hist-games: Mumbly Peg

Jeff Singman jsingman at umich.edu
Tue Sep 9 10:16:19 PDT 1997


The only evidence I know of of the game in the MA (ie. pre-1500) is a
reference to 'halfpenny prick' in 1311--presumably the same as
penny-prick, as described by Willughby in the 1660s as a game involving
throwing of a knife at a peg surmounted by a penny. JLS


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