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Did any one play Bobs, sort of kitchen table top snooker

 

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Boy, that brough back some memories, We had a bob set when I a kid, used it on the lounge room carpet, My brother & I played it for hours. Reminds me that We still have a carrums board, it,s about a metre square 50m.m. high box with a lacquered polished board set inside, 4 pockets, one in each corner like a small billiards table, 4 people could play as 2 teams, one person at each edge of the board, instead of balls there were flat discs of wood like in Draughts set, you had to pocket these by flicking a bigger disc with your middle finger, anyone had one of these?

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Yes. We used to play this at my aunty's house. We would put a felt map on the table and away we would go.

I also used to love playing Test Match. You know the cricket game where you move a little button back and forward and whatever ball was indicated then the person batting had to move to that position on his side back and forward to see how many runs he scored or whether he had been dismissed.

Imagine wheeling that out today and expecting the kids to be entertained.



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Yes Craig, me.

Remember that well too DM. I also liked Battleship.

Why not drag out the marbles for the kids to play. Passed many an hour away at school and out in the street playing 'marbles'.

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Yes Doug, big knee shot, little knee shot, draw a circle in the sand

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Craig1 wrote:

Did any one play Bobs, sort of kitchen table top snooker

 

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 That brings back memories. Back in the mid 1950's the family played for hours at night with the structure similar to the above  set up on a rug on the kitchen table with wooden balls, and it was called Murray Bridge in our house. Most likely because it sort of resembled a bridge over the Murray River in SA.



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Back in the 50's we had a set of BOBS.
Used to play it set up on a blanket on top of the dining table.

Our set was a bit plainer than the one shown, but I seem to remember that the openings had numbers above them, with "10" being the centre and decreasing as you go out? The imaginary starting line was about 2foot outside the side arms.

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The set is numbered from left to right : 1 , 7 , 2 , 9 , 3 , 6 , 5 , 8, 4 . Also numbers on the reverse side , maybe for a scorer. There are about eight wooden balls in total and two wooden cues, about 1.2 metres long.

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Vaguely recall this, just cannot remember where I saw and played it. I know it was not in my home but someone more elderly's home. Have seen one in an antique shop more recently



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We had one similar to photo. Old blanket on kitchen table and loved playing with parents, from memory the game was used as a bribe to clear the table and do the washing up, before we could play.

A good project for some handy Blokes or Gals with a bit of scrap ply, dowel rod and marbles - no good for me though, as I've lost all my marbles.

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