Why do people play it? Because they can...
No one really knows how or when this game started. Some stories claim Blackbeard and his crew took the bones of their prey and – with a noose made of hemp – played the Ring Game on the decks of their sloops. Other stories suggest the game was created in a local bar with the click of dice in the background.
Regardless, generations have played this game, drinking rum (or any other swill available) after a long day. As the sun started dropping and the breezes kicked in, the games began. The grand prize? A drink of rum, of course.
Local versions of the game — as varied as the islands themselves — sprung up among the many islands, yet the goal remained the same: get the ring on the hook.