This article is about the betting game. For other uses, see Nickel (disambiguation).
Nickels is a betting game played with any desired denomination of coins. It is played on a flat, hard surface next to a back wall, such as the side of a building or a street curb. The objective of Nickels is to place your coin closer to the wall than your opponents.
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The play area consists of the following.
A foul line, of which players are forbidden to step over during a throw.,
A goal line at the opposite side of the foul line,
Boundary lines at each side of the field of play, which spectators or coins are not allowed to cross.,
Rules of the game, some necessary and others not, include:
The foul line can not be crossed during a throw, doing so results in immediate loss of the round.,
The coin will not be scored, and will be lost, if it leaves the boundary area.,
Bouncing the coin off the goal line is permitted.,
If the time is not taken to clear a proper area, and no boundary lines are set, a coin is in "interference" if it touches any obstacle (such as a backpack). Coins in interference are lost as if they went out of bounds.,
Play is separated into rounds, of which the winner collects all the coins played unless specified that the round is "friendly" or "for practice."