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Just couldn't resist this walk down Memory Lane.

I was a child during the 1970's and Chinese Jacks were one of my favorite games to play.  Small plastic rings looped together to form a little cluster.  Chinese Jacks or Jax, were sold at every toy store, grocery store, and corner drug store across America.   Not so today.  

I did find a set on Amazon for $25.00.  That makes me chuckle, since I can remember them being sold for a dollar.   Never fear, here is an Instructable to give this simple, but addictive, game a come back.
 
 
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Step 1: WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

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SUPPLIES:

Wire cutter
Needle-nose pliers
3 yards of 12 gauge jewelry wire  - One package was enough to make 5 Jacks with 14 Jump Rings each.
Pony beads
Sharpie marker

Step 2: MAKING THE JACKS:

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To play, you will need 5 Jacks.

I confess that I learned how to make a jump ring on Instructables =) 
I included pictures of me making them, but here is the link to the How to Make Jump Rings Instructable.

I made 14 jump rings for each Jack.  One is the center support and then 13 looped around the center.  Add colored Pony Beads to 7 Jump rings.

That's it.  Now you're ready to play.

Step 3: HOW TO PLAY:

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I certainly could spend the next hour typing the directions to this game and would probably only confuse you.  Luckily I can avoid that whole process with YouTube.

Here is a great video showing how to play and how to keep score.  I didn't make this video, but the person who did explained the rules perfectly.  It is very clear and easy to understand.


Happy playing =)

     
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