THE ANKLEBONE SHOOTING GAME *
1. Number of players: Unlimited
2. Number of bones: Unlimited
3. Types of bone: sheep, goat, horse and camel, in that order (although many sets only have sheep and goat bones)
4. The youngest player is the first to begin.
5. The first player picks up the bones and tosses them up into the air onto a flat surface (usually a table or the floor)
6. With any finger, the player must try to knock one kind of bone with another of the same type (sheep-sheep, goat-goat, horse-horse, camel-camel)
7. If the player fails to touch the second bone, or hits a third bone, or hits a bone of a different type, he loses his turn.
8. If the player is successful, he picks up and keeps either one of the two bones with his other hand - which must be empty and takes another turn. If the player picks up a bone with the hand he shot with, or if he is already holding a bone in the other one, he must forfeit his turn.
9. When a player loses his turn, the next player must pick up the bones and toss them up into the air.
10. When there are just two to four bones left, all of a different type, players take turns tossing them up into the air until two have fallen into a similar position. The player then attempts to knock them successfully. This goes on until the last two bones have been knocked out.
11. The player who knocks out the last two bones receives two extra bones from each player.
12. If, at the end of a round, a player has no bones, he is eliminated.
13. The rounds continue until one person captures all the bones and his opponent has none.