Kensington Skittles Bowling Game. Jaques' Kensington Skittles set includes six hardwood garden skittles and composition skittle balls. The game of Skittles has existed in various forms in Europe since the 14th Century and is the forerunner for the more recent Ten-Pin Bowling skittles. The game of skittles is played with two or more players taking turns to throw a skittles ball at six wooden skittles in an attempt to knock as many as possible over. Jaques' Kensington Skittles are a beautiful set of skittles from Jaques, modeled on the old English bottle skittle pattern. A fantastic family game.