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Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Rolling Moon (1959)

The Rolling Moon (1959)

Ratings

4.51719 out of 10 with 32 ratings
Board Game Rank: 12652

Description

This dexterity game consists of a long wooden board with holes cut at various intervals marked with increasingly higher point values.

Attached to the board are two long metal rods, slightly above the scoring holes. The rods are placed just slightly narrower than a large steel ball that is placed on the rods at the base of the board.

Players must attempt to slide the rods apart and make the ball roll "uphill" before it drops into a score hole. Making it to a higher scoring hole takes quite a bit of concentration as width of the rods at the highest scoring hole is roughly the diameter of the ball.

The first person to score 5,000 or more points is the winner.

  • Designer: (Uncredited)
  • Publisher: (Unknown), American Toy & Furniture Co., Inc., Brio AB, Cardinal, Pacific Game Company, Schylling, Skor-Mor, Wm F. Drueke & Sons, Inc.
  • Year Published: 1959
  • Number of Players: 2 - 6
  • Suggested Number of Players: 1
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 6
  • Playing Time: 30
  • Language Dependence: No necessary in-game text
  • Category: Action / Dexterity
  • Family: Marble Games
  • Alternate Names: Gravitation, Hit the Spot, Månfärd till 1000, Manfard till 1000, Moon Probe, The Rolling Moon, Shoot the Moon, Space Force, Space Probe

Reviews

4 out of 10
By
Have this down at my local bar. Fun when you're drunk. Stupid when you're sober.

By
Gravitation version

5 out of 10
By
My grandparents had a copy of this, and try as I might, I could never get the ball to land further than about half way up. So I just stopped trying.

By
good, box a bit crushed

5.5 out of 10
By
I've owned this for years! It is always fun to bring out and show off. I'm always rusty at first, but then it comes back! [b]ps[/b]

2 out of 10
By
http://spotlightongames.com/list/nights/h.html#hit

By
1

4 out of 10
By
Fun for about 1/2 hour until everyone figures out how it's done. It's great for testing your eye-hand coordination after a few beers. Good game for kids.

8 out of 10
By
I've been playing this dexterity game since about 1961. Its got a learning curve of about 30 minutes, but its a great party game.

7 out of 10
By
Good dexterity fun from a bygone time.

2 out of 10
By
Not sure what version I actually have because there are no identifying marks, but there is a sticker underneath for the Great American Trading Company.

5.5 out of 10
By
Fun and challenging dexterity game, however little decisions. (Family owned when a child.)

7.5 out of 10
By
Strangely addictive

7 out of 10
By
Difficult, then again mine is 40 years old and the rods are loose.

By
Boxed

5 out of 10
By
thrift store purchase
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