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30th November 2011, 03:54 PM
Many years ago I used to play a game with a few friends that was called Crash but can no longer remember the rules. I remember that once you potted a red, you picked a card numbered from 2 to 7 then had to pot your colour to win. I also remember that you could only play the colour ball closest to the white, once you had potted a red. What I don't remeber is what happens if you foul?? Also how may reds we start with and whether the colours start on thir spots??
Any help would be muchappreciated
30th November 2011, 04:34 PM
what we used to do were put all the colours inside a red triangle of ball so you had about all 15 reds around smash them up ,pot a red pick a card for colour 2 been yellow and so on but you didnt have to pot your own you could pot other colours and knock someone out of game .on a foul shot pay a forfiet of whatever money was decided beforhand,i think also there might have been a rule and you missed your next go
30th November 2011, 04:49 PM
Thanks Jim....you are absolutely right...it's all coming back to me now. I think we called the fouls scrubs and made a charge for them. Also agree re how to set the game up and that you could pot other colours to know people out
30th November 2011, 05:20 PM
I agree with Jim, but when I've played it, a foul didn't result in a missed turn. The card you chose was always kept secret, so that nobody knew which colour each player was going for.
30th November 2011, 05:41 PM
This form of pool a derivative of the game of Life Pool we played regularly as a small gamble in the old billiard halls. We set the triangle with 4 reds down each side and the colours in the middle. We then slid the triangle into position and placed the remaining reds across the back. We would string for break - which would be a smash into the apex red - to scatter the balls. Then we would draw our number cards which would be kept secret. You had to pot a red then a colour (hopefully one of your opponents colours)to qualify then pot a red and if possible your own colour which took the money. A foul shot was a 'scrub' and you would pay say a tanner 2 1/2 new pence for every scrub you recorded which would be paid to the winner along with the stake for the game,usually half a'crown or 22 1/2 new pence. If the game ended without a winner you played the next game double stakes. It was one of many games played for a gamble in the old days. Others I played were Bowls, Golf, Scrub out, Cricket, Shell out, Colourflash, skittles Cork pool, Volunteer... I could go on. Great fun. F.
30th November 2011, 07:04 PM
You've gotta put the rules for all these variants on your site Frank, then we could all try em out :)
16th December 2011, 02:29 PM
There are loads of variations or specific rules around. Our version was this:
21 object balls placed in a triangle with the colours in the centre and the reds around the edge. Apex red on pink spot.
Counters numbered 2 to 7 required.
Playing order is determined by picking a counter, and goes highest-to-lowest.
First player breaks off, and in each turn when a red is potted, the player goes for any colour. If it is his first red, he picks a counter, which he keeps secret, and that denotes the colour which, if he pots it, wins the game.
After a red, if a colour other than his own is potted, the player continues playing reds/colours alternately.
If a player makes a foul shot, he must from that point pot two reds before playing a colour.
If no player has potted his own colour when the last colour is potted, the balls are re-racked and the counters are kept - a new stake is put into the pot, thus doublinlg the kitty. The next frame is started by the player who last played if he potted, or the next in sequence.
If a colour is potted and there are no reds remaining, the same player will re-start as above.
It is very good fun and is best when there are at least 4 people playing. I have also seen the game played with an extra counter, a wildcard meaning that any colour wins the game.
16th December 2011, 09:26 PM
Used to play this game as a kid and we used to call it mexican .
16th December 2011, 09:56 PM
we call it killer
played it both ways were you pot your own colour to win or pot others and you win if your colour last one left
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