This game, popular in 16th century Britain, is an ancestor of a group of games normally associated with Ireland and Irish communities abroad. The descendants include Spoil Five and a series of games named after the number of points required to win: 25, 45, 55, 110, 120.

Information about Maw can be found on David Parlett's Maw page.

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