Amtgard is a swords and sorcery styled medieval combat, culture, and sciences organization. Amtgard was founded in El Paso, Texas in 1983 and has since spread throughout North America and the rest of the world. With over ten thousand active members representing a diverse swath of humanity, it’s safe to say there is something for everybody in Amtgard.
Whether you’re a teenager in high school or an established adult you will be able to find an inviting peer group that is excited to welcome you to the game.
Amtgard is an excellent way to encourage interest in medieval combat, arts, and sciences. It’s also a fun and exciting way to get exercise while meeting new people. Here are some of the common activities Amtgardians engage in:
- Medieval team combat using safe foam replicas
- Leather working
- Metal working
- Armor making
- Tournament combat using safe foam replicas
- Brewing and cooking
- Singing and performance
- Wood working