Share the simple joy of this historical game enjoyed through the ages with the next generation. Our Pewter Jacks Set includes 10 cast pewter jacks, 2 balls (one wood and one rubber), 1 leather bag, and a card with historical notes and game instructions. Proudly made in Vermont, USA! Color of leather bag and rubber ball may vary. Ages 8+
Jacks has been played for over two thousand years, with small sheep astragali (knucklebones) or sometimes with small pebbles or marbles. The game was known as "knucklebones", "dibs", or "jackstones". Metal jacks, which mimic the shape of the sheep bones, were probably not in wide use until the mid-nineteenth century, although a pewter jack found at Fort Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is thought to be of eighteenth century origin.
WARNING - CHOKING HAZARD - Toy contains a small ball and small parts. Not for children under 3 years.