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Exploring British Legends: Avalon

Discover the history behind one of the UK’s most well-known legends and see how these mythical stories became the theme for some fun online casino games. As you know, legends are passed down from generation to generation and become part of the cultural fabric of a country. Let’s find out a little more about Avalon, a place that combines mythology with the grand idea of a lost kingdom.

What is Avalon?

Avalon is a mythical island where the legendary King Arthur was sent for the healing of his wounds after a battle. More particularly, it is a legendary island of Celtic mythology where King Arthur’s Excalibur sword was forged. Therefore, Avalon is seen as a utopian paradise.

This island is first mentioned in History of the Kings of Britain (written around 1136) by Geoffrey of Monmouth. Owing to its mythical paradise status, many people have searched high and low for its existence. Some scholars claim that they found it in Glastonbury, a town in Somerset. However, there are many other locations in England where it is claimed to have been found. (That’s the nature of legends – everyone wants to claim a piece of them for themselves!)

Avalon is seen to represent purity, abundance, and magic. It is this mysterious quality that gives it such a revered presence in Western culture. So much so, casino sites have opted to host online slot games, and scratch and card games that embrace the Avalon theme. After all, the nature of legends provides a lot of scope for the imagination to run wild!

Here are some of the amazing casino games that you can play here at Mecca Games that namecheck this mythical location.

Avalon Scratch

Experience the Arthurian legend in Avalon Scratch by Microgaming. Walk the halls of Lady Avalon’s Castle and see what this scratch game has up its sleeve. Avalon Scratch allows you to pick bets of your choice at the start of every round and has an RTP of 96.03%. It’s an easy-to-play scratch game that bears a close resemblance to the slot series, Avalon and Avalon II. This title allows fans of the Arthurian legend theme to experience this story in another casino game format.

Avalon Scratch has a 3D design, and the symbols are well presented, which makes the game worth playing. There are seven possible symbols that you can reveal on the game’s cards, including a crown, a knight, an amulet, and two playing cards. Simply buy the virtual card for the selected bet amount and hit the play button to reveal the symbols that are hiding behind the image of Lady Avalon. The wins are based on the symbol hidden behind the card.

Arthur Pendragon

Arthur Pendragon is an online slot game at Mecca Games in which players can go on a quest for the holy grail and meet all of the characters in the Arthurian legends, including Merlin and Guinevere. Look out for Merlin Bonus Symbols, which can activate a Free Spins bonus round!

Fun Avalon-themed board games

In addition to the casino games that take on the Avalon theme, you can also find some sensational alternative games and board games. Here is one worth exploring:

The Resistance: Avalon

In The Resistance: Avalon, the forces of good and evil are pitted together in a battle to control the future of civilization. Of course, Arthur represents the future of Britain, however, hidden among his warriors are Mordred’s unscrupulous men. Merlin, Arthur’s servant, is the only one who knows who the agents of evil are. He can only speak of this evil in riddles. If his true identity is discovered, all will be lost.

The Resistance: Avalon is a social role-playing card-based game where players are assigned various roles related to these groups (although you can play versions of this online, too). The game centers on certain players who must attempt to disrupt the larger group working together, while the remaining players work to reveal who the spy is.

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/ 31 December 2021