I've been meaning to do this post for awhile. Several people expressed an interest in the game my family played at Christmas.
I did a bit of research. The game of Bobs or Table Bobs has been around for long time. It was also played at fetes.
I found some sets for sale online at the most ridiculous prices, strangely enough on sites selling diversional therapy games for aged care. They are so missing a bigger market. I didn't find this particular brand and this set is quite old, so I don't think I'm doing anything wrong giving sizes.
So I have taken some photos and measurements for anyone interested in making their own set.
Click on each photo - I've marked lines on them.
B (height) = 2 in/ 5cm
C = 3/8in or 1cm (thickness of dividing pieces)
C1= 4in/10cm (length of dividing pieces)
D= 1/2in or 12mm (end pieces)
Flap length H = 11 in/28 cm
Flap thickness I = 1/4 in or 6mm
Hole height F = 1 1/2 in or 4cm
Hole Width G = 1 1/2 in or 4cm
The cue is a piece of dowel about 36inches/91cm long. It tapers from about 7/8in or 2cm down to 3/8 in or 1cm.
You should be able to make out the rules in this photo. Don't forget your family can always have their own 'house rules'.
Cheryl (aka Kayly not Dory.That's another story.)