My name is Bob Band and my father, who was 1927 Bones Champion, in Atlantic City, NJ, taught me to play. I am now using them in my magic act as “The Great Bandini.” Kids love them as they do not see them everywhere. I have a set of ebony bones that were my father’s, made in Hollywood, California at some time in his life, and a set of cherry wood that are painted to look like magic wands from 1958. I play those in my show. I have made several sets out of animal ribs and taught others to play in the past.