Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Trouble trouble

What to do when the Pop-O-Matic die doesn’t quite come to rest on one side? The rules offer no guidance. But Wikipedia offers a reasonable solution:

If the die in the “Pop-O-Matic” container has not clearly landed on a number, then the player who popped it can tap the “Pop-O-Matic,” but may not re-pop while the die is in limbo. The player can flick the board, but should not flick so hard that the board is moved.
Yes, we are speaking of Trouble. Elaine, Ben, and I hit upon the same solution last night.

I know that there are more important things in the world to be thinking about (and I am). But for an hour or so last night, nothing was more important than playing Trouble.

Readers of a certain age will remember this commercial.

comments: 3

normann said...

We certainly do...

Elaine said...

A game I've never heard of? Goodness! But the 'pop-o-matic' might mean it's a newer game (compared to, say, Monopoly, canasta, cribbage, or Parcheesi.)

Michael Leddy said...

Wikipedia says 1965 — youngish compared to the others.