COLA RING TOSS - SETUP & DIRECTIONS
Short Carnival Savers video/gif shows a group of glass cola bottles close together on a table with small cane rack rings being tossed.
Supplies for Cola Ring Toss:
Individual Glass Cola Bottles
Easy Game Setup:
Set up large grouping of individual glass sodas 2 - 4 dozen or more - in the middle of the carnival booth or on a table.
You will want to have a few different "stand behind" lines for different aged players. Your youngest players should be about 1 yardstick away from the bottles.
This traditional carnival game is really a game of luck - it is difficult to place a ring directly on a soda bottle, so generally they bounce around the bottles and the player is lucky if they ring a bottle!
One more great reason to choose this game aside from ease in setup is that it almost advertises itself! When the hard plastic rings bounce off the bottles, it make a clanking sound, and seems to add to the festive atmosphere of any event!
How to Play the Cola Ring Toss Carnival Game:
Carnival players are given five rings to try their hand "ringing" one of the individual glass sodas. If they ring a soda, they get to keep a two liter bottle soda as their carnival prize. If they loop more than one, they can choose which one they keep - but they can only keep ONE. If players do not "ring" a bottle, they receive a consolation prize.
For most games, carnival players are given 3 tries - but we found with the Cola Ring Toss Game, even if you stand close, it is difficult to "ring" a single serving soda bottle with the hard plastic rings - so having a few extra chances is excellent and you will find typically 1 in about 12 wins at this game.
Additional Hints & Tips:
Note: We just updated this webpage to show what we think in the best set up. We like to use the hard plastic rings tossed on small glass soda bottles for about 1 out of every 12 is a winner!
This carnival booth sounds just a little boring to adults - but kids at our school love it!! Also, don't forget to pick unusual flavors. Along with the standard "Cola" we choose Lemon/Lime, Root Beer, Strawberry, Ginger Ale etc. - the kids really get a kick out of winning a unique bottle of soda!