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Grandpa Pencil
makes a new game with egg cartons
Eggzacto

 


 


Boring, boring

It's raining, it's boring, the Old Man's snoring. So what to do?

Tucked away in all of the junk that you have been collecting since becoming a Dear Grandpa Pencil fan, you will find one of those pressed cardboard egg tray thingies that holds 30 eggs.

Ok. I'll wait until you get back from the shop.

You will need one of them, four, or so, ping pong balls and a felt tipped pen.

On the bottom of the tray, where the eggs sit, mark the following numbers.

mark number
times
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1
1
2
2
3
4
5
6
6
That means you write 9 X one time and 1 X six times, etc.

 

How to Play

Eggzacto should be played on a hard surface such as a hard floor, a table or a path and as many can play as you wish.

Let us say that you are going to play down the hall.

Place the egg tray thingy at one end, preferably against a wall or door but laying flat on the floor and mark out a tossing line at the other end.

A player takes a given number of ping pong balls (say 4) and bounces them, one at a time down the hall so that they land in the egg tray thingy.

The player adds up the numbers marked in the bottom of the hole where each ball landed.
Other players follow in turn and the winner of each round is the player with the highest score.

In the event of a tie, each player chucks one ball and the player with the highest score wins.
Now that's easy, isn't it?

Multiply The Fun

Instead of adding, each player bounces two balls and multiplies the numbers that the balls landed on.
After you have played a few times you might like to make up some different rules.

That's good, I don't mind at all.

 

Note: You can also use a carton of 12 if you wish but make the lid bit '0'.

 


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