Subbuteo

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Subbuteo

(səˈbjuːtɪəʊ)
n
(Games, other than specified) trademark a football game played on a table, with toy players affixed to rounded bases which are flicked with the fingers
[C20: arbitrarily named, from Latin subbuteo, the specific name of the hobby hawk Falco subbuteo]
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It was basically the same game which birdwatcher Peter Adolph would later patent as his own (he named his version after the Hobby hawk, or Falco Subbuteo).
The game was developed by Peter Adolph in 1947 when chalk pitches were drawn out on old Army blankets.
A : Peter Adolph, an English game designer, patented the idea in 1948.
A Table football game Subbuteo has been around since 1947 when it was developed by Englishman Peter Adolph.
The 'flick to kick' table soccer game began in 1947 and was the brainchild of inventor Peter Adolph, based in Langton, Tunbridge Wells.
A SUBBUTEO was created by a birdwatcher called Peter Adolph in 1947.
When Peter Adolph invented the game of Subbuteo in 1947 he wanted to call it "The Hobby" but that name was already registered, so he had to find another.
Subbuteo was created in 1947 by Peter Adolph to compete with its predecessor New Footy.
This is a tremendous honor for continental and our hard working, dedicated employees," said Peter Adolph, part owner of Continental Motors.
That was where Peter Adolph used cardboard, wire and buttons to create table-football favourite Subbuteo.
Subbuteo was invented by birdwatcher Peter Adolph in 1947.