Historical information

During the 1950's a childhood game called 'knucklebones' was played by primary school girls. At least 2 people were required to play sitting opposite each other and going through the 'moves' (throwing the bones up from the back of your hand, picking up a bone from the floor and catching the others), using 5 knucklebones, as listed on written instruction that came with a coloured plastic version mass produced and with instructions.


During the 1950's games were played that required natural substances but increasingly extending to commercial equivalents.

Physical description

Two white knuckle bones from a sheep, used to play the game 'knuckle bones'