Hookum: The Breakout Game Of The New Decade

Mar. 24 2010, Published 5:54 a.m. ET

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Be it Rubik's Cube, Connect Four, Jenga or the like, Americans have spent hours upon hours playing innovative games that test one’s strategic mind, along with hand-eye coordination. Now, gamers can add one more to the list: Hookum, the world's first multi-player ring game of skill, inspired by a centuries-old game found throughout the Caribbean.

Rubik Cube:

The object is to drop a ring out of your hand just so that it swings outside, with a bit of an arc, and barely reaches the front of a hook (the trick is that the momentum dies right at the tip of the hook).

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It's that easy – once you get, you got and then you want more! Add a few friends and Hookum goes from being an addictive personal challenge to a fast-paced, pressure-packed group competition. Just leave Hookum out, and it will slowly take over a room.

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