thimbles and button

1) A game in which the player has several thimbles and the challenger has to identify which one masks the button, played illegally for money on this occasion.

1717-8 ‘Robert Saunderson illegally persuaded William Kay, junior, to play the game called Thimbles and button', Kirkburton.

places Kirkburton
dates 1717-1718

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