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JON CORNISH
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Hi,

Who can tell what game this is and how to play it? (please see attached picture)
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Culp Smash
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Interesting item. I hope someone is able to give you an answer to your question. If I saw it in a store, I would have assumed it was simply a table for playing card games, on which you can keep score using the markers built into the sides.

(And yes, I would have bought it not knowing one way or another.)
 
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I'd send an email to the site which hosted the picture.

Also ask for a board, some dice, couple of miniatures and essentially make the table fit for TI3
 
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Brad Miller
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I'm not sure, but it looks very similar to something I own, so I'm going with it. I will note that mine is not mounted as a table, but is stand-alone, like a Crokinole board. Mine is also 4 player, where this appears to be only two player. Hard to see, there might be hidden pockets.

In my family, the game was called "French Puff Pool". The silver circles you see on the sides, at about 3 O'clock and 9 O'clock, are the player goals, and are set down into the board surface. There was a hole in the frame behind each goal, and a metal peg/bracket/holder piece fits in there. Each player has a large rubber bulb, metal tipped puffer. The metal tip goes into the bracket, keeping it at distance from the board, but allowing side-to-side rotation. A little cork ball is dropped onto the table, and you try to puff it into another player's goal.

The little bead things on the sides, in white and red, are used to keep score.

The colors of this are just such a match for mine, I recognized it right away...
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^^^ OK! now we're getting somewhere!

a brief search led me to;

http://www.zigotoon.com/prestige-puff-billiard-in-mahogany-4...[0]=401&page=3

and this; Puff Ball

 
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Interesting that the copy I have, sans the table mounting, looks much more similar to the board pictured here than the nice one you linked to. Mine has the same lighter brown deck, and the red and white scoring beads.
 
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1 Lucky Texan
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probably just depends on age/maufacturer - there seem to be images around of several styles - even 6 player. Might also be Called 'Nicolas' or 'Billard Nicolas' ???

AHAH! here's the entry!; Jet Billiards

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Puff-Billiards-Beech-version-player/...

http://www.mastersgames.com/cat/table/puff-billiards.htm

also;


looks like there may be parts available.

also, can someone translate these rules?; http://jeuxsoc.fr/?principal=/jeu/billn?

 
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