Build a Plinko Board 

Materials:

  • 3/16  x  4  x  8 white pegboard  (enough for two Plinko boards)

  • 1/4   x   1 1/4 grooved dowel pins  ( at least 153, we used 203)

  • poker chips (at least 5)

  • rubber bands (12 large, 1/4 wide)

Instructions:

Cut peg board in half.  Center the Plinko layout on the board.  Make 13 rows of pegs alternating 10 and 9 pegs per row. 

Row 1: 10 pegs, skipping a hole between each peg

Skip a row of holes. 

Row 2:  Skip first hole, 9 pegs, skipping a hole between each peg.

Skip a row of holes

Rows 3,5,7,9,11,13: (same as row 1) 10 pegs, skipping a hole between each peg

Skip a row of holes

Rows 4,6,8,10,12: (same as row 2)   Skip first hole, 9 pegs, skipping a hole between each peg.

Skip a row of holes. 

We suggest making a trough for your chips to stop.  We made 6 more rows of 10 pegs, skipping a hole between each peg, but NOT skipping a row of holes.  Our final row was a row of 19 pegs. 

Loop a rubber band around the first peg in rows 1,2,3  (makes a triangle and forms the border or walls of the board) and on the last peg in the same rows. 

Repeat this step with rows (3,4,5);  (5,6,7);  (7,8,9); (9,10,11); and (11,12,13). 

Put the title and dollar amounts on the board.  We included the A and A, etc.,  notation to make it easier to talk about the board.  You may want to paint or tape these on the board.  Warning:  Tape may hinder the play of the chip if you are not careful in applying it.  Also, you may want to paint the border of your board and the interiors of your triangular boundaries. 

YOU ARE NOW READY TO PLAY!!!!!!!!   HAVE FUN!