Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Game of Graces

The Game of Graces was invented in the early 19th century to be a proper exercise for young ladies. It is played by two people at a time, each with a pair of dowels. There is a hoop that one player tosses by pulling the dowels apart and the other attempts to catch with her two dowels. The first player to catch ten tosses wins a game.
It's more difficult than it looks!
A supposed additional benefit of the game was teaching girls to be graceful.
It turns out to be fun to watch, too. Even this Mountie was taken in by it.


  1. Fascinating. I've never heard it before but it looks fun.

  2. I don't somehow think I'd look very graceful doing that!

  3. I'm enjoying your visit to the Frozen Head park!