Friday, October 26, 2018

Jacks

I spotted this sculpture of a giant game of Jacks out front of an apartment building in the Annex. It is a game I hadn't thought about in years - I wonder if it is still played and if kids would even know what these things are?

20 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Probably not Pat, too many technical distractions these days.. maybe if there's an electronic version ☺

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, I haven't thought about that game in ages and ages. I used to play it for hours with my sisters when I was a kid. I love this.

Taken For Granted said...

Jacks were popular during my childhood. That was a long time ago, so I do not think it is popular now. Makes for a fun sculpture and photo however.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

How can you possibly pick up all those large pieces with one hand? I bet they are stuck to the ground!

God bless.

William Kendall said...

I know of the game, but I never played it growing up.

Karl said...

I do not know this game ...

s.c said...

Indeed also totally unknown to me too.

Tom said...

...for Jack the giant.

bill burke said...

Haven't thought of jacks for decades. Use to play when I was a kid. I wonder if anyone sells it anymore and if they do, who would buy it. Nice find, Pat.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

I have never seen. Have a nice weekend

Cloudia said...

Cool!

Lois said...

How fun! I know my grandkids probably have no idea what they are.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

This was a fun game I remember playing with my sister when we were young.
Have a great day and weekend. Neat sculpture. Have a great day and weekend.

Lea said...

Maybe it will help stir interest in some of the old games we played as kids!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Revrunner said...

Good luck bouncing THAT ball. :-)

Michelle said...

I doubt they would know. Too much interest in their phones....

Shammickite said...

My grandies wouldn't know anything about jacks. But if I ever find a set of jacks in the dollar store, I'll teach them.

Kay said...

It's an interesting piece of art but I'll bet its so low tech now that it would confuse kiddies.

21 Wits said...

Excellent reminder from the past!

Jenn said...

Neat piece of art!