1940's nostalgia game - Balance the ball on the track to score points Mercury, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto signify score zones Solid wood structure measures 18.25 inches long - Retro "Space Force" insignia printed on game board Includes felt pads for quieter landings, plastic end-caps on the metal bars, & one metal ball - 1.25 inch diameter Great gift or coffee table game to keep idle hands busy America has been "shooting-the-moon" long before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed there in 1969. This nostalgic game from the 1940's has been enjoyed for decades. Shoot the Moon is aptly named because the use of gravity to accelerate the ball on its path up the incline is the same principle used during lunar excursions to accelerate and decelerate the spacecraft. The simple concept of rolling the metal ball uphill by moving the chrome rails back and forth has captivated generations, and it isn't as easy as you think! The closer the ball drops to you, the more points you score. This engaging game will keep idle hands busy and will have you, your family, and your friends hooked! The game board is solid wood construction measuring 18.25 inches long, and the chrome rails have end caps that make it a joy to handle. The scoring and "Space Force" insignia is laser printed in a black retro design. The round scoring holes are lined with green billiard felt for quieter landings. High-quality construction makes it the kind of board game that can be past down from one generation to the next. This is a great gift that looks as inviting on the coffee table as it does on the bar-top at the local pub.
ABSOLUTE JUNK. I ordered three of these -- one for my young nephews, two for my adult daughters -- because it is such a fun and ageless game. In addition to the endless issues I had getting them delivered (six more plus a box of spare balls out lost who knows where), when they arrived they were missing SCREWS for assembly and in one case THE BALL. So, three boxes of total, disappointing, useless crap. For $23.62 each, plus shipping. Total. Utter. Garbage. Afte..