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GAMES OF KENYA


Jackstones


Place:a flat smooth surface

Number of players: three or more

Supplies: ten to fifteen palm nuts, peach or plum pits, or almonds for each player

Players sit in a circle on the ground and place all their palm nuts or pits in a pile at the center.
Each player keeps one nut to toss into the air. He or she tosses the nut in the air. Before it comes down, the player scoops up as many nuts as he or she can from the pile, catching the falling nut with the same hand.
A player who misses the falling nut must put the nuts he or she just took back in the pile. Play continues around the circle until all nuts are gone.
The player with the most nuts at the end of the game is the winner.