Instructions for a Tricky Triangle

By Christina Martinez

The Tricky Triangle is another name for a triangle Peg-Board game that consists of 15 holes and 14 pegs. The triangle is usually made of wood and the pegs come in colorful plastics. It's a one-player game, but challenge your friends by seeing who can remove the most pegs. At some restaurants, this game is sitting at each table for guests to test their brain while waiting for their food.

Place all the pegs into the holes, leaving one hole open. It is up to you where you would like to keep the open hole.

Move one peg at a time by jumping over one other peg into an empty hole.

Remove each peg that has been jumped. Your goal is to leave one peg left on the board. If you are unable to jump anymore pegs, the game is over.

Count how many pegs you have left on the board. The board will tell you what level you are by how many pegs you have left on the board.

About the Author

Christina Martinez has been writing professionally since 2007. She's been published in the California State University at Fullerton newspaper, "The Daily Titan." Her writing has also appeared in "Orange County's Best" magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and print journalism from California State University.