WWI Trench Art Put & Take Game
2x Period tins containing numbered counters probably made from flattened shell cases.
Comes with 1 no six sided Teetotum spinner.
These spinning tops are alternatives to dice, and go as far back as the Greeks and Romans.
Put and Take was born in the trenches, the most satisfying theory is that someone, perhaps alternating between states of terror, boredom and exhaustion, crouched in one of those dripping underground chambers on the battered front in northern Europe, had the idea to take a bullet case and reshape it until it had six sides and could be spun on one end. Then, inevitably, the troops decided to start gambling with it.