This game is thought to have been originally a Western European game - it's still played in France and Benelux where it's known as Table à Toupie and Toptafel, respectively. Nowadays, however, it seems to be more popular in North America where it's usually called just 'Skittles'. The idea is to spin a top into the game where it buzzes around the game surface and into the rooms. Points are scored AND deducted by knocking over skittles - whoever collects the most points wins!
This game has been produced by the talented craftsmen and students of Berea, Kentucky for more than 70 years. Each one is beautifully hand-made in Tulip Poplar, the skittles turned to a high standard. The craftmen take pride in the differing grains and tones of the wood and no two products are alike. The games are sanded smooth and then finished with a hard clear lacquer coating.
A matching stand for the game is also available.
The game measures 19 x 46 x 5 inches, comes with 15 skittles, 3 tops, full rules and a set of scorecards. The wood is usually of the lighter shade seen in the smaller pictures (the larger picture is deceptively red). It's a game of luck that is great for parties and other fun events.
Note: All games are shipped from a distribution point in the USA.
Toptafel (incl. skittles, tops, rules & scorecards)
Stand for Toptafel
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