16’6″ round stall with roll-a-penny game

16’ 6” diameter (at the eves) stall with roll-a-penny game. Another enduring game of skill where punters roll a penny down a chute onto a board which is marked off in squares with a value in each square. A penny fitting completely inside a square qualifies for the payment of the value indicated. The big bonus of these stalls was that you only needed one penny to play so the game appealed to children and those without the money to spend on rides. If the showman had got the squares the ‘right’ size and the prizes the correct value even sixpence could be made to last a long time as you would usually win a few pence here and there. Inevitably all the pennies would eventually be lost but the player went away with a good feeling.

Kit no.4039 – £31