancient broom game played in Germany.

  • The game is first recorded in a painting from 1105, which features Günther der Gewalttätige ("Gunther the Violent") (QA2).
  • Players of this game took turns to try to puncture a dragon-bladder atop a 20-foot high pole, using pointed broomsticks. A "bladder-guardian" tied to the pole was allowed to use wand magic to protect the bladder (QA2).
  • The game died out in the 1300s (QA2).


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