Stump the Net - April, 1998

Once again, its time to play Stump the Net!

If you can answer any of the questions below you may have just won the undying gratitude of the person who posed the question and the admiration of your peers!

A big thank you to all those folks that responded to December's queries.

Take a victory lap!

This month folks are looking for information on the following games:

Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 19:17:06 -0500
From: Sarah Whiting (
Subject: 26

I just came across your brief article on dice on the web and I was wondering if you could answer a question I have.

I read a reference to a dice game played on the streets of Chicago in the 40s called "26" where "the 'dice girl' stands behind a small table carpeted in green felt on which lie a dice cup and a pad of paper; the player, standing opposite her, chooses a number and rolls the dice: she marks the points; in order to win the bet, you have to roll more than 26 times the chosen number; hence, the game is called '26.'"

Do you know anything about this game or anywhere I could look for information? I'm writing an article (not about games at all) and I wanted to use the game as an analogy, but I want to make sure that I'm representing it correctly first.

If you can help, I'd appreciate it. Thank you.
Sarah Whiting

Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 20:00:18 -0800
From: Dennis McKinney (
Subject: king pedro

sure would appreciate getting the rules on a card game called king pedro, a 62 point hand with the king having a value of 30 points.


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