Pumpkin Drop is a super spooky Halloween version of one of our favorite games, Donut Drop. Just have a student yell, "Drop!" and watch as their pumpkin bounces through the pegs and hopefully lands in one of five boxes on the floor. The coolest part about this game is that you can hit a button that completely slows down time in the game! This is perfect for those moments when it looks like the pumpkin is about to fall into a box. Just hit the button and everything runs in slow motion! It's a ton of fun!
HOW TO PLAY
Just hit the spacebar to drop a pumpkin. If you want to slow down time, hit the enter key on your keyboard. When you want to return to normal speed, hit the enter key again. That's it! Super easy!
Like most (if not all) of our games, you can make up the rules and gameplay. Here's how a basic game would work:
Select a few students to compete for a box of pumpkins for them and their friends. One by one, have them yell, "Drop!" when they want their pumpkin to drop. Just have the person, who is operating the computer, hit the spacebar. The small, green box is worth 10 points. The two yellowish boxes are worth 5 points each. Finally, the two large, red boxes are worth 3 points each. Allow each student to drop 3 pumpkins. The person with the most points wins!
Note: The more pumpkins on the floor means the better chance someone has to make theirs in a box. So, you can either allow each person to drop 3 pumpkins, but everyone has to take turns dropping one pumpkin at a time, or you can have someone drop their three pumpkins, add up their score, then hit "r" on the keyboard to clear the pumpkins for the next person. Otherwise, the person, who is last to drop their pumpkins, will have a huge advantage over other pumpkin droppers.
Another note: Just like in real life, carrying too many pumpkins at once will slow you down. For the best performance, avoid having more than 5 pumpkins bouncing around at the same time.