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Double Tetherball, Sans-pole

Twice as fun?
(+3, -3)
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Two balls are tethered to an elevated structure. Same rules* as tetherball, but there are two balls to deal with.

* Rules for tetherball: hit ball in one direction, until it winds all the way around the pole. This would be easy, were it not for another person trying to do the same thing in the opposite direction.

Worldgineer, Oct 24 2005


       So if a player in regular tetherball is out (or whatever) when the ball hits the pole in the counter direction, how do players win when there's no pole?
DrCurry, Oct 24 2005

       Is this going to be referred to now as "Lesbian Tetherball"?
k_sra, Oct 24 2005

       If you had 5 or 6 balls suspended in a line, this could be like those executive stressreliever toys. You would want them to be bowling balls.
bungston, Oct 24 2005

       But how would you win such a game?
Worldgineer, Oct 24 2005

       sans pole, sans teeth.
po, Oct 24 2005

       I'm fully in favour of games where it's impossible to win or lose [+]. I really thought this was going to be a little different to what it actually is, I may have to see if my idea grows up and posts itself.
wagster, Oct 24 2005

       po: well, put 'em back in, fer gawd's sake!
DrCurry, Oct 24 2005

       Wouldn't one ball tend to tie up the other?
RayfordSteele, Oct 25 2005

       Yes. I think [wag] is missing that - it's not meant to be impossible to win. When they are wound as tight as they can be wound in your direction, you've won. This will work even if one tether is completely wound around the other, leaving one ball high with the other one hanging straight down.
Worldgineer, Oct 25 2005

       I think you need to do some field research to make sure this would actually work.
DrCurry, Oct 25 2005

       DC. you picking on me today?
po, Oct 25 2005

       This would be a lot more complex than swingball (as I know it), but lots more fun. And easy to make.
wagster, Oct 25 2005

       Every day, po, every day!
DrCurry, Oct 25 2005

       I defy you to propose something more fun than swingball.
Texticle, Oct 26 2005


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