Ring Toss

Game Rules

Player is given three rings to toss at the target. The goal is to land one of the rings onto a peg on the game board.

Game Description

The game board measures 30″ wide and 36″ long. We’ve used 1/2″ plywood, but you may use 3/4″ plywood as well.
Four or five 3/8″ holes are drilled into the game board, where the pegs will be placed.
The game board is then painted.
The stand at the back of the game board (see pictures) is made of 3/4″ plywood, and measures 29″ long and 12.75″ wide. This is attached with a piano hinge.
The base that the game sits on is made of 1/2″ plywood and measures 48″ long and 24″ wide. Two pieces of 2 x 2 scrap wood are used to hold it in place (see pictures). These may be from 6″ to 12″ in length.
The pegs typically come in a package of 12 and are called shaker pegs.
1/4″ Holes are drilled at the bottom of the shaker pegs and hanger bolts attached.
The pegs are held in place with 1/4″ wing nuts.
We find that 4″ rings seem to be the right size for this game.

Material List

  • 36″ x 30″ sheet of 1/2″ or 3/4″ plywood
  • 29.5″ x 12.75″ board (3/4″ thick)
  • 48″ x 24″ plywood, 1/2″ thick
  • Scrap 2 x 2 wood, 24″ in length
  • 1 package of shaker pegs
  • Five 1/4″ harbor bolts
  • Five 1/4″ wing nuts
  • 12″ piano hinge
  • Paint as needed
  • Three 3.5″ or 4″ rings available at a carnival supply company












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Hey Jack, Thanks so much.

My 7 year old daughter just climbed on my lap and we watched some of your videos together.

There are some games I know I could do in time for my son's birthday.

Love it!

Jill M