Wooden Ring Board
The great game of Rings where rubber rings are thrown at numbered hooks on a wall-board. 1. Beginner game 1 (50 Plus) – The player that reaches or exceeds a pre-agreed number (e.g.50) wins. 2.Beginner Game 2 (High Score)The highest score after each player has thrown 3 sets of rings wins. 3. Thirty-one – The first player to reach a score of 31 using as few rings as possible, e.g. if a player hooks a 10 then a 9 he must add these together to get his total score so far (19) and subtract this from 31 to find which number he must hook to win (12). If he hangs no.5 he must subtract this from 12 and now he knows he must hang no.7 to win, thereby getting the player quickly using mental arithmetic. As skills levels develop and increase players can move on to the more traditional games of ‘Round the Clock’ (hang each number in sequence, from 1 to 13) and ‘100 + 1’ (players must reach 100 points, then hang the no. 1 to win) This could eventually lead to competing in the All Ireland Ringboard Championships, which are held annually in Co. Clare, All England Ringboard Championships or even the World Ringboard Championships, usually held in the autumn. ‘The game of rings should be considered for all schools throughout the world as a brilliant teaching aid.’ -The World Ringboard Academy. It was recommended recently in the UK that schools introduce dartboards to help pupils with mental arithmetic skills, but a far better game for this purpose is the traditional Irish game of Rings. Players must stand a certain distance from the board when throwing rings, and the ringboard itself must hang at a certain height. World Ringboard Academy rules call for a distance of 259cm and a height of 178cm to the base of the 13 hook. However for children up to the age of 9 an approximate distance of 160cm and height of 140cm are more suitable.
For adults and children over 9 a distance of 180cm and a height of 160cm should provide a good challenge.
Not suitable for children under the age of 3 years due to small parts which could cause a choking hazard.