Toad in the hole is a pub game, involving throwing brass coins at a lead topped table with a hole in the middle. The game is a more refined version of the coin-throwing game pitch penny.
The game itself involves throwing four brass coins or "toads" from the same distance as a dart board, to a square toad table, made of wooden legs and with a lead surface. If a toad goes down the hole it scores two points, or if it lands on the top it scores one point. If it hits the back of the table or falls off, the throw is void it scores nothing. A maximum of eight points can be scored each turn, and scoring is recorded in darts fashion, playing from 31 down. The first competitor throws two toads, with their opponent then throwing three, and from then on they throw all four, until they reach scores of less than four, wherein only the number of toads equal to the required finishing score may be thrown. Like darts, players must finish exactly - scoring more results in the player being "bust".
At tournament level, participants play best of three, and best of five in the final.
The original league in the United Kingdom is based in East Sussex, and has three divisions, involving roughly 21 teams based in pubs around the county. There is also a major "international competition", run by the Lions Club in Lewes and held in that town every year. More recently, a Brighton & Hove league was set up in 2021,involving local pubs and venues.
Variants of this English game are played both wider afield in Europe, for example Spain where it is known as juego de la rana, the Basque Country where it is known as igel jokoa or the jeu de la grenouille in France. Outside Europe, it is widely played in South America where it is variously known as juego de la rana in Chile and Colombia, juego del sapo in Peru, Uruguay and Argentina, tiro al sapo in Bolivia and Peru. The game is also played in St. Louis, Missouri where it is also referred to as simply rana.
A similar American game is washer pitching.
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