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Put and take was a game that first became known during the First World War 1914-18. The full history of the game is unclear but It is thought to have been invented by a soldier in the trenches. The original game was made from a brass bullet that the soldier shaped into a spinning top with six sides. Each side had an instruction on that was either Put one, Put two, Put all, Take one ,Take Two, or Take all. The top was spun by players, who each put an ante in the pot (said to be a cigarette), and depending on how the top fell either took or put how many cigarettes indicated.




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