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Reply #70 on: January 14, 2006, 02:41:54 PM

David L., I would have to show you in person how it can be gaffed.  A picture of it shows what it normally looks like.  I have the board with the discs, not the cloth type circle that can be stretched.  If you still want a picture, I will have to borrow a digital camera and take one.  The only thing you will see is some of the red showing around the discs.  Give me a couple of weeks and I will get you that picture.  If you would, email me and remind me.  Being that I am a little over 50, my mind seems to forget.  Thanks.

Steve,  Hope your radio broadcast went well today.  Let us know.

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Reply #71 on: March 18, 2006, 06:32:20 PM

You know Glenn, you just triggered my memory when  I played this game at the DeKalb County Fair. When the disks were dropped they did float just a bit after landing, kind of a lil' shift.
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Steve, I remember the person(s) involved at this booth just down from the grandstand.  A guy and gal ran it and they made it look easy.  I too played it and lost a few bucks trying.  Thanks for jogging my memory on this great carnival "game of skill". 

By the way, isn't it called the Sandwich Fair?  Just curious.   Wink

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Reply #72 on: July 15, 2006, 07:57:16 AM

Hi folks, I'm on Ian's virtual sessions and I asked there, but casting a wide net in hopes of getting an answer. What would the size ratio of spot:disks be? I want to use CDs as the disks and paint a larger spot to cover? I figure that CDs are identical and plentiful, I wanted to try using them.
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Reply #73 on: July 17, 2006, 12:07:32 AM

Ah, I misread your question on the session!

Still, the sums are the same. Darren asked about this last year, and I advised against it; mainly, the CDs are fairly large to manipulate, plus you have the problem of the hole in the middle, which may show some of the spot.

Anyway, the answer is 187.5mm

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Reply #74 on: July 17, 2006, 11:37:23 AM

I've been poking around the Wiki site, and I can't find anything about this game.  It looks like a good one to add as entertainment for my Saturday shows.

Anybody know any good website editorials about it?

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Reply #75 on: July 17, 2006, 12:48:18 PM

Ed,
Look one post above yours. Ian's the guy you need to talk to.
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Reply #76 on: July 18, 2006, 05:45:03 PM

Good evening, Gentlemen.

In "Carnival Secrets: How to Win at Carnival Games" by Matthew Gryczan, Chapter 2 is devoted to "Cover the Spot".  It has the necessary instructions on how to construct your own game, as well as diagrams on how to drop the discs.

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Reply #77 on: July 18, 2006, 08:12:36 PM

All I know is that I's 110 degrees, the state fair is gonna open and I want to win a sutffed animal!!!!

Fill me in!!!
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Reply #78 on: July 19, 2006, 04:48:34 AM

All I know is that I's 110 degrees, the state fair is gonna open and I want to win a sutffed animal!!!!

Fill me in!!!

I'll give you a tip. If you want a stuffed animal, just pull the operator aside and offer to buy one. You aren't going to win the giant Pink Panther playing this game.

Maybe if you subscribe to Ians' virtual sessions and see the tutorial, and set up a game, and practice ALOT, you MIGHT have a chance of winning if you happened across the game. But it's not easy.

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Reply #79 on: July 24, 2006, 06:59:13 PM

I have to agree with Vandy, buy one.  We had a retail booth set up at our fair so those who wanted to purchase one could.  I could not control price, but I did control the modifications on their games.  I have not done a carnival game inspection for quite a while since returning to patrol.  I guess there will have to be another complaint for me to dust off my box and walk the midway once again.

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