When in the store recently I noticed a lot of board games that have been around for many years. I was looking for Christmas gifts for my nieces a week ago and I saw a game that I remember playing a lot when I was young. The game is called Ker Plunk. Ker Plunk has been around since the sixties. I remember playing and having a lot of fun with this game.
This game is very simple. It comes with a container and in the middle of the container you put in a lot of straws (they slide in one side and out the other side) to form a web. You then put marbles in the container and the straws hold up the marbles. Each person pulls a straw out. The players are trying to pull out a straw that will allow the least amount of marbles to fall out of the container. Whoever makes the least amount of marbles fall out wins.
This is a simple but fun game to play for anyone ages five and up. 2 to 4 players can play at one time.
WARNING: this game contains marbles and plastic sticks which could be a choking hazard so keep it away from very young children such as three year old children and younger.