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Classic Toys: Jacks the Game

Oct 24, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

Jacks: The Game with Ancient Origins The game known as “Jacks”, or a variation of the modern game, has been played for more than 2000 years. In texts left behind by the Greek philosopher, Sophocles, there is mention of the game being played around the time of the Trojan War (roughly 1190 B.C.). Modern Jacks

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Classic Toys: Tiddledy Winks

Aug 25, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Tiddlywinks is a classic game from England. Joseph Assheton Fincher, of London, invented and patented the pasttime in 1888, and trademarked it under the name “Tiddledy Winks” in 1889. A popular parlor game in Victorian England, tiddlywinks was played by both adults and children. The game consists of counters, made of wood, bone or ivory,

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