Game night is one of our favorite times and we're always looking for new fun games to play. Our friends introduced us to a game called Wahoo. It's a dice and marble game that's similar to Trouble except you get to work with a partner. Of course, we played guys against girls. And, even though the guys lost EVERY single game (not that I'm bragging or anything) Brendon loved it and wanted to make one of our own.
Our project began on Donut Saturday. Lucky for us, Krispy Kreme is located near Lowe's and Hobby Lobby (a.k.a. The Lobby---- for those of us that spend as much time there as I)
We found the marbles at The Lobby. They are actually "Game Replacement Marbles" for Chinese Checkers, but they'll work perfectly for Wahoo. And, it was super easy to find 4 paint colors that matched the marbles.
Next, we were off to Lowe's for the wood, stain, and a drill bit. Owen enjoyed about 5 minutes of staring at the ceiling fan display and a long nap as we wandered the aisles of the store looking at everything from counter tops to lawn mowers. Once we remembered our mission, we found a 24 inch piece of precut wood and a set of Forstner drill bits.
If case you are wondering how to play, here are the instructions.....
Each player begins with four marbles of the same color. Players place their marbles in their home space. Players roll a die to see who goes first, then roll either a six or a one to begin the game.
When a player rolls a six or a one, she moves one marble into the starting position. She then rolls again to see how many spaces she can move. Each subsequent time that she rolls a six or a one, she has the option of either moving her marble the corresponding number or moving another marble into the starting position. Every time a player rolls a six or one, she gets another turn.
Players can't pass their own marbles, nor can they land on them. Players can jump over other players' marbles. If a marble lands on an opponent's marble, the opponent's marble goes back to it home. If a player rolls a number that can't be played, he loses that turn. Play continues until one player moves all of his marbles into his own home space, winning the game.
I got these instructions from: How to Play the Wahoo Marble Game | eHow.com