- A wooden stake (or the like)
- As many ropes as the number of players
- Markings on the floor for an obstacle course
The ropes are bound to the wooden stake so that they point away from the stake in a star pattern.
An obstacle course is set up or adumbrated on the floor.
The participants form a circle and take one rope each. By giving the rope a tug, the wooden stake starts floating above the ground and moves towards the direction of the strongest tug.
Next, the stake has to pass through the obstacle course. In order to achieve this, the players have to pull the ropes together in such a way that the stake moves following the course. The stake should neither touch the floor, nor touch the course.
- The game Egg's crane is structured similarly and has a comparable aim.