Have you ever found one of these intriguing little nuts on the ground in Autumn?
They are known as buckeyes, horse-chestnuts, or conkers. While these nuts are not suitable for humans to eat, they do have a use that is much more entertaining: the game of Conkers. The game originated in Britain but has spread throughout Europe, as well as other parts of the world.
To play the game, you first need two players and two conkers that are symmetrical with no apparent cracks. Make a hole through the middle of each conker. Take a piece of string that is about ten inches in length and thread it through the hole. Tie a knot at the end of the string to make sure that it won’t pull through. Once your conkers are ready, the fun begins. The rules of the game are simple: take turns hitting each other’s conker until one breaks.
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