Synopsis of Toy
“To win it all, don’t let the marbles fall”
The best games are simple to play, yet offer challenges that never grow old. Take, for example, Ker Plunk. This classic game of skill can be learned in seconds, but it offers a test of hand-eye coordination that is challenging to people of all ages and skill levels. As a result, Ker Plunk has continued to be a favorite of skill-game enthusiasts for over three decades.
Ideal Toy Company first released Ker Plunk in 1967, and eager gamers opened the box to find a clear plastic tube, 30 thin sticks, and 32 marbles. The game began with the players inserting the sticks through the tube and then pouring the marbles into the top of the tube. The sticks acted as a web that corralled the marbles at the top of the tube. At this point, the players began carefully removing the sticks one by one. The idea was to get the stick out without making any of the marbles sitting on top fall through. If any marbles fell through, the person who made them fall was forced to collect them. Once the last marble dropped, players totaled up their collected marbles, and the kid with the fewest marbles won.
Easy to play and endlessly challenging all at once, Ker Plunk hit it off with game fans immediately upon its release. This unique combination was obviously built to last, because Ker Plunk continues to be as popular as ever today. It is currently manufactured by Mattel and continues to be a staple of toy store shelves around the world. No matter how old or skilled a game player may be, Ker Plunk will always provide a formidable challenge