I played Skelly as a kid…
I played Skelly as a kid on Long Island NY around 1966-68. I remember that my brother and I would fight for the top to the Skippy peanut butter because it was so heavy and was great for making it all the way across the board from 1 to 2. I think the loser always got the top to the jelly jar which wasnt nearly as heavy.
We would play with 6-7 other neighborhood kids in the middle of the street and every now and then a car would run over your top. (ouch)
The board was about as wide as the street and was numbered from 1 to 13. You had to “skip” your top across the board and go from box to box. First one to 13 was the winner. Opponents could use their top to knock you out of the box and off the board if they were close enough to you. (another good reason to have the Skippy top) There was some kind of border around 13 in the center of the board but I dont remember what that was for. It might have been a penalty area if you landed inside it.