Hooking.

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No, not that kind.

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This kind:

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Ring the Bull is a traditional hook and ring game played in sports bars, ski lodges and quaint watering holes all over the world.

And it has a very long history in British pub culture.

In fact, legend has it that English Crusaders brought the game back from Jerusalem in the 12th century.

If you happen to play Ring the Bull at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, the oldest inn in England (1189 AD), you just might be experiencing the true origins of this game.

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Ringing the Bull (also known as Ring Toss or Hook and Ring) is a simple game in concept, but it definitely takes some skill and requires careful concentration. The hallmark of any great bar game

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In most set ups, the metal ring is attached to a rope, hanging from a ceiling by a rafter or other means. The object of the game is then to swing the ring and try to land it on the hook.

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This game looks simple but can be challenging.

And after a few toddies? It’s damn near impossible… at least for me.

Of course after a set number of toddies walking and talking is as well, so what do I know?

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32 thoughts on “Hooking.”

  1. I don’t understand something: not only is there now a shelf on the barn door with a stereo on it but there are mirrors and furniture and other things. He’s treating the doors like a wall.

    Um… ??

    Ok, never mind. Your barn, your rules. 😉

    PS I love that hooking game idea. Will see if we can do something like it during covid Xmas with the minions.

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  2. So instead of ‘fore’ when swinging does the polite form require one to call out ‘bell’. As in who’s that – I don’t know but his face just rang a bell. Good trivia which always goes with beer. And the standing and talking part too !

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