Double Trouble seems almost impossible for many of us, and that's why you'll usually see it being played for higher money values. The glasses can be placed farther away to make it more difficult, so practice with a variety of distances.
Using only one hand, bounce two ping pong balls on a table and have them land in two different drinking glasses.
- Two drinking glasses
- Bucket full of ping pong balls
- A long table
How to Play
- To begin, the contestant must choose a designated hand for bouncing the balls. Place the two drinking glasses at the opposite end of the table. (See 'Tips and Tricks' for more details.)
- Start the timer. You may now grab the ping pong balls, two at a time, using only your designated hand.
- Bounce the balls along the table, aiming them at the glasses. To win the game, one ball must land in each of the two drinking glasses on a single throw. Continue trying until you win, or the time has run out.
- You may only touch the ping pong balls with your designated hand. Your other hand must remain at your side or behind your back.
- If only one ball lands in a glass, both balls are discounted. The balls must land in the glasses as a result of one throw.
- Both balls must bounce at least once on the table, but multiple bounces are fine.
Tips and Tricks
- No measurements are given regarding how far apart the glasses should be from each other, or how far away the glasses should be placed from the contestant. Therefore, to maximize your chances of acing this game on the show, practice with a variety of distances.
- Hold and throw the balls with your thumb between them to make sure they go forward with a bit of space between them.
The blueprint with video instructions for this game can be found at NBC.com.