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Instructaball Pocket Sized Game

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I wanted to make an easy to make, easy to play game that other kids would be able to make. I made this version of it as a travel size, but you can make it a bigger size if you want.  I got a broken jewelry box at Michaels for a dollar, but you can just make one if you want. I took off the top of it. Also I used small rubber bands and stretched them all the way across two inches from the end of the of the jewelry box


Tools: a wooden box about 8inches long 5inches wide, 10,1/4 x 20 nuts, two rubber bands, one piece of MDF, a wooden dowel rod, drill, scroll saw, felt pads, wood glue, fine grit sand paper, black spray paint, orange paint, yellow paint. an xacto knife.
 
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Step 1: Design

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Design the court on a piece of paper.

Step 2: The Court

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I got a broken jewelry box, but you can make one your own, the box should be about 8inches long 5 inches wide. Sand the inside of the box so that the surface is as smooth as possible, also sand the outside.

Step 3: The Divider

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I drew a line in the middle of the box so I would know were to put the MDF divider. then I measured the width of the box, so that I could cut the width of the MDF. Then I measure the height of the box so that I could cut it to size. Next I drew a line in the middle of a piece of MDF, then I measured the size of the nut after that I drew the size of the nut onto the piece of MDF then I cut out the size of the nut with the scroll saw, after that we gave it a little bit of room so it wouldn’t get stuck in the hole. Then I sanded the piece of MDF.
alex888 (author) 2 years ago
ok sure
thing 22 years ago
Could you add either a video of gameplay, or more in depth rules? It seems like a good game except I don't fully understand it.
vistal2 years ago
I remember a game lke this but it had 1 more wall on each side with 2 slots .So it was set with 3 walls 2 outside walls had 2 holes and the center had 1 . I cant think of how it was played or the name. I used to play it at camp when i wa slike 8=9 years old:((
heavyfire882 years ago
This was in the game "Beyond Good & Evil". Nice game :D
GianniMora2 years ago
nice concept. keep up the good work!


-Gm
Akask2 years ago
It's like the game Fastrack! Is that where you got the idea from?
alex888 (author)  Akask2 years ago
Yes but you use nuts and it is smaller
lafnbear2 years ago
Cool game, and nice construction.

Just a clarification: it looks like all the nuts are the same, so when you say "get all your nuts onto the other side of the court" do you mean that each player starts with an equal number of nuts, and the idea is to be the first to have no nuts on your side?
alex888 (author)  lafnbear2 years ago
And get all of yours on to the other side first
alex888 (author)  lafnbear2 years ago
yes each person should start with an equal amount of nuts
Kiteman2 years ago
This is an extraordinarily creative "first project" - keep up the good work.
Tunja2 years ago
great instructable, cool project, sounds very easy to make, thanks for sharing ;)
alex888 (author) 2 years ago
thanks
That is awesome! It's smaller than I thought when I first looked at it!