I remember a childhood game for many player, with each player receiving multiple small plastic balls. The balls were placed on the game board, a circle with many moving levels, each with indentations for the ball. On each turn, a player could move a level as far as they wanted until a ball fell from the level above. Any idea what game this is?

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Your description seems to match Stadium Checkers, or it's Tournament variant.


It sounds like Valkuil — its Dutch name. The English name is Stay Alive.

  • No, not quite what I had in mind. Commented Jan 12, 2017 at 11:19
  • Ok. It is based on the same principle. "Loosing your marbles". Commented Jan 12, 2017 at 11:36

It seems to be that you are referring to Abalone

  • No, this game had rotating plastic rings with indentations. When the rings were rotated, the balls fell from one ring to the next. Commented Jan 12, 2017 at 14:58
  • No need to downvote it, simply not voting it might serve the cause here. Commented Jan 17, 2017 at 13:01

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