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Table Football

Dexterity

Name of Game:

Table Football

Category:

Dexterity

Country of Origin:

UK

Where did you learn it?:

At home and in School

How many players?:

6+

Gender:

Both

Where is it played?:

Anywhere you can gather around a table

 

2 or more people stand around a table.

 

Like two football teams each player has one end to defend, the other at which to score a goal.

 

Turns are taken

 

The defending player makes a goal with his/her fingers (see video)

 

The attacking player has three coins starting from the opposite end.

 

To progress towards the goal a coin must be flicked (finger-pushed) between two other coins; then one of the other coins can be pushed between the other two to move forward and finally a “shot on goal” can be made through the two other coins.

 

If at any time a coin does not go through the other two, or goes off the side of the table, or misses a goal, the other player takes over.

 

Goals are scored and the game can be played to “best of three”, “first to 10” or a similar agreed end

 

How to play:

Materials Needed:

A table and three coins

Aim of game:

To score most goals

How does it End?:

When one player reaches the agreed number of goals

Average time needed to play:

10 minute +

Age Range:

5+

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