About this game
This online skittles game is based on a Victorian table game of skittles, c. 1880, made of wood and coloured paper, from the Powerhouse Museum’s collection (object number A7575).
Games which combined an element of chance while developing hand-eye coordination were very popular as family entertainment during the later part of the 19th and early 20th century.
1. Press the space bar to launch the ball.
2. Aim for the black pegs at the front of each house.
3. When you succeed, you will release the nursery rhyme character who lives in that house and hear the nursery rhyme.
Producer: Kate Lamerton
Programming: Kaho Cheung
Thanks to students from Ultimo Primary School for singing the nursery rhyme songs.