- Language of Rules/Instructions: English
- For ages: 4+
- Number of players: 2 - 8
- Average game time: 5 minutes
We've been looking for a nice version of this game for some time as it's such a traditional favourite. From House of Marbles a great game of fun and skill for all the family. An all-time playground favourite, it's a simple dexterity game based on the ancient traditional game of Knucklebones (see our separate Knucklebones game, for more information).
There are various ways to play but essentially, you have to balance various numbers of the Jacks (3D metal stars) on the back of your hand, throw them in the air, grab the ball and then catch all the Jacks. As you progress, the complexity of the challenges (bounce the ball, clap your hands) and number of Jacks can increase until eventually it all gets too much and Jacks and balls go flying!
Box size approx: 7 x 7 x 3cm - (2¾" x 2¾" x 1¼")
Contains small parts. Unsuitable for children under 36 months.