Game: Tipcat
(Detail from Brueghel's Painting)


In this game each player has two sticks. One of the sticks is pointed on one end. The intent of the game is to see how high a player can make their pointed stick jump. The winner of the game is the one who makes their stick jump higher.

Making the pointed stick jump is accomplished by placing the pointed stick on the ground and hitting the pointed stick with the other stick. The force used to hit the pointed stick, the type of wood used, the sharpness of the point - all have a role to play in how high a player can make the pointed stick jump.

Last update February 9, 2010