Mumchance

Silence, Mumchance was a game of chance with dice, in which silence was indispensable. (Mum is connected with mumble; German, mumme, a muffle; Danish, mumle, to mumble.)

And for `mumchance,' howe'er the cehane may fall,
You must be mum for fear of spoiling all.

Machiavell's Dogg.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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