Pucket is the ultimate holiday rowdy board game – sort of a cross between croquet, table soccer and pass the pigs. Pippa Middleton (yep, THAT Pippa) deemed Pucket “A crucial game for every family Christmas”, in her sadly short-lived Daily Telegraph column.
Pucket is played between two combatants at a time, with the object to use the board’s elastic bands to catapult the little wooden pucks into the other end of the board. Through the little hatch in the middle. No you don’t take turns. It’s a simultaneous thing, and becomes gloriously chaotic.
The game originated in France where it was known as “Le Passe Trappe” (literally, pass the doorway). It even dates back to when catgut was used to propel the pucks prior to the invention of elastic in the 1800s.
Pucket is a Fair Trade item. It’s made in India by Satish Kumar Dhiman and his team in Uttar Pradesh, North India. All earn fair wages to live a life of dignity. Each game is made from locally sourced non-endangered sheesham wood, and mixed plywood.
They assure us that they get as much fun from making this as people far away will from playing Pucket. Whilst many of the team don’t drink alcohol, they’re happy for Pucket players to do so if it adds to the Pucket experience. The Good Store says yes.
– Includes board, 16 wooden disks, 2 tension pegs, cotton carry bag, and instruction booklet
– No excuses guarantee
Dimensions : 53cm x 40cm