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Shove Ha’Penny » Shove Ha’Penny

Shove Ha'penny is a traditional pub game played on a small, smooth board, normally made of wood or slate. A number of parallel lines run horizontally across this board to form beds. Ha'pennies (either halfpenny coins or similar sized discs) are placed at one end of the board and are shoved with a quick flick of the hand. The object is to shove the coins so that a certain number of them (normally five) lie between the lines. The game is surprisingly difficult and takes a lot of skill.

Shove Ha’penny is a traditional pub game played on a small, smooth board, normally made of wood or slate. A number of parallel lines run horizontally across this board to form beds. Ha’pennies (either halfpenny coins or similar sized discs) are placed at one end of the board and are shoved with a quick flick of the hand. The object is to shove the coins so that a certain number of them (normally five) lie between the lines. The game is surprisingly difficult and takes a lot of skill.

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