Toss toys date back to ancient Greece. The Cup and Ball Toss Toy was played with in Colonial America and is mentioned in an 1834 publication for girls. It is similar to, but much easier than the Bilboquet, which has the ball landing on a pointed stick instead of inside a cup. See if you can catch the ball with the cup. Play with others and see who can score the majority of points by catching the ball the most. Do not let this toy fool you; it takes good hand dexterity to score.