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Fun Fair Games to Play

Updated April 17, 2017

Games are played at fairs across the world. While fair games can be challenging, winning a prize can make your day. There are a variety of popular fair games, such as the ring toss, fish bowl, balloon darts, milk bottle knockdown and the pencil pull.

Ring Toss

Glass or plastic bottles are set up next to each other in rows. The players stand at a distance and are given five rings. The object of the game is to toss each ring at the bottles, and try to get the rings to land on the top of the bottles, without knocking any bottles over. Prizes are awarded in different ways, such as how many rings you get to land on the bottles, the colour of the bottles or a special note hidden inside the bottles.

Fish Bowl

In this game, there are bowls of water containing plastic fish set up next to each other in rows. The player is given three to five ping pong balls. The object of the game is to throw the ping pong balls at the fish bowls, hoping to get one in. The more balls you get in the fish bowls the better your prize is. Sometimes, live fish are given as prizes.

Balloon Darts

In this game, balloons are attached to the wall next to each other in rows. Players are given three darts. The object of the game is to pop the balloons with your darts. The more balloons you pop, the better your prize is. Most of the time, prizes for this game are a variety of stuffed animals.

Milk Bottle Knockdown

In this game, 10 metal milk bottles are stacked on top of each other in the form of a pyramid. The user is given one ball. The object of the game is to knock all of the milk bottles over, in one hit. Prizes in this game are usually only awarded when knocking down all of the bottles. However, sometimes booby prizes are awarded just for trying.

Pencil Pull

This game is fairly simple. There is a bucket of sand with five to 10 pencils shoved into it. Players gather together and pay a small fee to choose a pencil. When there are enough players, each one draws their pencil from the bucket. At the tip of the pencil a prize is written, such as "Animal" or "Hat." Sometimes, pencils may have no prize written on them at all.

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Kristal Smith has been writing for the web for more than six years. Smith holds a visual communications degree, with a photography specialty. She graduated from Ivy Tech College in Evansville, Ind. Her articles specialize in health, nutrition, photography, Internet and web design.