arnel_63 (arnel_63) wrote,

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Writer's Block: The name of the game

What was your favorite game as a child, and why? With whom did you play it?
My favorite game as a child was "Kerplunk". It's a simple clear plastic tube with a perforated section in the middle that stands in a divided, circular try. A large number of thin sticks is threaded through the holes to make a web that holds lots of marbles. The object of the game is to pull the sticks out one by one while trying not to make the marbles fall into your portion of the tray.

You can still buy it at toy stores and it's big hit because it's full of tension, noisily falling marbles, and it takes a lot of concentration to push the sticks into the little holes. My sister and I played it nearly every day when we were little (less than ten) and I've played it many times with my own son who loves to laugh when mom gets all the marbles.
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