To play Deadbox, you either chalk or paint a large box in the street. In the

center of this box was a smaller box with the picture of a skull and cross

bones in it. Along the inside of the outer box were 13 small squares, one

inside each of the four corners and the rest along the sidelines. The playing

pieces were bottle caps, the small flat ones with the ridges.

The object of the game is to flick the bottle caps into each numbered box in

order from 1 to 13. However, if you landed in the center box which was the

deadbox, you were either out of the game or you had to start back at square

1, depending on which set of rules you decided on at the beginning of the


When you number the squares you try and do it so the bottle cap has to cross

the deadbox as many times as possible.

Contributed by Moose - Thank you!

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