Plinko Rules

By Joshua Bailey

The all-American game show “The Price is Right” featured many interesting and mind boggling games that would allow contestant to win money. One game in particular may have received the most roars from the audience when announced because it was one of easiest ways to win up to $50,000. Plinko is the game, and winning is the game. Before you can play, you must follow these rules to earn your way to the top so you can send those Plinko chips to the bottom, and win big!

Win the Discs

The game begins with the contestant being given 1 Plinko chip as a freebee. Then, they are shown 4 different products, along with a description of each. With that, two different prices are shown for each product and you must choose the price you think correctly represents the cost of that product. If you are correct, you earn a Plinko chip. With the 1 free chip and 4 you are able to earn, you have a chance to drop 5 Plinko chips into the standing Plinko board. At that time, you can win up to $50,000 if you can drop each chip into the $10,000 slot! Keep in mind that the winnings at the bottom with the amount growing as it reach the center. the amounts work they way inward with each side identical. It begins with $100, then $500, then $1,000. But then, it has $0 on each side of the center spot which is $10,000.

After You Win the Discs

Once you have all of the Plinko chips you’ve earned, you make your way to the steps behind the top of the Plinko board. It stands upright about 10 feet high or so, and you choose which slot to drop the chips down one at a time. But, winning it isn’t that easy. You don’t actually “choose” to drop each chip down the $10,000 slot. The board is made up as a maze inside, and as the chips fall, they move from one peg to another shifting along the way. You may drop the disc on one side and it may end up on the very right side at the bottom. If a chip happens to get stuck, it will be removed and you have another chance to send it down the Plinko board.
So, as the disc falls, you watch it make its way down to the bottom. Remember where you dropped the chip so you can strategize where to drop it the next time if your current results are undesirable.

About the Author

Joshua Bailey resides in Pennsylvania and has been a professional writer since 2007. His writing focuses on topics in film, entertainment, music and religion. Bailey has been published on eHow and has written numerous articles for three universities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business and creative writing from Moravian College.