Are you an AiR at Autodesk Pier 9? Stump goes by many names, Nails, there is even a german name for the game that a company in Minnesota has very aggressively trademarked and has sent us a cease and desist for using! Well I guess we won't be linking to them ever again, no web traffic for you! It's extremely easy to play and is a great test of manliness or womanliness.
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Are you an AiR at Autodesk Pier 9? Stump goes by many names, Nails, there is even a german name for the game that a company in Minnesota has very aggressively trademarked and has sent us a cease and desist for using! Well I guess we won't be linking to them ever again, no web traffic for you!
It's extremely easy to play and is a great test of manliness or womanliness. All you need is a stump, hammer, nails, a group of friends, and neighbors who don't mind some noise. Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. Try to find a stump with even tight grain and minimal cracking.
Try to find a stump that has already been cut and dried. Stump is a very loud game, you probably don't want to play this on your deck or yard if your neighbors are closer than yards and arn't playing with you. Likewise try to pick a place that you can play for many hours without making too much noise during off hours. Start one nail per person, make sure it's deep enough that you can't pull it out by hand and wont fly out when hit.
This is usually 2 good taps. Do a wiggle test to make sure it's not going to fly out. Try to make sure all the nails are an even depth. Try not to get the nails into cracks, a crack may make driving the nail easier Begin by hitting your nail, remember if you touch the nail your turn is over.
Once you've done your hit pass the hammer to your right. One hit wonder- for pros only, grab the hammer with one hand, swing down and through the nail attempting to drive it in one shot. If you are going to play with flips everyone must agree. The flip must be declared before it is attempted. Add in a bit of a challenge by flipping the hammer before each hit, the hammer must flip end over end for one full rotation and then be caught. It can flip forwards or backwards. You must then hit the nail without adjusting your grip.
If you drop the hammer your turn is over. Double flip. Throw the hammer a bit higher and flipping a bit harder. For each additional rotation past 1 you get one extra hit.
Eg a double flip is 2 hits, triple flip is 3, etc. Under the legs flip. Flip the hammer up from between your legs, it must complete one full rotation and be caught. You must hit the nail without adjusting your grip. If you successfully complete the under legs flip you get 2 hits instead of one. If you are wearing a kilt or a dress a successful flip and catch is 3 hits. Behind the back flip.
Throw the hammer from behind your back flipping around in front of you. This is the most advanced flip and should only be attempted with lots of space around you. You must hit the nail in the orientation you catch the hammer. A successful throw gets 3 hits. Instead of hitting your own nail flush into the wood, the objective is to hit everyone else's nail flush.
Last one with your nail above the surface wins. This version is a bit more aggressive but has more teamwork involved! Try other sized hammers or nails think finishing nails and sledge hammers, railroad spikes, etc. Jimmy Fallon Playing Nails. Sounds like a great drinking game formula! Much better than playing darts at a bar! Introduction: How to Play Nails Stump. More by the author:. About: Smith Allen is a design firm based in Oakland California.
Our work is interdisciplinary in focus bringing design, innovation, and novel concepts to bear on a wide range of projects. Smith Allen brings toge Have you just gotten home from a hike? Do you like games with the high potential for the loss of an eyeball? Do you have an adult drink in your hand? Do you have at least 3 friends in close proximity? If you answered yes to 3 out of the last 4 questions you may need to play Stump!
Add Teacher Note. Once you've decided it's time to play stump you need to gather materials. Now that you've gathered what you need it's time to find a place to play. Time to start the party Each player will need their own nail in the stump.
Once all the nails are in everyone points to their nail. Sit everyone down and explain the rules. Everyone gets one and only one touch to the nail per turn, if you touch the nail your turn is over you can swing the hammer any way you like but if you touch the nail your turn is over, you can swing until you touch the nail the basic rules do not require a flip of the hammer the first person to drive their own nail perfectly flush to the wood wins if your nail bends you must still get it completely flush to the stump when inspecting a nail to check for fush-ness you use a bad Australian accent aint in, it's in if anyone says it aint in, then it aint in the game goes on until all the nail are driven in.
Common Strategies: One hit wonder- for pros only, grab the hammer with one hand, swing down and through the nail attempting to drive it in one shot the turtle- small accurate hits with one hand, smaller than the one hit wonder the woodpecker-two handed sharp strikes the fanatic- ignore the rules and pound the nail flat-usually seen when there is only one person left in the game If you get your nail down Once you get the basics the advanced options are endless Flipping Variations: If you are going to play with flips everyone must agree.
Game Play Variation: Instead of hitting your own nail flush into the wood, the objective is to hit everyone else's nail flush. Try off handed only Try other sized hammers or nails think finishing nails and sledge hammers, railroad spikes, etc Try drinking more before each hit eyes closed check out variations on the game Jimmy Fallon Playing Nails.
Did you make this project? Share it with us! I Made It! Concrete Class 18, Enrolled. MichaW 4 weeks ago. Reply Upvote. What do you think should be the standard? Stevie91 1 year ago. This girl knows how to flip a hammer GordonKirkwood 5 years ago on Introduction.
Pier 9 sounds more and more like a fantastic creative, playful, fun place. Lord Of Flames 5 years ago on Introduction. Nice tutorial, i've seen an interesting variation of this JM 5 years ago on Step 6. Home Depot sometimes has this challenge up for people to win T-Shirts. Kiteman 5 years ago on Introduction. There are six words missing from the rules
Hammerschlagen is a great fun games involving nails and hammers, so what could be better. Got to stay cool after all. Hammerschlagen is a German game reportedly dating from ,] in which several contestants try to hammer a nail into a stump. Both versions are essentially the same, Nailspielen is played with an axe, Hammerschlagen is played with a hammer. Cottonwood is suitably soft for this game. The hammer must have a wedge-shaped but not sharp end on it and should be at least 2. The log is set up waist high with the flat sides facing the floor and ceiling.
Germany – Hammerschlagen
Bringing Stump to the masses since August Last Updated December 2 Stump is alive and well in Japan. Rules of Play. The following is WorldStump. There are some who may disagree with certain rules.
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