The date that the game of jacks was invented is not known. This game which was once referred to as knucklebones has been around since ancient times.
JAck lelanne invented jacks in 1992
Frederick William Rueckheim invented Cracker Jack
HE invented jacks b/c he use to like bouncing something and then trying to pick something up so he named it after himself and made it a game
A German immigrant named Frederick William Rueckheim .
Six prongs are on each "jack" in the games of Jacks. Ten jacks and one ball per game set.
William G. Thilly
The word jacks is a plural noun, and is the name of a children's game. The word "jacks" is also a form of the verb to jack.
Although it was believed for many years to have been invented by a Brunswick Billiards employee named Bob Lemieux in 1972, Air Hockey was actually invented by a trio of Brunswick engineers - Phil Crossman, Bob Kendrick, and Brad Baldwin - who were attempting to create a game utilizing a frictionless surface, circa 1969.