Sketched on the street in chalk, a Skelzies board allows a game for two to six players.
Where did you play?
I remember back in North Philly on the 4300 block Hicks Street. We used the plastic gallon milk caps and filled them with tar from the street, gave it the perfect tossing weight. Played long after the street lights came on. We called it Tops, and it was simpler times...
I grew up in the Bronx on E 214st and remember in 80’ and 81’ playing skelzie all summer long. Great times!!!!
We played this many times, drawing the boards on the streets in downtown Bayonne. Part of the game for us was if you lost, you lost your playing piece (bottle cap), and we took a lot of pride in making the bottle caps unique and cool. Sometimes a penny was placed in...
Played in Brooklyn on Douglass st between Hoyt and Bond st
I remember playing in the street in harlem. You always tried to become killa-dilla.
I played every day growing up in Stevenson commons in the Bronx New York white plains area south Bronx and is now teaching people down south in Florida love this game I’m king in it as well will post pics soon.
Brooklyn born and raised on the playground where I spent most of my days, LOL. Yeah when it came to skelzies i had the skilzies yo, this is one game that really takes me back to when life was mellow, care free and golden. We had a court across the street, a concrete...
Farragut Houses had the best games. We played with teams, sometimes 2 on 2 or 3,4,5 players to a team. Games would last for hours. Games got so intense yes there would be arguments and fights but after all pushing and shoving the Skilly had to be played. Moms use to...
I sit here and I'm smiling, big cheese. I remember those days on my knees. this is not meant to be a poem but I love Scully. I had a bag of tops. my mother would be so upset with me because all i did was hurried up to get their stuff out the jar so I can have that...
Grew up on 157th St Walton Ave back in 83'. Remembered many a nights, as the Yankees played ball, the sound of the roaring crowd would add to our Skelzies game as we played under the lights in front of Franz Sigel Park!
I used to play this with my grandmother. She was dope, slinging skelzie left and right, all day all night. She stole a lot of money from the hood rats. LMAO!