Table Centrepiece Workshop
Number of players
Traditionally the game is played with two players – these can be of any age. It can also be fun having a competition between different age groups – for example parents vs. children!
In order to get a reasonably lengthy game build on a firm base starting with two blocks next to each other and create one block-width gap between them. Then place two more blocks on top in the same manner but at right-angles facing the other way. That way you have created a more solid base to play the game from – We wouldn’t recommend trying to move any of these four pieces during the game!!
All you need to do then is line 3 of the wooden blocks up next to each other on top of the second row of two blocks in the opposite direction, then take another three and align them next to each other at right angles to the first layer of three blocks.
The blocks alternate until you have used up all blocks. To make it easier to play, it is recommended that you make sure all the blocks are straight – so no pieces are sticking out at the start.
Each person takes their turn by selecting one block they want to move from the tower. This can be done by gently touching each piece to gauge how loose it is.
Once a player has taken the block with two fingers – i.e. grasped the piece, they must then move that piece.
They must then carefully stack the pieces back on top of the tower. If the tower topples and falls – the person who has just had their turn or whose turn it is (if they are touching the tower) is the loser!