Spending an idle holiday Monday as any sensible person would, I was reading Stonch's beer blog and saw his post about playing pub skittles. He's included a short and sensible video explanation. Pub skittles is a old pub game that depends on a small ball hanging by a line from a stick and a swinging action with which the ball is sent into nine pins. The whole set up can sit on a table three foot by three foot square.
That is a good game. But the game I generally want to try is not pub skittle. That game is London Skittles. London Skittles is like pub skittles that has met Alice in Wonderland after drinking the drink that makes things ten times bigger. I mentioned it in the first Pub Games Project post and even got an invite to play the game from one of the guys who plays it at the one English pub still playing it. Given that I live an ocean away, even though it is described in the excellent Pub Games Of England by Timothy Finn, the best I have been able to come up with is the video below from a UK TV show with a demonstration of the game: