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Ninepins

Ninepins, also known as Skittles, is the ancestor of modern bowling.[1] Bilbo Baggins was skilled at this game.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, John D. Rateliff (ed.), The History of The Hobbit, Mr. Baggins, The Second Phase, "Mirkwood", note 25, p. 321
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Flies and Spiders"