Put and Take was originally played as early as the 1920’s. It’s original form was metal tops (usually brass) with 6 to 10 sides. The dice version, which originated in the 1940’s, is played with a Put and Take die (printed with 3 T’s and 3 P’s) and a number die (printed with 1-2-3-3-4-A).
Players ante up a chip and then roll the dice. If a player gets a ‘P’ he puts a number of chips into the pot matching the number shown on the other die. If he gets a ‘T’ he takes a number of chips equal to the number shown on the other die from the pot. Rolling an ‘A’ on the numbered die means ‘All’ (T+A means take all chips in the pot and P+A means you match the pot). Players are eliminated as they run out of chips. The last player still holding chips wins.