For hundreds of years, kids in every culture have sat cross legged and played their version of Jacks – sometimes with their own collection of small objects. This is ours: 10 metal crosspieces (Jacks) and two small rubber balls. The set includes a small booklet with the usual rules and dozens of versions of games with the pieces.
And then there is the Marbles Shooting games. This set has 48 Marbles, 2 large Shooters and a 20 page handbook outlining the basic techniques of “shooting” and the dozens of way the play can be structured for maximum entertainment. Both sets are pure Americana. It’s hard for this writer not to take a break and sit down on the floor and do it.