When I (Seth) was growing up, we played with jacks and marbles knowing that we were playing old games that had been played by children for generations. When we came to Ireland, we discovered that the old games were different. One of the most popular old children’s games here is called ‘conkers’. The only equipment needed for conkers are horse chestnuts (common enough in Ireland) and a bit of string. The object of the game is to break your opponent’s chestnut. That’s it. Of course, there are more particulars than that, but if you’d like to know more about it, you can read about the game here