Shoshone Rose rekindles tradition with 2nd Annual Hand Game Tournament
CORRECTION: This year’s Hand Game Tournament will be Shoshone Rose Casino’s 2nd Annual and will begin Friday, December 29th – December 31st. Edits have been made below and are correct. *Shoshone Rose apologizes for the confusion.
The Shoshone Rose Casino & Hotel is set to offer their 2nd Annual Hand Game Tournament, taking place in the resort’s large conference room, December 29 – December 31.
This traditional Native American guessing game, also referred to as Stickgame, predates recorded history, making it a long-standing tradition for numerous tribes in the United States and Canada.
It is typically played with teams facing off against each other. Rules vary from tribe to tribe, but there is a “hiding” team and a “guessing” team, and they sit opposite one another, with two members of the “hiding” team taking a pair of bones and hide them, one in each hand, while their team sings, and uses traditional instruments (drums, sticks, rattles, clappers) to distract the “guessing” team. The “guessing” team must then guess which hands the bones are in. For full details about this fascinating game, click here.
Thousands of dollars are on the table for the first, second, and third place winning teams. This December 29th – December 31st, watch teams of 3-5 players battle it out to be recognized as the best and a chance to win up to $10k.
This tournament is just one of the many activities going on at the Shoshone Rose Casino & Hotel over the New Year’s weekend!