About the Game
This game is popular with Chilean children and is often played outside.
With the help of a Christmas-tree stand, the game can be played indoors.
The game is a true test of aim.
Playing the Game
1. Bury one end of the stick in the ground so it stands up straight.
Mark off a circle around the stick that is approximately 3 feet or
1 meter in diameter (the stick is in the center). Put the penny on
top of the stick.
2. Have players stand about five feet from the stick. Taking turns,
players try to knock the penny off the stick with their own penny.
3. A point is scored if the penny is knocked off the stick and out
of the circle with a player's penny. No points are scored if the penny
lands in the circle or isn't knocked off the stick.
Winning the Game
Player with the highest score wins.
Variation of the Game
Children may add to the game by marking off other circles within the
one surrounding the stick and assigning these circles their own scores.