Remember the fun of playing Jacks? Try your luck at this popular Israeli version of the game, similar to Basic Jacks, but instead of using a ball, you use one of the rainbow-colored cubes!
Directions for how to play Kugalach (Israeli Jacks): Play is very similar to Basic Jacks. Flip for who goes first. Then work your way up from onesies to foursies & back down to onesies. Begin by throwing the jacks out on the floor. Choose one cube for throwing; you will use it as a “ball.” Toss that one into the air, & while it is up in the air, pick up a cube, then catch the tossed one. You can only use one hand to scoop up & catch. Your turn continues until you miss dropping the jack you are using as a ball, miss picking up the jacks, move a jack, or drop a jack you've just picked up. Then you are out & it is the next person's turn. On onesies, you'll pick up one jack at a time, until you've collected all five. (You may put the jacks you've collected into your other hand or on the ground before you try to collect more.) On twosies, you pick them up two at a time. On threesies, you pick them up three at a time, with two left over. You pick up the leftover(s) by itself. If you pick up the leftover before you've picked up all the evenly grouped jacks, you are putting the horse before the cart & therefore must call cart as you take the leftover jack(s). On foursies, you must pick all of them up. NOTE: Between each set (onesies, twosies, threesies etc.) you must put all five Kugalach (jacks) on the back of your hand, throw them up, & turn your hand over to catch all five in your palm before moving on to the next level. If you miss & do not catch them all, you must repeat the set. In Kugalach, as in Basic Jacks, the first player to complete the challenge of going from onesies to foursies & back down again to onesies is the winner.
NOTE: It is permissible to play Kugalach on Shabbat.
Quantity: 50 Sets
MAKES EACH SET JUST $3.90!