Put'n'Take. 1920's.


Put and Take was originally played as early as the 1920’s. It’s original form was metal tops (usually brass) with 6 to 10 sides. The dice version, which originated in the 1940’s, is played with a Put and Take die (printed with 3 T’s and 3 P’s) and a number die (printed with 1-2-3-3-4-A).

Players ante up a chip and then roll the dice. If a player gets a ‘P’ he puts a number of chips into the pot matching the number shown on the other die. If he gets a ‘T’ he takes a number of chips equal to the number shown on the other die from the pot. Rolling an ‘A’ on the numbered die means ‘All’ (T+A means take all chips in the pot and P+A means you match the pot). Players are eliminated as they run out of chips. The last player still holding chips wins.

Early versions of Put and Take dice were made out of metal, wood, and bakelite.

All our versions are made out of brass or steel, no difference in condition or price.

Excellent grade 1 condition for all our examples. Comes with a brief rules guide.