Back to: Introduction | Thumbnails


Site: 18CV13 Brewhouse

Context: Lot 2 - part of a large assemblage discarded under the house in the early 20th century and found during renovation.

Site Date Range:

Materials: Wood


Description: Skittles or nine pin of painted wood. An ancient game, skittles involves projectiles, usually balls, propelled from one end of an alley in an effort to knock down nine pins standing at the other end.

History: Skittles has many regional variations in skittle size and shape, alley length, size and shape of the balls  and rules. Ninepins has been popular in North American since the 17th century, remaining so until tenpins became well-established in the late 19th century (Cooperman 2017; SkittlesTrade Games 2017).