# How to Win at Fair Games: 12 Steps

Although carnival games may seem easy, they are often quite difficult to win. To avoid being cheated, look for games that are based on skills that you think you have a better chance of winning. Stay away from the hoop toss, the rope ladder, and the stalls with the biggest prizes. However, with a little extra skill and dexterity, you have great chances of winning games such as basketball shooting, milk bottle shooting, and balloon dart shooting. With some extra knowledge and skill, you can definitely beat those tricky and tricky carnival games.

## Steps

### Method 1 of 2: Winning Skill-Based Games

#### Step 1. Beat the game of basketball by increasing the distance from which you shoot and raising the height of your shot

Try to ignore your instincts and throw with more force than you would normally use. Many fairs over-inflate balls to bounce more, use oval basket hoops, and place them higher and further away from the average 3-point distance to make the game more difficult.

• Since most fairground basketball hoops only have a 1/3-cm (1/2-inch) margin of error, the only way to win is to measure distance and seek accuracy.
• To counteract the bouncing of the balls, try to hit direct shots and avoid any shots that involve bouncing the ball before shooting.
• Fairs also use sloped awnings and block the base of the basket so that no one can stand under it and discover the difference in height.

#### Step 2. Hit the center of the bottom of the bottles to win the knockdown game

Focus on precision instead of knocking down all the bottles. Fairs often use heavier-than-normal bottles, or ones that have a very thick base to make them more difficult to throw away, but if you hit the bottle in the middle of the base, you can knock them all over.

• If the bottles are an even number, focus on the space between the two bottles in the middle. Make sure you hit a very strong shot.
• If you want to know how heavy the bottles are, ask the game manager if you can load one of the bottles before you start playing. If he refuses, you can continue playing with the same tactic.

#### Step 3. Aim for the most inflated balloons in the dart shooting game

Some fair attendants deflate the balloons a bit to make it harder to puncture them with the dart. Take a look at all the balloons and identify the ones with the most air. These will be the thinnest balloons and the easiest to poke.

• There is no pattern for where these balloons are, so check the table carefully before playing. However, the best prizes are usually found in the balloons on the banks, so try to launch towards them.
• Try throwing the darts from a low position and at a 15 degree angle for more opportunities to strike them out.

#### Step 4. Use precision rather than force in your hammer play

Hitting the center of the base is key to winning this game. Take the hammer with both hands as low as you can and then hold it up with your arms extended. Swing towards the base looking for the center. With force and great precision, the same weight of the hammer should hit the base and activate the bell.

### Make a couple of swing attempts beforehand to find out how far to stand. This will help you gauge where the center of the base will be

#### Step 5. Shoot a circle around the star at the BB guns

This game can be played in a number of ways, including non-precision guns, extra-sensitive triggers, very thick paper, and not enough pellets. However, you can win if you shoot a circle around the star on the paper. Many people make the mistake of shooting directly at the star, but that will not bring the paper down completely.

#### Step 6. Throw the metal discs to win the game of cover the circle

Throw the first metal disk on the left side of the dot, lining it up with the side of the circle and the center of the disk. Throw the second disk over the front and slightly to the right. Then squat down a bit and lean to the left to throw the third disc. Throw the fourth puck slightly higher and to the right of the third, and then toss the fifth puck below the one you just threw.

### Method 2 of 2: Avoid Scams

#### Step 1. Stay away from shooting

These games are the hardest to win. Generally, the plastic ring used is only slightly larger than the bottle necks. Any imperfections in your shot will cause the hoop to only circle around the bottle, making the game more difficult to win.

### If you are trying to play hoop toss, move your wrist as you shoot. This will make the ring spin more and help stabilize it

#### Step 2. Increase your chances in low-probability games by throwing correctly

Low-probability games, such as canasta or coin toss, often have the same results as games of chance because they are so difficult. When throwing balls into the basket, aim for the inside to prevent the ball from moving too much. Toss the coins with a very sharp arc and spin them for more precision.

#### Step 3. Avoid the poor precision of the radar guns in the basketball throw

These pistols can be manipulated very easily to incorrectly measure the speed of a launch. On one occasion, a radar gun was found to fire at approximately 15 mph (24 km / h), a slower than average speed. Because of this, it is almost impossible to verify in person. Just avoid this game entirely.

#### Step 4. Don't go on the rope ladder unless you have the perfect balance

The rope ladder, although it is a game that can be won, is quite complicated. Because the ladder is only secured at the end, it requires the same balance as climbing a single rope. If you don't have the perfect balance, you will fall with every attempt.

### If you want to win this game, avoid holding the steps and instead use the side ropes to climb. Move the opposite extremities at the same time, that is, your left arm and right foot to maintain balance

#### Step 5. Avoid all the positions that have the biggest prizes

If you want to play to win, be sure to check the game prizes first. Huge stuffed animals or expensive prizes indicate that the game will be very difficult to win or almost impossible.

#### Step 6. Don't count on you winning games of chance

Games like the fish game or the duck pond, where you can choose an object at random, can be fun, but you shouldn't waste a lot of time or money trying to win at them.