HOWTO – beat carnival games

HOWTO – beat carnival games


I decided to brave the manure, mullets and *-on-a-stick this weekend and swung by the state fair. It seems like every time I go there are a couple people walking around all day with enormous stuffed animals, presumably won through some feat of basketball tossing or ring flinging. Enormous. Impossible to win enormous. Paid carnival employees walking around with giant stuffed bears tricking innocent folks into thinking it’s actually possible to win enormous. Like, such as, the Iraq.

Anyone who’s attempted the balloon dart throw or the coin toss knows how rigged these games are.

What if you knew a few tricks that could increase your odds? For those of you who’d think about climbing back on that Jacob’s Ladder and giving it another try, here’s a guide to beating a few of the more popular carnival games.

How To Beat Carnival Games – Link

2 thoughts on “HOWTO – beat carnival games

  1. eccramer says:

    Carnival games are my freaking mortal enemy. They’re nearly all scams. I wish someone would do a “Hacking Carnival Games” booth at Maker Faire next year. Unfortunately I’m not qualified to do that, but there’s gotta be someone that can show up with some carnival games and show the scam in person.

    Maybe Maker Faire can become the Defcon of Carnival games!

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