By ALLISON HARRELL
Texian Time Machine & Outreach Coordinator
Chuck-a-Luck is a game that began in English pubs and made its way to America around 1800. The game has had a number of names through the years, including Birdcage, Sweat and Sweat Rag. (Watch this great video from the Alamo for an explanation on those last two names!)
The game has two roles:
1. Dealer – He/She is responsible for rolling the dice and paying out/collecting bets
2. Players – They are responsible just for betting
The game is very simple.
Funding has been provided to the Fort Bend History Association from Humanities Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.
Fort Bend Museum Staff