My daughter was doing a school project comparing what I did in middle school to what she does. One of the questions was what did I do for fun. Skully was the first thing that came to mind. I’m from Brooklyn and now live in Maryland so my daughter looked at me like I was crazy. I tried to describe the game to her but I was alittle fuzzy so I looked it up online. A couple of things I noticed right away were the board and the scully cap. Every block in my neighborhood had a perminant board about 6′ x 6′ or so dug into the tar of the street, no chalk to get washed away, I want to say we used a screwdriver to accomplish this. Our caps were also filled with tar from the street that we dug out with the screwdriver. This was best done on hot days so the tar was softer. I see alot of refernces to sidewalk game, again everyone I knew played it in the street. I did get annoying yelling “car” or if a car’s tire made your piece move, but since the street was our playground we lived with it.
Original author: Deirdre BP