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OLD GAMES – QUOITS


Quoits Quick, simple and an easy game to set up, quoits combines and tests both your throwing and accuracy skills and is something that all of the family can enjoy. It may be played in the yard, or taken to the park or beach.

Quoits (koits, kwoits) is a traditional game which involves the throwing of wooden, metal or … Continue reading


OLD GAMES – NINE-PINS


Nine-Pins

Playing ‘Nine Pins’ has been a favorite American pastime since the early days of colonial America. The history of this game actually dates back quite some time.

Objects for bowling have been uncovered in an ancient Egyptian tomb, dating back to approximately 5200 BC. Later, forms of bowling were prevalent in Europe in the 14th century.

At … Continue reading


OLD TOYS AND GAMES – PICK-UP STICKS


Pick-Up Sticks

Most of us recognize this bundle of sticks as the very popular game of “Pick-Up Sticks” and most likely played it during our childhood. Just how old is this game? Stick games are ancient and prevalent in all cultures: India: c. 563-483 BC, Scythians: 450 BC, China: 12th century, Japan: 16th century. The version played in China … Continue reading


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