Play Whe has been around since ancient times and was brought to Trinidad and Tobago by the Chinese immigrants.
It was traditionally referred to as "Whe Whe" and "Chinapoo"; a numbers game played by persons who where influenced by dreams, superstition and mood.
Chinapoo, the Chinaman jumbie is used as the play whe symbol today; his body is divided into 36 parts with each part marked
with either a symbol, partner or spirit numbers, depending on the chart.
Play Whe has since been creolised and began using marks like Crapaud, Jamette and Corbeau.