Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-12-2018, 05:31 AM
Jesta Jesta is offline
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tasmania
Posts: 598
Bagatelle? Trou Madame? Anyone up for a game!

Hi all, Just wondering if there's any knowledgeable bagatelle players here on the dope? I'd never heard of until recently, but then on a random late night absentee bid, I bought myself a table from a local auction house! I've got a gist of the rules, but also have several questions about what I got!..

I was expecting a cue, but it seems this came with something called a mace? looks more like a one wood for pool, but do I just use it like a cue?, works well for getting the balls out of the cups, like a croupier with a rake might do?

This piece of timber that came with the game, slots onto these metal tabs halfway along the game surface, I can't yet find any reference as to why, or for which mini game maybe?

Also curious about the age, and timbers involved in this piece, and although I left my details to be passed on to the vendor, I haven't yet learned any history.

Thanks, should be some fun once I work it all out, welcome to drop in for a game sometime!


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to:

Send comments about this website to:

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Copyright 2018 STM Reader, LLC.

Copyright © 2017