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- 0.625” diameter by 0.875” long.- About the game:Put and take was a game that first became known during the First World War (1914-18).The full history of the game is unclear but It is thought to have been invented by a soldier in the trenches.The original game was made from a brass bullet that the soldier shaped into a spinning top with six sides.Each side had an instruction on that was either Put one, Put two, All put, Take one ,Take Two, or Take all.The top was spun by players, who each put an ante in the pot (said to be a cigarette), and depending on how the top felleither took or put how many cigarettes indicated.The game became so popular that during the 1920-30s it was introduced as a gambling Game and was predominantly playedin the North of England in Working mens clubs and pubs. Because the top would last virtually forever, being made of brass,the production of the game did not last for long and during the next 40 years the playing of the game gradually died out.- Rules:Any number of players can play. Each player puts a coin or chip in the pot.The first player roll the bead. If the bead lands on "Put" side uppermost the player puts into the pot the amount indicated (i.e. Put one two or All).For "AP" all the players put one in the pot. If the roller lands with "Take" side uppermost the player takes the amount indicated from the pot.For “TA” the player takes the whole pot.The next player rolls and the game goes on until somebody rolls "Take All" and the game is re-started with a new Ante.- Enjoy 

Aged brass put and take bead (1 bead)

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