Shove Ha'penny - FREE pub game

Shove Ha'penny - FREE pub game Free Game

Rated 4.27/5 (11) —  Free Android application by Thinkling


About Shove Ha'penny - FREE pub game

The wonderfully traditional pub game of Shove Ha'penny (or Halfpenny) has been recreated for the 3rd Millennium.

Being an ancient British game, that has even been mentioned by Shakespeare, with no governing body, rules are varied and loosely defined.

Two players take turns sliding 5 coins up a board which is marked with horizontal lines to form gaps between the lines (beds) in which a coin must end in order to score. Any coins that end up touching or crossing a line do not score.

Shove-groat, named also Slype-groat, and Slide-thrift, are sports occasionally mentioned by the writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and in 1900 were described as "probably analogous to the modern pastime which is confined to common pot-houses, and only practised by such as frequent the tap-rooms."

Shove-groat itself descended from Shovel-board and history records that this was among the many pastimes that Henry VIII. indulged. The privy purse expenses of 1532 show that in January Lord William won £9 of the King at "shovilla bourde," and "My lord of Rocheforde won of the King at shovilla bourde and betting at the game £45." In the following month Lord Rocheford won £41, 12s. 6d. of the King at the same pastime.

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Download and install Shove Ha'penny - FREE pub game version 1.2.3 on your Android device!
Downloaded 500+ times, content rating: Everyone
Android package: uk.thinkling.shove, download Shove Ha'penny - FREE pub game.apk

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Game History & Updates

What's Changed
Can't find anyone to play with?
The player settings now have a basic AI mode.
AI learns how to stay within the target zone.
Next version will have even smarter AI.
Sorry it's been so long since the last update.
Thanks to Snitzky for remind us to work on this!
Team Thinkling
Version update Shove Ha'penny - FREE pub game was updated to version 1.2.3
More downloads  Shove Ha'penny - FREE pub game reached 500 - 1 000 downloads

What are users saying about Shove Ha'penny - FREE pub game

by E####:

Addictive, and gratifying! Would it be possible to implement a computer AI into this? Finding a buddy to cooperate for a game isn't always feasible. Cheers!

by N####:

One word...amazing!!!!

by W####:

An excellent game app which will keep you (and a friend) engrossed for more than a beer or two.. If you can't find a partner, then you can play with yourself; remembering practice makes perfect!.. Major kudos and gratitude to the developer for this well-designed FREE app; that requires NO SPECIAL PERMISSIONS and is totally AD-FREE.. I am completely hooked by it.. HIGHLY recommended!.

by Z####:

I can see why this game has been around for hundreds of years. So simple, but it really takes skill to win. Smooth physics in this digital version of a pub classic. Well done to the developers.

by A####:

Fantastic game

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