A simple game, bagatelle is where small metal balls are hit and rolled down a sloping board, the balls fall into holes that are numbered individually, resulting in the score you achieve. The boards feature pins that work as obstructions to the balls, making them move in different directions.
Ideal for collecting or playing, bagatelle is a vintage inspired board game made from wood, featuring metal edges and pins. Popular in the 1940s and 1950s, it can still be enjoyed to this day as a great, nostalgic and elegant game.
Bagatelle toys include original board games, ideal for collectors. If you're after a game for display or to play, then these are the perfect vintage games for you.
Most of the bagatelle games feature a wooden board, that has a metal frame and many still have their original pegs! Although there might be some wear and tear, due to their age, they make a great addition to any retro decorated room. Bagatelle toys are easy to clean too, by simply using a damp cloth.
This type of game is suitable for children and adults of all ages and will provide hours of family fun. You can score points from five to two hundred, so you can get competitive with your friends and family and see who has the best skills, or luck, to avoid the pegs and score the most points.
If around small children or babies it is worth noting that there are a number of small pieces within this game. For safety, ensure children under five are supervised with this game, to avoid hazards such as choking.
The original bagatelle game uses the board to shoot balls down into holes that have certain points on. This version is a very simple game and therefore a number of developments have been added to these boards over the years to make them more exciting. This has included pinball, darts and pool, however the large majority still use the original design, as this is the most popular and well loved.
If you're a fan of board games and looking for a vintage game to add to your collection, then bagatelle toys are a great choice for you! They are ideal games for all the family to get involved in and enjoy with hours of fun. Bagatelle is game over seventy years old, bringing some vintage, nostalgic fun to the family.