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Plans to Build an Amos & Andy Board


Plans to Build an Amos & Andy Board

I'm looking for the plans to build an Amos & Andy Board. Can anyone help me out with this? I can't find any information on the internet at all.

Plans to Build an Amos & Andy Board

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  1. homerleequickshot on 11/19/2008 10:45:27 AM

    What is that?

  2. homerleehomerlee on 11/19/2008 10:47:32 AM

    It's a game board with 44 holes in it that goes on one end of your pool table. Each hole has a number value.

  3. homerleebilliardsforum on 12/11/2008 7:50:47 PM

    Another mention found. Apparently there was a set made by the Saunier Wihem Billiard Comapany - which is no longer in existence.

    "AMOS & ANDY CHECK AND DOUBLE CHECK" BILLIARD GAME/KEENO BOARD. 20x46.5in wood board with forty-six 1.5in dia. holes. Saunier-Wilhem Co. c. early 1930s. 1.25in... (H/I)

    and

    Lot 2124 : "AMOS & ANDY CHECK AND DOUBLE CHECK" BILLIARD GAME/KEENO BOARD. 20x46.5in wood board with forty-six 1.5in dia. holes. Saunier-Wilhem Co. c. early

    There are also some other images I found while searching....

    I found an entry in the the "New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Billiards" that mentions Amos & Andy in relation to billiards:

    This is the actual text in the blurb:

    "Billiard Board Game - A game played on a billiard table on which a thin board with holes has been positioned against an end rail to serve as a target. The player must bank or carom a ball into a hole on the board, thereby scoring an indicated number of poiints. These games were popular by 1916 (which probably means they were played for 10-15 years before that {billiards forum comment}) and such boards are still sold. {proof of that still needed.} They include "Amos and Andy", Barnyard Golf, Black Jack, Hatta Boy, Keno {sometimes spelled kenno}, Mac's Solitare, Pigeon Pool, Roulo, Rummy, Scotch Pool, Star, and Turf."

    IF ANYONE HAS ANY PRINTED, OR VERIFIABLE RULES, PLEASE CONTACT BILLIARDS FORUM. We'll Pay up to $50 for a complete verifiable set, and lower for any range in between.

    I guess I'm on a wild goose chase tonight.

    Here is a cool internet post titled "#4 of the 500 coolest things in the world"

    Old-time Pool Halls and Coke bottle bets

    I don't know about where you grew up. But in a couple of small South Alabama towns, the pool hall on Saturday morning was on the top ten list of fun things we could do. Yes, it might have been just a tiny bit on the bad boy side, but in Ozark and Monroeville, the two towns where I grew up, the one pool hall was exotic to a boy of 16 or 17. Mysterious. Alluring. Irresistible.

    Most of the patrons were good old boys, in the best sense, usually from the wrong side of town--meaning perhaps they had even less material prosperity than those of us from modest (though not poor) means. I learned to cuss more easily there, and where to buy a beer if you were under age. We learned all the betting games, from nine-ball to snooker, six-ball and straight pool. We learned about the Amos and Andy board, a sloping board that covered about a third of a standard pool table, and had holes with numbers beside them. The goal was to draw a "pill" (dice with only one number) from a plastic bottle, then shoot a ball into a hole so that the ball number and hole number combined matched your pill. Hit the eight ball into the seven hole if you held a 15 pill and you won the bet, usually a dollar for each of the four or five players.

    But my favorite small-time bet was when we all wanted a Coke. Yes always a Coke. Not Pepsi, which was a Yankee drink back then (then?). So anyway, next to the drink box was a United States map, with a string pinned to the town location. We'd each pull a Coke bottle and look on the bottom for the city where it was originally bottled. Then measure the distance from where we were. Panama City might be only a hundred miles, but St. Louis was five times that--or something like that. I can't even remember all the cities where Cokes were bottled, but it was a fine bet to see whose bottle traveled the greatest distance. Even today, when I run across a short Coke, I am instantly transmitted back in time to a smoky pool hall in Monroeville, to the clack clack of pool balls, laughter at Smitty's joke we'd all heard before, to the high seats looming over the pool tables. To Jeff amazing us with his runs of 20 or thirty balls without a miss in straight pool. To the incomparable taste of that icy Coke when stuffing four dollars into a jeans pocket because my bottle traveled all the way from California.

    Posted by Philip Shirley

  4. homerleehomerlee on 12/11/2008 10:14:43 PM

    I have a set of the official rules for Amos and Andy that I would be happy to fax you. I got them from Steepleton's. It appears that what I have was the original sheet that came with the boards. I have made my own board to play with since they are no longer available. I found an old one in the local pool hall and used it for measurements. I did have a guy at another local pool hall price me 300.00 to build one for me. After I built my own I know now why he was asking that much. I'll post a picture of it as soon as I get a chance. Any way if you would send me an e-mail to dhess@aisinauto.com with your fax number I can get you a copy of the rules.

    Thanks, Duane

  5. homerleebilliardsforum on 12/14/2008 9:39:57 PM

    Hi All - FYI, the Amos & Andy Billiard Board Game Rules that homerlee has sent me have been posted in the Billiard Rules section.

  6. homerleeguest on 6/29/2012 6:59:07 PM

    I have an Amos and Andy board for sale. Its really old but in great shape.

  7. homerleeguest on 7/25/2014 1:06:31 AM

    I have the original plans and blueprints for the board you're looking for a 7' 8' & 4-1/2 x 9' pool table plus the plans for keno poker for 7' & 8' pool tables. I also have the original rules on how to play the game the correct way and how to rack the balls for keno. If you want to build your own boards, I also have the plans for building the keno jig for making these boards. I also build and sell these boards myself. I got the original rules and plans from Harry Wilhelms pool room in 1961. If you would like to have these plans and rules, just respond and leave a way for me to contact you. I will check back later.

  8. homerleeZIGGY on 1/26/2015 3:58:31 PM

    I want a copy to build for a 9 foot table. Text me at 910-840-4378. How much for you to make one?

  9. homerleeakpapaear1966 on 3/15/2015 3:51:14 PM

    Do you still have the Amos and Andy board template?

    If so, can you email me?

    akpapaear1966@yahoo.com

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Plans to Build an Amos & Andy Board

  • Title: Plans to Build an Amos & Andy Board
  • Author: (Duane Hess)
  • Published: 11/19/2008 10:14:05 AM