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Stacking nails

Time: 5 min.
Recommended age: all ages
Size of group: it doesn't matter
Time for preparation: none
Material: Bottle, Nails

Game description

Everything that somehow looks similar to a match stick can be stacked. Since nails would come under this category they can be stacked as well. All you need for this game is a bottle and lots of nails. The children can play either successively or simultaneously. If they play individually, they must try to stack as many as possible nails. Each nail which does not fall down counts as one point.


The kid with the most points wins. If all work together, the child who brings the tower to fall will be disqualified, and a new round starts. This will be repeated until at the end only one player remains. If you play with a big group that can take quite some time. It is important that the kids really concentrate and give their best. However, chances are, the longer the game goes on, the shorter the concentration and more and more children will disqualify.

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