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What is this old game? holes, pegs girl names...

The missus and I are watching the Ellery Queen series from the mid 70s. It's set after WWII. The intro to the series has this in it. Any ideas what it is?



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Punchboard. It's a numbers game, you pay the owner of the board, and punch thru the paper to uncover a hole, then you pull out the paper ticket, hoping for a winning number.

It's like a lottery ticket.
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Thx tons for myself and the missus. This place is better than google and wikipedia.
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Ya should watch the movie The Flim Flam Man
It about and old time grifter named Mordachi. Those punch boards are a scam used in a scene.
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Ya should watch the movie The Flim Flam Man
It about and old time grifter named Mordachi. Those punch boards are a scam used in a scene.
Cool, thx. We'll check it out.
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Used to be around bars back in the day...pay the bartender something like two bits a punch, if lucky, win some item behind the bar. My dad was a sucker for them...would often bring home a cheap something or other. I still have some of his "prizes"...couple of japan made wind up toys, hunting knives with plastic handles.

Local elks lodge had them...a private club. Didn't see them in bars open to the public. There..if you were "in", the gambling was pinball, the non plunger style.

All seems kind of innocent today, with most states having lottery machines. Clever of them. The run the gambling, then collect taxes for their "service" of helping the gambling addict.
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So...in the example in the original post....did you win the girl?
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Used to be around bars back in the day...pay the bartender something like two bits a punch, if lucky, win some item behind the bar. My dad was a sucker for them...would often bring home a cheap something or other. I still have some of his "prizes"...couple of japan made wind up toys, hunting knives with plastic handles.

Local elks lodge had them...a private club. Didn't see them in bars open to the public. There..if you were "in", the gambling was pinball, the non plunger style.

All seems kind of innocent today, with most states having lottery machines. Clever of them. The run the gambling, then collect taxes for their "service" of helping the gambling addict.
Interesting. When I was a kid, my dad's parents were in the "Moose Lodge" and I think may also have been part of the "Elks Lodge" too.
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So...in the example in the original post....did you win the girl?
I won the girl, but didn't have to punch a game for her.
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