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Old January 5, 2010, 01:23 AM
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Default Countertop Coin Water Game $ ?

Does anyone here know how to make one of those countertop coin water games where you drop the coin in from the top of the jar and try and get the coin to land on a platform in the center of the jar to win a prize. I have an idea to make money with them and will share the details here and on my blog once i get everything worked out, but im looking for a place i can buy these or how to make them, so any help would be helpfull.

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Old January 5, 2010, 04:57 AM
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Default Re: Countertop Coin Water Game $ ?

Play around with a bunch of related Keywords in Google...

Brainstorm and Spin things a little...

All Kinds of interesting little buried TidBITS... Especially inside of those Patent related databases...

Some Quick Brainstorming...
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http://www.metacafe.com/watch/569808...n_under_glass/
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You can CREATE a TOLL POSITION like I'm trying to do with my ...
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Old January 5, 2010, 06:51 PM
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Depends on how fancy you are wanting them.

For the simplest and least expensive....

Go to a large restaurant that does a good volume.

Speak to the manager or owner, or the kitchen manager, and ask if you could have some of the large glass jars they purchase condiments in (pickles, etc.)

Take them to a metal workshop and have them stamp a hole in the screw on lid just slightly wider than the diameter and thickness of the quarter.

Purchase a liquor shot glass and using aquariun silicone fasten the shot glass dead center in the bottom.

Seed the jar with some quarters...one in the shot glass....and fill with water.

For security you can put 2 dabs of silicone on the lid edge after it is screwed down...to open just use a utility knife to cut the silcone.

To empty the shot glass when filled with quarters...cover the slit in the lid firmly and tip the jar on its side...to add water lost through evaporation use a large syringe and fill through coin slit.

Fancier...

Purchase a small hexagon plexiglass aquarium.

Similarily cut slit in lid, fasten shot glass, add decorations such as plastic aquarium plants on bottom with silicone.

Again fasten lid with a few dabs of aquarium silicone.
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Old January 6, 2010, 10:21 PM
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Does anyone here know how to make one of those countertop coin water games where you drop the coin in from the top of the jar and try and get the coin to land on a platform in the center of the jar to win a prize. I have an idea to make money with them and will share the details here and on my blog once i get everything worked out, but im looking for a place i can buy these or how to make them, so any help would be helpfull.

Thanks,
Martin

Hi Martin,

This post brings back memories. When I was about 18 (you could drink back then at 18) I hung out in this bar where the owner had a large pickle jar with a slot in the top and we would drop coins in it to try to get them into the shot glass at the bottom. (smallest shot glass I ever saw)

The way he set it up was you would drop a coin in the jar AND give the "money pool" the same amount. When a person got a coin in the shot glass they would win Whatever was in the "money pool" 25 cents was the largest amount you could drop in and you would win the whole pool. If you dropped a dime in and won you would get 40% of the pool and if you dropped in a nickle and won you would get 20% of the pool. A penny was just for fun.

The time I won the entire pool, it had not been hit for weeks, maybe a month or more and I won the whole pool which was $22.00. Back then that was a days pay.

Funny, but I don't seem to remember much else of that night, except that I bought the rounds and left with less money then when I entered.

Good luck with your twist on an oldie but goodie.

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