Rings is a traditional Irish game and can be great teaching aids for school children in helping them practice quick mental arithmetic. A game of rings is also great for improving hand to eye co-ordination skills.
These championship ringboards are made in Ballyheigue, Co Kerry. They are official competition dimensions.
This full size board is 42cm x 35cm x 1cm. It is more suited to adults or children that have already mastered the small board and are ready for looking for a tougher challenge. It also comes with easy to assemble hooks and a set of 6 larger rings (4 Inch in diameter).
Watch Demonstration Video on How to Play Rings
Rules of Game of Rings
Ringboards must be hung at a certain height and players must stand a certain distance away when throwing rings at the board.
According to the World Ringboard Academy the board should be hung at a height of 178cm to the base of the number 13 hook and players should stand at least 259cm away when throwing
For children up to 9 years of age though hanging at 140cm and standing 160cm away from board would be more appropriate.
One of the most traditional games of Rings is ‘Round the Clock’. This involves hanging the rings in sequence from 1 to 13.
The other best known traditional game is ‘100 + 1’. This means that the players aim to reach a total points total of 100 and then in order to finish they their last ring has to hang from the number 1.
There is a number of easier games for beginners including a straight forward heightest score after three rounds of throws. Plenty of suggests come with the game sets.