The origins of Teetotum date back at least to the 16th century in Europe, where it was played by both children and adults. Essentially a dice that is spun, rather than rolled, the teetotum tells the player how many markers are to be put into, or taken from, the pot. Because of this, another common name for the game has been "Put and Take".
The dice has six sides and is made of wood. Teetotum is for ages six to adult.