Plinko

From: $49.00

  • Remember Plinko from Bob Barker days with the Price is Right?
  • The Plinko game is the most popular game on their show.
  • There are 3 sizes for you to choose from, ranging from 4 feet high, to 7 feet high!
  • This game comes with 3 chips and you can label the board to say what you want

Tips

If you are ready to book this, scroll down to “Book Plinko Package” and start selecting optional add-ons.  If you would like more info first before deciding to book, click on one of the helpful links below and scroll back up when you are ready to proceed:

Description

Drew Carey & PlinkoPlinko is a classic game taken from the popular game show called “The Price is Right”.  It began with Bob Barker in 1983 and then  Drew Carey took over the show 30 years later.  Over the years, people started making their own Plinko boards to have at Fundraisers.  Growing up, the Owner of Jack of all Spades named Carrie used to religiously race home to watch The Price is Right at 11am each day, and Plinko was always her favourite game to see.  Then fast forward to 2007 when Carrie attended her friend’s Stag & Doe, and her favourite game that they had there was the Plinko.  It was this experience that inspired her to start her own business and you could say that Plinko started it all!  She loved it because of how simple it was, and that no skill was required.  You dropped a chip and watched it trickle down – that was it!  She also loved that every spot could be a winner, so even when she technically lost and did not win something big, she still got a raffle ticket.  This is a crowd pleaser that is fantastic at Stag & Doe’s, other Fundraisers, kids parties, and even at Casino Nights!

 

Dimensions

Here are the dimensions of these products.


Regular

  • Weight = lbs
  • Length = 49″
  • Width = 25″
  • Depth = 7″

Large

  • Weight = lbs
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  • Length = 67″
  • Width = 25″
  • Depth = 4″

XL

  • Weight = lbs
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  • Length = 82″
  • Width = 36″
  • Depth = 6″

How to Play using Prizes

We have some recommendations that will help you understand how this game is played.  We supply you with 3 chips per Plinko game, but you do not need to use all 3 per round if you don’t want to. Make them as enticing as possible so that people will try many times, not just once. Here are some ideas:

  • Win 1 Raffle Ticket (tape an actual raffle ticket to the particular spot)
  • Win 1 Grand Prize Ticket (tape it to the board)
  • Win an Arm’s Length of Raffle Tickets
  • Win 1 Penny Sale Ticket Sheet
  • Win a Drink Ticket (tape an actual drink ticket to the particular spot)
  • You Lose (although it is fun for every spot to be a winner – your choice)
  • Go to Penalty Box for 1 Minute
  • Free Putt at Golf
  • Get Another Plinko Chip
  • Win a Shot or Jello Shooter
  • Get a Kiss from the Bride
  • Win a Prize off Prize Table

Plinko - using PrizesThe good news for you, is that we provide you with a template to print out, based on the size of Plinko you chose.  Once you order the Plinko and pay for your order, you will see the template is emailed to you to download.  So just print that out, and eventually tape it to the bottom of the board.  Customize it however you want, or use our suggestions sent in the email.  It is just a simple spreadsheet but it is the exact dimensions of the bottom of your board.

How to Play using Point Value System

An alternative way to run the Plinko is to label the spots a point value, such as what you see below. Then after people drop 1, 2, or 3 chips, they can add up their scores. You could say that if you got 20 points, you would win a Free Drink for example – look above for some more examples of prizes to be won. The reason we labeled two spots 0 points below, is to give the illusion that the middle spot is the hardest to get. That is what they do on the Price is Right!  Note that all spots are equally easy/hard to get, so there is no real strategy:

  • 5 points
  • 10 points
  • 0 points
  • 50 points
  • 0 points
  • 10 points
  • 5 points

Plinko - Using Point Value SystemThe good news for you, is that we provide you with a template to print out, based on the size of Plinko you chose.  Once you order the Plinko and pay for your order, you will see the template is emailed to you to download.  So just print that out, and eventually tape it to the bottom of the board.  Customize it however you want, or use our suggestions sent in the email.  It is just a simple spreadsheet but it is the exact dimensions of the bottom of your board.

How to PROFIT with This Game

We have some excellent tips on how to profit with this game, if you are using it at a Fundraiser. We suggest that you charge your guests $2 for one chip or $5 for 3 chips.  You can either label the bottom with prizes to win, or you can make each spot a point value (see 2 tabs above this one). You can up the price a bit if you have an amazing gift to give away. All of the spots are equally hard to get so do not make the mistake of making the middle spot “win $100”! On the Price Is Right, they make both spots on either side of the middle spot Zero points, which makes people believe that the middle is the hardest to get. Note that the Large and X-Large have 7 spots in the bottom, and the Regular Plinko has 14. We send you a template for labeling the bottom of the board when you book.

What Kind of Vehicle do I need?

We have highlighted what NOT to bring in Red as we doubt it will fit, and we highlighted our recommended vehicle(s) in Green.   Of course this is only a guideline but we are just giving you our honest opinion based on what we have seen over the years.  We do this day in and day out, so have a really good idea at what will work:


Regular Plinko

  • Compact Car
  • Large Car
  • Small SUV
  • Large SUV
  • Pick up Truck
  • Minivan

Large Plinko

  • Compact Car
  • Large Car (through trunk, put seats down)
  • Small SUV
  • Large SUV
  • Pick up Truck
  • Minivan

XL Plinko

  • Compact Car
  • Large Car
  • Small SUV
  • Large SUV
  • Pick up Truck
  • Minivan

How to Prepare for Pick up

We have highlighted in Green what you may want to bring with you so that you are well prepared.

  • Bungee Cords
  • Tie-downs
  • 1 Blanket
  • 2 Blankets

If you are getting the XL, keep in mind that you might need to have the back bed totally empty as this takes up a lot of room.  If bringing a van, keep in mind that you might need to have all seats folded down, stowed in the floor, or removed altogether.

How Heavy is this to Transport

A common question is to ask how heavy a product is, so that people know how many others they may need to bring to help lift this into their vehicle.


Regular & Large:

With this product, one person is all you need!  It is fairly light weight so you should be fine.


XL:

This product is very heavy / awkward to carry.  We do not assist in the lifting of games into vehicles for liability reasons, so we advise you to bring a 2nd person along with you for sure!  Super super heavy and bulky!

Plinko's History - Price is Right

CBS said,

“The game’s name is simpler than you might think. When Bob Barker unveiled the newest addition to The Price Is Right family on Jan. 3, 1983, he also revealed how they came up with the name. They called the game Plinko, he said, because of the “plink, plink, plink” noises the chips make as they bounce from peg to peg.”

If you would like to remind yourself of how Plinko is played on the Price is Right, be sure to watch this clip:

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