Deck Quoits - A Favorite Game Played by Cabin Passengers of Steamships
In playing this game six rope rings are used, the object being to throw the largest number of rings over a spindle attached to a horizontal piece of wood which sets on the deck of the vessel. The proper distance for throwing the rings is eight feet for ladies and twelve feet for gentlemen. The start is usually made nearer to the spindle and the distance is then increased. The score is kept upon a small blackboard. which is usually provided, or with pencil and paper. Any number of persons can play the game.