Broomski Ball is Minute to Win It's take on the popular Skee Ball game, commonly found at arcades.
Roll tennis balls across the floor, bouncing them off a broomstick and landing them in each of three buckets.
- Three buckets, one small, one medium, and one large sized
- One broomstick
- Tennis balls
How to Play
Set up the baskets in a row with the smallest one in front, graduating to the largest one at the back. Place the broomstick on the floor perpendicular to the row of baskets. Keep in mind that the distance between the broomstick and the first basket varies depending on how much money is on the line when this particular game is being played. (You'll want to vary this distance yourself to practise.)
Set up a foul line exactly nine feet away from the first basket. Place a bucket of tennis balls near the foul line.
When the clock starts, being rolling the balls, one at a time, towards the broomstick/baskets. The ball must hit the broomstick and jet into one of the baskets. To win, you need one tennis ball in each of the three baskets by the end of the one-minute timer.
- You must stay behind the foul line when rolling the balls
- Balls must bounce off the broomstick before landing in the baskets - you can't just toss them in
Tips and Tricks
For best results on this one, affix the broomstick to the floor with a little duct tape on either end. Try to get a feel for how the balls will bounce with different amounts of force behind them - if you can gauge this quickly, you should have no trouble.
The blueprint with video instructions for this game can be found at NBC.com.