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“to learn by discovery”

HEURISTICS 2010

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Pub Games for our 60’s weekend PUB GAMES (30 MIN)

Hester and Thomas

A look at some of the great games played all across our country 50 years ago. We will show you ours if you will tell us yours.

WHEN I WAS YOUNG ( APPROX 30MIN)

Beer was how much? but that’s less than 10p !! You can’t buy that any more..... Do you remember when....... Come and have a ramble through the 60’s as Thomas and Hester bring the good old days back to life.

Skiffle

Chuckie

TAKE YOUR PICK (30 MIN)

A return to the ‘Yes/No interlude’ when the wrong answer gets you gonged out. Then go on to ‘take the money’ or ‘open the box’. A fun look at a 60’s favourite.

TIME FOR SKIFFLE (30 MIN):

With a simple tea chest, a washboard, paper and comb - we will bring the place to life. Come and have a go or just sing along to your old favourites.

Bat ‘ n ‘ trap Take your Pick Heuristics, PO Box 5514, Matlock, DE4 5ZP | 07860 966251 | www.heuristics.org.uk


Games to play all day Just a small sample of many games available this weekend Shovelboard - one of the great favourites

Skittles

Marbles Bridge - suitable for all ages

Skittles

Bandy - like hockey but without rules

Hoca (the forerunner of roulette)

draughts

Suitable for all ages. Let the child within come out to play for a while. Quoits

Bowling

Heuristics, PO Box 5514, Matlock, DE4 5ZP | 07860 966251 | www.heuristics.org.uk


HEURISTICS

“to learn by discovery”

Every era has its favourite pub games and the 60’s is no exception, but that which is popular in one region may completely alien in another. Perhaps the greatest example would be skittles, although played in most areas the shape size and rules vary enormously. In mediaeval England you would have found pieces of wood stood whilst another piece was flung at them - known as “loggits” but this progresses to ‘long alley’ - ‘bar skittles’ - ‘aunt sally’ - ‘Northampton skittles’. Some played on alleys 10 metres long whilst others on a table-top in the corner of a pub. We will have many examples for you to play.

with 9 holes at the end in which to aim a ball, whereas, in most other parts of the country you would think of a small board with a spring-loaded plunger and randomly belting a metal ball to gain a high score. But which is the original bagatelle. All will be revealed if you come along and play both.

If you live in Chester and someone m e n t i o n s p l a y i n g ‘ b a g a t e l l e ’ yo u immediately think of a table 3 metres long

TELL US YOUR FAVOURITES

Bagatelle

Games of skill or games of chance, each have their place in the history of games playing in our country. SUITABLE FOR YOUNG AND OLD COME AND PLAY

The Frog

Heuristics, PO Box 5514, Matlock, DE4 5ZP | 07860 966251 | www.heuristics.org.uk

1960's - Pub Games  

Heuristics present a wide range of pub games played during the 1960's

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