Stump the Net - October, 1997

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 July's queries.

Take a victory lap!

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

Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 16:34:06 -0700
Subject: dominoes

Have you ever seen or heard of musical dominoes?

I have a set of musical dominoes that has been in the family for ever. The are in a wooden box, with the instructions, and have an invention and patent date of 1893.

Thank you
Irv Groden

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 04:55:02 +0200
From: Massimo Pupita (
Subject: Risk!

Dear Editor,

We are a group of italian people who are interested in the Risk board game. Because of this interest of ours, we have published a new web site on Risk! (

We were wondering if you could shed any light on the origin of Risk. All we know is that it was invented by a frenchman, Albert Lamorisse. We haven't been able, so far, to find any clear information on when it was first conceived and how it spread out to the whole world.

Best regards,

Massimo Pupita (
Enrico Sorcinelli (

Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 13:56:57 -0400
From: Worrix (
Subject: Mexican Games

I am looking for a mexican game for a christian group of women to play. Is there anything besides the domino games?


[Ken: I would be interested in hearing about any published or public domain games from Mexico. If anyone from Gallo is reading this, feel free to toot your own horn (that is, mail me some information about your games and I'll publish it!).]

Date: Mon, 27 Aug 1956 21:19:51 +0000
From: Shirley Barer (
Subject: Bagel

I am looking for the rules of a card game called bagel. It was very popular in the 1950s and early 60s. I think it was similar to canasta. It was popular in the Boston, MA. area. I would appreciate any help you can give me. I recently had a reunion with the women that I used to play this with and none of us could remember how and we would like to play it again. Thank you for your help.


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