Jacks | Traditional Games

Jacks old box

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Hands up who can remember playing Jacks at school? You may have referred to them as Five Stones, Onesies or even Gobs if you live in Ireland. This is a great game and all children should learn it immediately!! There are some very inferior quality sets out there, but this one is the Real McCoy, including proper, solid metal jacks stars, a bouncy ball and a bag to take them to school in. Box measures 7 x 7 x 3 cms approx. Please Note: We are currently transitioning from one box design to another so you may receive either of the boxes pictured (green is the new design).

The rules:
There are many different versions of this game. The basis of each is to throw the ball into the air and catch it again after agreed moves have been made with the jacks. Put all the jacks on the ground. Throw the ball into the air, pick up two jacks, then three, then four and so on. A player’s turn ends if he or she drops the ball, or (if you are playing an easier version of the game) allows it to bounce more than once.

Price: £3.99

Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years of age as small parts may present a choking hazard.



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Hands up who can remember playing Jacks at school? You may have referred to them as Five Stones, Onesies or even Gobs if you live in Ireland. This is a great game and all children should learn it immediately!! There are some very inferior quality sets out there, but this one is the Real McCoy, including proper, solid metal jacks stars, a bouncy ball and a bag to take them to school in. Box measures 7 x 7 x 3 cms approx. Please Note: We are currently transitioning from one box design to another so you may receive either of the boxes pictured (green is the new design).
The rules:
There are many different versions of this game. The basis of each is to throw the ball into the air and catch it again after agreed moves have been made with the jacks. Put all the jacks on the ground. Throw the ball into the air, pick up two jacks, then three, then four and so on. A player’s turn ends if he or she drops the ball, or (if you are playing an easier version of the game) allows it to bounce more than once.

Additional Information

Weight 0.056 kg
Dimensions 3 x 7 x 7 cm