I’m 56 years old and grew up in South Philly.Does anyone remember playing “Dead Box” with bottle caps(beeries). The field of play was the street (little street) or schoolyard where the blocks were numbered 1 to 15 in chalk. If you landed in the box where a skull was drawn you lost 3 turns(I think).After going through the boxes in sequence…someone was always trying to knock your beerie down the street, you had to go in the dead box three times. You shined your beerie on the curb to make it slide better.
Original author: Gus Wagner [e-mail]