So the family got together today for lunch and after lunch we broke out and old table top game. “Skittles” Well I’ve called it that for 25 years after a little research today I find out that might not be what its called.
(Taken from mastersgames.com)
This game is thought to have been originally a Western European game – it’s still played in France and Benelux where it’s known as Table à Toupie and Toptafel, respectively. Nowadays, however, it seems to be more popular in North America where it’s usually called just ‘Skittles’. The idea is to spin a top into the game where it buzzes around the game surface and into the rooms. Points are scored AND deducted by knocking over skittles – whoever collects the most points wins!
And a shot here from their website of a top and a skittle.
I also have a picture here from http://www.tradgames.org.uk that is thought to be a table made in 1820 and to have belonged to French royalty.
Here’s a few shots I took of our table and the rule card thats on the front of the table.
And then a shot of the card on the front of the rules.
And then I managed to take some video of a few rounds being played. Then made a short video. So here it is.