shove-ha'penny


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Noun1.shove-ha'penny - a game in which coins or discs are slid by hand across a board toward a mark
board game - a game played on a specially designed board
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Greene King, one of the country's biggest pub chains, has sent landlords more than a thousand game kits, including table skittles, quoits and shove-ha'penny.
They're usually darts, chess, skittles, shove-ha'penny or draughts - or maybe the landlord will lend you a pack of cards with a stern nod in the direction of the Betting and Gaming Act, 1964, a copy of which will probably still be displayed where customers can't read it.
Well kept Bass, Flowers IPA and Whitbreads Castle Eden on handpump and quite a few malt whiskies; shove-ha'penny and dominoes.