As simple as they are, sideshow games can be some of the most expensive fun you can have. If you want to increase your odds of winning that giant stuffed panda for your sweetheart, this guide is for you. Photo by Neal Jennings.
Over at Cool Material, Maxwell Barna has revealed the secrets of eight of the most popular games you'll find at amusement parks. For example, here's what Barna suggests for the popular coke bottle ring toss game:
The name of the game here is trajectory. Don't flip the rings like coins, and don't lob them onto the board. Try to put a little spin on them and toss them low and horizontally. Just pretend each ring is a little Frisbee. Don't aim for one particular bottle. With enough spin and a horizontal trajectory, the ring may very well get hooked on one bottle then bounce off onto another. That's your best bet.
Even so, the ring toss is one of the hardest games to win (that's why it usually has some of the best prizes). I hope you have some cash on hand. You can find more tips for winning other games like the milk bottles, hammer strength test, ball-in-basket, flukey ball, balloon darts and even water gun races at the link below.