In this game the company generally divides into two groups, half being players, while the rest do the work of guessing. A thimble is then produced by one of the party, or something equally as small, that may easily be held in the hand.
Seated by the side of the table the players begin passing on the article from hand to hand.
When the working has been done sufficiently, the closed hands are all placed on the table for the opponents sitting opposite to guess in succession whose hands hold the treasure.
As soon as the hiding-place has been discovered, the opposite side take their turn.