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Fort Meigs Historic Site is Managed by the Fort Meigs Association Behalf of the Ohio History Connection
From the back:
The game of Graces, also known as French Hoops, is an historic outdoor game, primarily designed to develop feminine grace. At one time, Graces was also considered an acceptable boys activity. Young ladies were encouraged to play this historic game outdoors and to keep score. Young gentlemen were encouraged to play this game simply as a "lark."
Instructions for Play:
To play Graces, two players stand directly opposite one another, approximately 10 feet apart, each player holding two wands. Each player begins the game with 20 points. One player places a hoop over the crossed wands as shown in the illustration on the front. By quickly moving the wands apart, the hoop is sent flying toward the opposite player. The object is to catch the hoop on one or both wands and then return it. The hoop is kept moving back and forth until one player misses. Each miss costs a point. The first player to use all of his/her points loses the game. After you have mastered one hoop, try tossing two hoops back and forth simultaneously."
- 4 wands
- two wooden hoops with decorative ribbon (colors will vary)
- instructions and history pamplet
29100 W. River Rd. Perrysburg, OH 43551
Wednesday - Saturday
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday