How to Play

A Fun, Easy-To-Play Game Room & Tailgating Game for Adults and Kids.

The concept is simple. Slide 30 round pucks, one at a time, into four different scoring slots and tally your score! Not your cup of tea? We always encourage our gamers to make up their OWN house rules! Sometimes that's the best way to play.

Game Directions

 

  • Round up the players! Lucky Pucks can be played by any size group.
  • Determine who is going first and what score you will be playing to. When just starting out, we suggest playing to 500 until you get the hang of it.
  • On each turn, one player at a time slides all 30 pucks toward the scoring slots.
  • Once all the pucks have been thrown, determine the player’s score.
  • Each player then takes their turn: Player 1, Player 2, Player 3 and then back to Player 1, etc.
  • Play proceeds until the first player reaches the target score and all players have taken the same number of turns.
Lucky Pucks game board with custom steer design

General Rules

Once a puck passes the fault line, it is in play. If a puck goes into the field of play and comes back past the front of the fault line, it is taken off the board and is out of play until the next player’s turn.

If the puck never makes it past the back of the fault line on a slide, it can be slid again. Any puck leaving the board after being slid, regardless of passing the fault line, is removed from the field of play until the next player’s turn.

How Do You Score?

Each puck is worth the value of the scoring slot it lands in. Each individual puck can be worth 1, 2, 3 or 4 points. In order to score, a puck must slide through the scoring slot. It cannot bounce over the scoring line. If a puck bounces over the scoring line, it is removed from the field of play until the next player’s turn.

Pucks must be fully past the front of the scoring line to count. At the end of a turn, a player can run a dead puck along the front of the scoring line to determine if the puck does, in fact, count. If while running the dead puck along the front of the scoring line – the puck in question moves, it does not count. If it does not move, it is scored as the point value of that slot.

Lucky Pucks game board with Texas 811 custom graphic
Close up of wooden game board, Lucky Pucks

Bonus Points and Stacking

Any five pucks in a single scoring slot are worth a total of 100 points. When pucks are scored this way, you do NOT include their original value from the scoring slot. For example, five pucks in the 4-point slot would be worth 100 points, not 20.

Once there are five pucks in a scoring slot, the player can ask for them to be stacked. An opposing player must stack them when requested. However, all pucks must be past the back of the scoring line. Even though it will count for points if it is beyond the front of the scoring line, it does not have to be stacked until the entire puck is past the back of the scoring line.

When Is the Game Over and Who Wins?

Play ends after the first player reaches the target score and ALL players have taken the same number of turns. Once these conditions are met, the winner is the player with the highest score.

For example, let's take a game to 500 points with 3 players. If player 1 was to get to 500 first, player 2 and 3 would have a final shot at finishing with a higher score. If player 2 reaches 500 first, only player 3 would get to go again. If player 3 reaches 500 first, then the game is over, and player 3 wins.

Close up of Lucky Pucks wooden game board

Teams

Our team play is the same as the individual play just combining the scores for all the players on each team. In this version, each team gets the same amount of turns, not necessarily each player.
Alright, now that you know how to play, let’s customize your own personal game board!