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By: Hot Blonde - August 29th 2008  
I let carnies **** me in the back of their trailer. That works wonders, except for the STDs. Oh well. You get good prizes!
By: ubertacky - August 27th 2008  
Need s a very ****y friend for that trick, Dennis. She adjusts a garter belt, some thigh rubs, fixing pantyhose, etc... For that distraction to work, though, the carny must not be castrated....
By: real998 - August 21st 2008  
Most games are not rigged and if you are stupid enough to throw away 20 dollars on a stuffed animal then you deserved it. Also those tricks are lame don't you people have a life?
By: netmidway - August 09th 2008  
Was looking for a suitable low-poly for the construction of the BB game in my engine. Unlike the real game, guns won't drop extra pellets into the barrel or fire "slow" pellets that deflect fast on
By: Dennis The Menice - July 31st 2008  
but the carnies always look so u should always bring a friend as a distraction.
By: tammy - July 10th 2008  
i rock at skeeball
By: anthony - June 28th 2008  
Be careful when you choose your prize sometimes they can broken happened to me 2 days ago
By: dominic - June 28th 2008  
in the stas shooting game try to shoot the outside and slowly move into the middle
By: Cam - June 26th 2008  
if you are planning on playing the basketball shooting game bring an air needle with you and deflate the ball a little when the carnies arent looking
By: Carnies are cool - June 17th 2008  
I helped a carnie out at a local event a few years hand he paid me for the help and smoked pot after we got done closing, don't rag on em. They might be deceiving but you should know that.
By: SickLX - June 16th 2008  
When you play throw anything game JUST THROW IT AS HARD AS YOU CAN AT THE CARNI ther just con artist so they diserve it. then when they chase after have a freind steal the over sized stuffed animal!!
By: Harrie - June 16th 2008  
Stop drinking milk!
By: **** - June 16th 2008  
Next time I'm at a carnival I will try out those tricks
By: anthony - June 03rd 2008  
thank u so much for theses tricks i will have to try them next time i go to the fair or carnicale thank you so much!!!!
By: Newt - April 29th 2008  
Coin Toss: Potentially a rigged game. Attendants "clean" plates with silicone spray. To beat that, toss coins in a rainstorm (Game will close if attendant is alert) Plates get sticky
By: Newt - April 29th 2008  
Skeeball: Good advice below...angle your tosses. By rubbing the side, the ball will come into the target area from more directly above the holes. Gauge the speed to adjust depth of toss.
By: Newt - April 29th 2008  
BaseballR adar Game: You usually get two warmup tosses then one that counts. Instead if firing hard as you can, throw slow. On 2n thrdow try to throw slighty faster. Guess speed.On third throw faster
By: Newt - April 29th 2008  
Cat Rack: Instead of firing the ball at the cats. Toss each ball using a fine, gentle dart motion. Aim for the nose of the cat. For three in a row, choose cats that are side by side.
By: Robert - April 16th 2008  
We used to beat and rob carnies after the carnival..still do till this day
By: Niels - March 27th 2008  
Spots & Dimes: Does anyone know the name of the game where you have to throw dimes or coins onto a sea of almost exact same sized spots and cover one completely???
By: Awesome - March 02nd 2008  
It is the most help ever.
By: Dude - February 28th 2008  
It is Awesome
By: 30 year vet - February 01st 2008  
if you want to know the truth about carnival games hit me up on my space @ some carnie named moe- I'll tell you the real "gimmicks" most are all in your heads, dumbasses
By: 3rd gen carnie - December 31st 2007  
3rdly make sureyourtellingthe truth about the game. Not many are run crookedly... however if you playit... u take a chance get over it. WE all need to make a living too.... Happy F*cking Nw Year
By: 3rd gen carnie - December 31st 2007  
first of all, not all games are gimmicks. there are some out there that are legitimate. 2ndly. let a carnie see you spit on something.. your will be run off so fast, your head will spin.
By: imacarniepart2 - December 30th 2007  
that little tip about low cut shirts and makeup don't work. you will be labeled a lotlizard, used and discarded. plus a lot of the gamers are women. we don't want to see your 'assets'
By: Imacarnie - December 30th 2007  
Most of thetricks are crap. someone had it right. wait till the end of the week give me 25 bucks and you will get a prize.
By: **** rule - December 28th 2007  
CARNIES ARE A MYTH! JUST LIKE THE POPE!
By: Nikole - December 21st 2007  
These are some pretty good tricks/tips
Thanks.
By: Kharissa Part2 - December 08th 2007  
I have to guess it within 2months to be right,this takes away 5months.As far as saying"October"Guessers write down their guess than ask you your birth month, after you say it, your shown the guess.
By: Kharissa - December 08th 2007  
I'm a carnie, I've worked a Guesser before. After working it for awhile, you get a feel for age & weight. As far as birth month goes..
By: aj - November 30th 2007  
Cool, these real help, but how do you do that rigged bike trick?
By: Failure - November 21st 2007  
I saw on Brainiac how to win a bunch of carnival games
By: cookie - November 18th 2007  
carnies are fun!
By: carniebobette - November 12th 2007  
hey i'm a carnie who runs with a show that has no gimmics, I try to tell people and they just won't listen. Some carnivals are actually legit, so make sure you check it out before you run your mouth
By: sleg hamer - October 24th 2007  
when trying do not start up top swing it around behind you and over your shoulder with this i have been able to do it since i was ten(that is when people said it was really rigged)
By: Jeff is a moron - October 09th 2007  
Water weight? Like what, a pound? Jesus, and you can't look wet? Brilliant strategy, Jeff. Are you a carnie?
By: Carnistator - October 02nd 2007  
Th ey ejected me from the park via MoMoTheMonster,after winning 17 animals, which later gave me whiplash, but also landed me near enought to the pizzaShack that had very cheesy pizza and funnel cakes.
By: Fatty megee - September 30th 2007  
a carney ate my cookie
By: Timmy - September 27th 2007  
Just pay the carny $20 and get the biggest thing on the shelf.
By: jim - September 13th 2007  
for coin toss, if the rules allow, toss about half a roll of dimes pinched as a stack between your thumb and first finger. when the dimes hit they will scatter away from each other leaving one in mid
By: gravyfury - September 11th 2007  
Bask etball game... walk around the game and look at the rim from the side. You will be better off throwing a football in than a basket ball. Ask to see them put it through once b4 you shoot or pay!!!!
By: shooter continued - September 03rd 2007  
with a red pencil and then claim you didn't shoot out the red star, after that rip off I have never played again, their loss :)
By: shooter - September 03rd 2007  
when shooting out the star don't look at the top site, look where the bbs hit and only fire in short 3 shot bursts until you clear out around the star, look out they will mark a red mark on the card
By: Derek - September 03rd 2007  
In one game you bounce a ball off a vertical board into a basket below. Given the distance, it invariably bounces out too far and misses the basket. To win, squish the ball so that itís lopsided and
By: yukcarnie - September 03rd 2007  
carn ies are awful people who lie and smell like garbage. one time a carnie ate my babie
By: Jeff - September 02nd 2007  
For the weight-guess game, try going on a ride that completely soaks you before. the water adds a pretty significant amount of weight, just make sure the person doesn't realize you're soaked.
By: John - September 02nd 2007  
when playing the basketball game, stand on the inside, if you are on the right, shoot left onto the divider, it should bounce off and into the basket on the right side of the divider. worked for me!
By: tike - September 01st 2007  
oh, i forgot to mention. i keep my hands and feet on the outer edges of the rungs. it's the 'twist' to the ladder that gives it some stability. keep your leg locked and almost slide it up the ro
By: tike - September 01st 2007  
for anyone interested in the ladder game-the way i do it is to start w/ both legs on a stable rung, both hands 3 rungs up. lower yourself close to the ladder like you're doing a push-up.
Shift all weight onto one leg AND THE OPPOSITE ARM. carefully move your free leg and free arm to the next rung, and once they're in position quickly shift your weight onto them (remember to keep low). Always keep a fluid motion making your way up. it is possible to stop and rest, but only if you have fairly good balance. i've seen people walk straight up w/o hands, but thats a feat ive yet to do
By: bob - September 01st 2007  
the aim of the rope ladder is just to ring the bell at the end of the ladder, so when you're about to fall off, swing really hard, it will rock and the bell will ring. so you win... technically...
By: Christian - September 01st 2007  
bask et toss - the attendant will often keep a ball in the basket and throw another ball into it to show how easy the game is. the second ball won't be there when you play as it slows the ball down
By: db - August 31st 2007  
@dave: Yes, while there are only 12 months, and there are 0-300 pounds as you say, no one weighs 0. In fact, any person can easily narrow your weight within 50 pounds. The range is not nearly a large.
By: Bobo - August 31st 2007  
Clown Chase - the one where if the clowns catch you, they have some fun with you. (they have fun, you don't). The trick is this: run like heck. Or else. :-(
By: righteye - August 31st 2007  
bad things happen at carnivals...
By: Bob - August 31st 2007  
I always go to carnivals naked. I get prizes everytime.
By: Buffsrule - August 31st 2007  
Fish ing game - moving water, must get a 'red' one, not a 'yellow' one. Find a corner where the water slows down and WAIT - patience will pay off and you can win every time!
By: apollo - August 31st 2007  
whack a mole, if you kneel down and play at eye level to the whack a mole, you have a significant jump on seeing when they bounce. Easier to react to. Won five bears in a row doing this.
By: apollo - August 31st 2007  
For the water gun games against other people where you try to fill a container...simply watch a couple rounds and find out which gun has the most pressure. Cant lose
By: helen - August 31st 2007  
i know most people wil already do this - this mainly works if u are a youngish teenage girl - just pull ur top down a bit, apply a bit more make-up, and if u can keep the makeup dark, n be flirty
By: Ripper - August 29th 2007  
All. Don't let the przes fool you. They all ****, and they're full of styrofoam. I found one that had a ton of bees in it.
By: Ripper - August 29th 2007  
ones, so you're more likely to spend it. And then laying the change out on the counter, so you don't have to get it back out. And don't let stuff fool you. it may look REALLY easy, but it's not at
By: Ripper - August 29th 2007  
Okay, well, This summer, I've worked at an amusement park in the games department. What you've already got is absolutely right. We're taught how to scam people. Like, giving back change in all (C
By: dude - August 29th 2007  
a game that wasnt mentioned here (but is similar to the star and the bottle one) is where you have to shoot things down (could be anything, sweets, tickets, whatever) with a cork gun. however, carnies
By: Ant - August 28th 2007  
This is a new game called rebound where u have to bounce a ball off a trampoline thing and land it in a box. The trick is to throw the ball off the trampoline with some backspin.
By: fruityCarnie - August 28th 2007  
I n the game where theres a hole in the wall at about waist level, i usually stick something long in it and try to push it all the way in. If you move fast enough it gets your adrenaline pumping!
By: Johno - August 28th 2007  
The trick for the guess your weight/birthday etc. is that the prizes are crap, worth less than a dollar, and the price to play is like 5$.
By: FUF - August 28th 2007  
I habe to try that rope ladder one. Haha
By: Lixa - August 28th 2007  
Games like those are annoying, lol, my friend got addicted to one and kept trying to win but they couldn't and the guy running it laughed at them! It was funny but annoying all the same! Lol! XD XD X
By: Maureen - August 28th 2007  
you know those games when you have to knock the colwn things off the shelf? dont play those, avoid them. the clowns are very heavily waited and it's very hard to knock them off
By: Brenna - August 28th 2007  
In a game where you throw a baseball to break beer bottles, use the older, more beat up baseballs, they tend to be heavier than the newer ones. A carny himself showed me and my cousin this trick.
By: Carny 93 - August 25th 2007  
So much to say, so little space. 1. Its not a "Test Your Strength" its a Highstiker, I know I own one. What we tell people is simple, hit it dead on and don't underestimate, put some ass in it.
By: Doug - August 24th 2007  
I've beaten the freethrow game by using a very high arcing bank shot with backspin. This deadens the rebound of the ball and lets it drop through the center of the hoop.
By: KK - August 05th 2007  
On the ladder game put your whole leg through, and your whole arm. NEVER use more than 1 limb at a time. This can lead to miss balance.
By: BladedThoth - August 02nd 2007  
Th e best way I found to give forward spin without being obvious is rolling the ball from the bottom of your hands. Some carnies have colorful striped balls to help detect this however, so be careful.
By: BladedThoth - August 02nd 2007  
Th e bowling ball rolling game is very commonly-rigged to be the worst odds/impossible. The trick with most is giving the ball a FORWARD spin without being detected and a LOT of practice. I've won big
By: sleeper - August 02nd 2007  
most of the time the cost of the ticket is more then the guess your age/weight prizes.. so if you win no big deal, if you lose its pure profit for them...
By: David H - August 02nd 2007  
When doing the mallet one to test your strength...go on a ride before hand. This will get your adrenaline pumping, allowing you to hit it harder than you normally would
By: Dave - August 01st 2007  
Also, for the weight,age,birth month..Although birth month may work...there are only 12 months in a year..as opposed to 0-300lbs to choose from...So most of the time the weight/age guess works.
By: Dave - August 01st 2007  
For a lot of games like ring toss or throw a football into a hole, focus on accuracy; not speed. (I work games at an amusement park and have done it enough times when I'm bored =P).
By: Anthony - August 01st 2007  
Actual ly, for the ballon popping game you want to use the same gun that won last. The balloon's plastic isn't nearly as stretchable and will break quicker
By: Matt - August 01st 2007  
The Ladder kinda works, its called a jacobs ladder. With one small ajustment, you need to put your feet on the rungs, but make sure your feet are snug up against the rope.
Only one hand and one foot.
By: Woody - July 20th 2007  
"angle the ball off the side to the lane about midway up." What?!?!? Are you trying to describe a bank shot or something?
By: Eddie - July 13th 2007  
In the "Test Your Strength" game, hit the mallet sideways rather than from the top, because the peg you have to hit usually has a 45 degree angle, making the impact area small if hit is from vertica
By: sean - July 11th 2007  
is anybody sure about the rope ladder? because the ropes are usually on a pulley, which makes the spin around alot. has anybody tried this?
By: stevie - July 06th 2007  
for age guessing, talk in a deeper or lower voice then normal because they depend on your voice partly to discover your age
By: susan - July 03rd 2007  
in a basketball shoot, aim higher than you think you should
By: Dave - July 03rd 2007  
When playing Skee Ball, angle the ball off the side to the lane about midway up. This leads to much better retention in the target holes. You can hit 30-50 just about every time. Try it!
By: megan - June 29th 2007  
in the game where you squirt water into a balloon, watch games before it. Pick a balloon that has been used and lost many times. The balloon will be stretched, making it easier to pop.
By: Hot Blonde - August 29th 2008  
I let carnies **** me in the back of their trailer. That works wonders, except for the STDs. Oh well. You get good prizes!
By: ubertacky - August 27th 2008  
Need s a very ****y friend for that trick, Dennis. She adjusts a garter belt, some thigh rubs, fixing pantyhose, etc... For that distraction to work, though, the carny must not be castrated....
By: real998 - August 21st 2008  
Most games are not rigged and if you are stupid enough to throw away 20 dollars on a stuffed animal then you deserved it. Also those tricks are lame don't you people have a life?
By: netmidway - August 09th 2008  
Was looking for a suitable low-poly for the construction of the BB game in my engine. Unlike the real game, guns won't drop extra pellets into the barrel or fire "slow" pellets that deflect fast on
By: Dennis The Menice - July 31st 2008  
but the carnies always look so u should always bring a friend as a distraction.
By: tammy - July 10th 2008  
i rock at skeeball
By: anthony - June 28th 2008  
Be careful when you choose your prize sometimes they can broken happened to me 2 days ago
By: dominic - June 28th 2008  
in the stas shooting game try to shoot the outside and slowly move into the middle
By: Cam - June 26th 2008  
if you are planning on playing the basketball shooting game bring an air needle with you and deflate the ball a little when the carnies arent looking
By: Carnies are cool - June 17th 2008  
I helped a carnie out at a local event a few years hand he paid me for the help and smoked pot after we got done closing, don't rag on em. They might be deceiving but you should know that.
By: SickLX - June 16th 2008  
When you play throw anything game JUST THROW IT AS HARD AS YOU CAN AT THE CARNI ther just con artist so they diserve it. then when they chase after have a freind steal the over sized stuffed animal!!
By: Harrie - June 16th 2008  
Stop drinking milk!
By: **** - June 16th 2008  
Next time I'm at a carnival I will try out those tricks
By: anthony - June 03rd 2008  
thank u so much for theses tricks i will have to try them next time i go to the fair or carnicale thank you so much!!!!
By: Newt - April 29th 2008  
Coin Toss: Potentially a rigged game. Attendants "clean" plates with silicone spray. To beat that, toss coins in a rainstorm (Game will close if attendant is alert) Plates get sticky
By: Newt - April 29th 2008  
Skeeball: Good advice below...angle your tosses. By rubbing the side, the ball will come into the target area from more directly above the holes. Gauge the speed to adjust depth of toss.
By: Newt - April 29th 2008  
BaseballR adar Game: You usually get two warmup tosses then one that counts. Instead if firing hard as you can, throw slow. On 2n thrdow try to throw slighty faster. Guess speed.On third throw faster
By: Newt - April 29th 2008  
Cat Rack: Instead of firing the ball at the cats. Toss each ball using a fine, gentle dart motion. Aim for the nose of the cat. For three in a row, choose cats that are side by side.
By: Robert - April 16th 2008  
We used to beat and rob carnies after the carnival..still do till this day
By: Niels - March 27th 2008  
Spots & Dimes: Does anyone know the name of the game where you have to throw dimes or coins onto a sea of almost exact same sized spots and cover one completely??? - niels@gigadime****
By: joey - March 27th 2008  
the character limit is lame...many of the comments are cut short because people don't een realize. :(
By: Awesome - March 02nd 2008  
It is the most help ever.
By: Dude - February 28th 2008  
It is Awesome
By: 30 year vet - February 01st 2008  
if you want to know the truth about carnival games hit me up on my space @ some carnie named moe- I'll tell you the real "gimmicks" most are all in your heads, dumbasses
By: 3rd gen carnie - December 31st 2007  
3rdly make sureyourtellingthe truth about the game. Not many are run crookedly... however if you playit... u take a chance get over it. WE all need to make a living too.... Happy F*cking Nw Year
By: 3rd gen carnie - December 31st 2007  
first of all, not all games are gimmicks. there are some out there that are legitimate. 2ndly. let a carnie see you spit on something.. your will be run off so fast, your head will spin.
By: imacarniepart2 - December 30th 2007  
that little tip about low cut shirts and makeup don't work. you will be labeled a lotlizard, used and discarded. plus a lot of the gamers are women. we don't want to see your 'assets'
By: Imacarnie - December 30th 2007  
Most of thetricks are crap. someone had it right. wait till the end of the week give me 25 bucks and you will get a prize.
By: **** rule - December 28th 2007  
CARNIES ARE A MYTH! JUST LIKE THE POPE!
By: Nikole - December 21st 2007  
These are some pretty good tricks/tips
Thanks.
By: Kharissa Part2 - December 08th 2007  
I have to guess it within 2months to be right,this takes away 5months.As far as saying"October"Guessers write down their guess than ask you your birth month, after you say it, your shown the guess.
By: Kharissa - December 08th 2007  
I'm a carnie, I've worked a Guesser before. After working it for awhile, you get a feel for age & weight. As far as birth month goes..
By: aj - November 30th 2007  
Cool, these real help, but how do you do that rigged bike trick?
By: Failure - November 21st 2007  
I saw on Brainiac how to win a bunch of carnival games
By: cookie - November 18th 2007  
carnies are fun!
By: carniebobette - November 12th 2007  
hey i'm a carnie who runs with a show that has no gimmics, I try to tell people and they just won't listen. Some carnivals are actually legit, so make sure you check it out before you run your mouth
By: sleg hamer - October 24th 2007  
when trying do not start up top swing it around behind you and over your shoulder with this i have been able to do it since i was ten(that is when people said it was really rigged)
By: Jeff is a moron - October 09th 2007  
Water weight? Like what, a pound? Jesus, and you can't look wet? Brilliant strategy, Jeff. Are you a carnie?
By: Carnistator - October 02nd 2007  
Th ey ejected me from the park via MoMoTheMonster,after winning 17 animals, which later gave me whiplash, but also landed me near enought to the pizzaShack that had very cheesy pizza and funnel cakes.
By: Fatty megee - September 30th 2007  
a carney ate my cookie
By: Timmy - September 27th 2007  
Just pay the carny $20 and get the biggest thing on the shelf.
By: jim - September 13th 2007  
for coin toss, if the rules allow, toss about half a roll of dimes pinched as a stack between your thumb and first finger. when the dimes hit they will scatter away from each other leaving one in mid
By: gravyfury - September 11th 2007  
Bask etball game... walk around the game and look at the rim from the side. You will be better off throwing a football in than a basket ball. Ask to see them put it through once b4 you shoot or pay!!!!
By: shooter continued - September 03rd 2007  
with a red pencil and then claim you didn't shoot out the red star, after that rip off I have never played again, their loss :)
By: shooter - September 03rd 2007  
when shooting out the star don't look at the top site, look where the bbs hit and only fire in short 3 shot bursts until you clear out around the star, look out they will mark a red mark on the card
By: Derek - September 03rd 2007  
In one game you bounce a ball off a vertical board into a basket below. Given the distance, it invariably bounces out too far and misses the basket. To win, squish the ball so that itís lopsided and
By: yukcarnie - September 03rd 2007  
carn ies are awful people who lie and smell like garbage. one time a carnie ate my babie
By: Jeff - September 02nd 2007  
For the weight-guess game, try going on a ride that completely soaks you before. the water adds a pretty significant amount of weight, just make sure the person doesn't realize you're soaked.
By: John - September 02nd 2007  
when playing the basketball game, stand on the inside, if you are on the right, shoot left onto the divider, it should bounce off and into the basket on the right side of the divider. worked for me!
By: tike - September 01st 2007  
oh, i forgot to mention. i keep my hands and feet on the outer edges of the rungs. it's the 'twist' to the ladder that gives it some stability. keep your leg locked and almost slide it up the ro
By: tike - September 01st 2007  
for anyone interested in the ladder game-the way i do it is to start w/ both legs on a stable rung, both hands 3 rungs up. lower yourself close to the ladder like you're doing a push-up.
Shift all weight onto one leg AND THE OPPOSITE ARM. carefully move your free leg and free arm to the next rung, and once they're in position quickly shift your weight onto them (remember to keep low). Always keep a fluid motion making your way up. it is possible to stop and rest, but only if you have fairly good balance. i've seen people walk straight up w/o hands, but thats a feat ive yet to do
By: bob - September 01st 2007  
the aim of the rope ladder is just to ring the bell at the end of the ladder, so when you're about to fall off, swing really hard, it will rock and the bell will ring. so you win... technically...
By: Christian - September 01st 2007  
bask et toss - the attendant will often keep a ball in the basket and throw another ball into it to show how easy the game is. the second ball won't be there when you play as it slows the ball down
By: db - August 31st 2007  
@dave: Yes, while there are only 12 months, and there are 0-300 pounds as you say, no one weighs 0. In fact, any person can easily narrow your weight within 50 pounds. The range is not nearly a large.
By: Bobo - August 31st 2007  
Clown Chase - the one where if the clowns catch you, they have some fun with you. (they have fun, you don't). The trick is this: run like heck. Or else. :-(
By: righteye - August 31st 2007  
bad things happen at carnivals...
By: Bob - August 31st 2007  
I always go to carnivals naked. I get prizes everytime.
By: Buffsrule - August 31st 2007  
Fish ing game - moving water, must get a 'red' one, not a 'yellow' one. Find a corner where the water slows down and WAIT - patience will pay off and you can win every time!
By: apollo - August 31st 2007  
whack a mole, if you kneel down and play at eye level to the whack a mole, you have a significant jump on seeing when they bounce. Easier to react to. Won five bears in a row doing this.
By: apollo - August 31st 2007  
For the water gun games against other people where you try to fill a container...simply watch a couple rounds and find out which gun has the most pressure. Cant lose
By: helen - August 31st 2007  
i know most people wil already do this - this mainly works if u are a youngish teenage girl - just pull ur top down a bit, apply a bit more make-up, and if u can keep the makeup dark, n be flirty
By: Ripper - August 29th 2007  
All. Don't let the przes fool you. They all ****, and they're full of styrofoam. I found one that had a ton of bees in it.
By: Ripper - August 29th 2007  
ones, so you're more likely to spend it. And then laying the change out on the counter, so you don't have to get it back out. And don't let stuff fool you. it may look REALLY easy, but it's not at
By: Ripper - August 29th 2007  
Okay, well, This summer, I've worked at an amusement park in the games department. What you've already got is absolutely right. We're taught how to scam people. Like, giving back change in all (C
By: dude - August 29th 2007  
a game that wasnt mentioned here (but is similar to the star and the bottle one) is where you have to shoot things down (could be anything, sweets, tickets, whatever) with a cork gun. however, carnies
By: Ant - August 28th 2007  
This is a new game called rebound where u have to bounce a ball off a trampoline thing and land it in a box. The trick is to throw the ball off the trampoline with some backspin.
By: fruityCarnie - August 28th 2007  
I n the game where theres a hole in the wall at about waist level, i usually stick something long in it and try to push it all the way in. If you move fast enough it gets your adrenaline pumping!
By: Johno - August 28th 2007  
The trick for the guess your weight/birthday etc. is that the prizes are crap, worth less than a dollar, and the price to play is like 5$.
By: FUF - August 28th 2007  
I habe to try that rope ladder one. Haha
By: Lixa - August 28th 2007  
Games like those are annoying, lol, my friend got addicted to one and kept trying to win but they couldn't and the guy running it laughed at them! It was funny but annoying all the same! Lol! XD XD X
By: Maureen - August 28th 2007  
you know those games when you have to knock the colwn things off the shelf? dont play those, avoid them. the clowns are very heavily waited and it's very hard to knock them off
By: Brenna - August 28th 2007  
In a game where you throw a baseball to break beer bottles, use the older, more beat up baseballs, they tend to be heavier than the newer ones. A carny himself showed me and my cousin this trick.
By: Carny 93 - August 25th 2007  
So much to say, so little space. 1. Its not a "Test Your Strength" its a Highstiker, I know I own one. What we tell people is simple, hit it dead on and don't underestimate, put some ass in it.
By: Doug - August 24th 2007  
I've beaten the freethrow game by using a very high arcing bank shot with backspin. This deadens the rebound of the ball and lets it drop through the center of the hoop.
By: KK - August 05th 2007  
On the ladder game put your whole leg through, and your whole arm. NEVER use more than 1 limb at a time. This can lead to miss balance.
By: BladedThoth - August 02nd 2007  
Th e best way I found to give forward spin without being obvious is rolling the ball from the bottom of your hands. Some carnies have colorful striped balls to help detect this however, so be careful.
By: BladedThoth - August 02nd 2007  
Th e bowling ball rolling game is very commonly-rigged to be the worst odds/impossible. The trick with most is giving the ball a FORWARD spin without being detected and a LOT of practice. I've won big
By: sleeper - August 02nd 2007  
most of the time the cost of the ticket is more then the guess your age/weight prizes.. so if you win no big deal, if you lose its pure profit for them...
By: David H - August 02nd 2007  
When doing the mallet one to test your strength...go on a ride before hand. This will get your adrenaline pumping, allowing you to hit it harder than you normally would
By: Dave - August 01st 2007  
Also, for the weight,age,birth month..Although birth month may work...there are only 12 months in a year..as opposed to 0-300lbs to choose from...So most of the time the weight/age guess works.
By: Dave - August 01st 2007  
For a lot of games like ring toss or throw a football into a hole, focus on accuracy; not speed. (I work games at an amusement park and have done it enough times when I'm bored =P).
By: Anthony - August 01st 2007  
Actual ly, for the ballon popping game you want to use the same gun that won last. The balloon's plastic isn't nearly as stretchable and will break quicker
By: Matt - August 01st 2007  
The Ladder kinda works, its called a jacobs ladder. With one small ajustment, you need to put your feet on the rungs, but make sure your feet are snug up against the rope.
Only one hand and one foot.
By: Woody - July 20th 2007  
"angle the ball off the side to the lane about midway up." What?!?!? Are you trying to describe a bank shot or something?
By: Eddie - July 13th 2007  
In the "Test Your Strength" game, hit the mallet sideways rather than from the top, because the peg you have to hit usually has a 45 degree angle, making the impact area small if hit is from vertica
By: sean - July 11th 2007  
is anybody sure about the rope ladder? because the ropes are usually on a pulley, which makes the spin around alot. has anybody tried this?
By: stevie - July 06th 2007  
for age guessing, talk in a deeper or lower voice then normal because they depend on your voice partly to discover your age
By: susan - July 03rd 2007  
in a basketball shoot, aim higher than you think you should
By: Dave - July 03rd 2007  
When playing Skee Ball, angle the ball off the side to the lane about midway up. This leads to much better retention in the target holes. You can hit 30-50 just about every time. Try it!
By: megan - June 29th 2007  
in the game where you squirt water into a balloon, watch games before it. Pick a balloon that has been used and lost many times. The balloon will be stretched, making it easier to pop.
By: Blifaloo - June 28th 2007  
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