Pallina Dropping Ball Game

Pallina is a suspenseful and strategic game that's fun for the whole family.

$36.50

Don't Drop The Ball!

Pallina is a fun, suspenseful and strategic game that's fun for the whole family! Each player chooses a color. The object of the game is to remove your color sticks from the basket without letting any of your color balls fall. The winner of the game is the player who has the most balls in the basket by the end. Made of sustainable bamboo in China.

Includes 1 basket, 20 bamboo sticks, 16 wooden balls, 1 purple felt mat, and 1 reusable storage box.

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WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Ages
4 and up
Made from
felt, recycled bamboo root, cardboard
Measurements
11" H x 8.5" dia.
Notes
2-4 players.
Item ID
18297

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
UncommonGoodsPallina Dropping Ball Game
 
4.3

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging play (24)
  • Entertaining (21)
  • Promotes strategic thinking (18)
  • Good instructions / manual (16)
  • Educational (14)

Cons

  • Simple play (3)

Best Uses

  • Family (25)
  • Adults (6)
  • Group activity (3)
  • Indoor (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (16), Grandparent (6), Educator (4), Avid gamer (3), Child care provider (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (24), No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Loads of fun!

I got this as a Father's day gift for my husband, knowing that he would like something that would promote family time. We all love this game! It is simple enough for our...Read complete review

I got this as a Father's day gift for my husband, knowing that he would like something that would promote family time. We all love this game! It is simple enough for our five year old to play and provides enough entertainment for the whole family. We all enjoyed playing this game over and over.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I doubt the kids will play with it much

Purchased for my 4 kids for family game nights. Their ages are 14, 12, 6, and 3. I had hoped it would be something they could all enjoy despite their varying ages...Read complete review

Purchased for my 4 kids for family game nights. Their ages are 14, 12, 6, and 3. I had hoped it would be something they could all enjoy despite their varying ages and skill levels.

The first thing we noticed as we were inserting the sticks is that the basket is constructed of fairly flimsy, thin wood. We were concerned about breaking the slats of the basket accidentally. We also noticed that it wasn't easy to get the sticks to stay in place - they either slid out too easily, or we were concerned about breaking the basket by wedging them in too tightly.

Once the sticks were in place, we dropped the balls in on top and immediately realized that playing the game would take less than 2 minutes per round. This was after it took us more like 5 minutes to set it up.

During play, we had a hard time finding a way to play the game that was easy to keep up with. We tried assigning one color stick to each player, but couldn't figure out a goal. Was the goal to remove all your sticks without making a ball fall? Was the goal to make sure your color balls did not fall? Was it to make sure they did fall? Was the goal to keep count of how many balls each player dropped while removing sticks? It was difficult to keep count of how many balls fell each time since they come down quickly, unless you're writing it down, forget it.

In the end, I think this game was a disappointment for the price. My guess is that if we ever get it out again, the basket will get broken within a couple of uses. I wouldn't buy this again.

Reviewed by 35 customers

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5.0

Great toy for family fun! Great customer service!

By 

from Ashland, MA

About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging
  • Fun
  • Interactive
  • Promotes Learning

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Group Activity
    • Imaginative Play
    • Indoor
    • Special Needs

    Comments about UncommonGoods Pallina Dropping Ball Game:

    Great family "toy." Excellent educational toy - problem solving, eye-hand coordination, color recognition, etc.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
     
    4.0

    Fast game, fun to play

    By 

    from Ravena, New York

    About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Group Activity
      • Indoor

      Comments about UncommonGoods Pallina Dropping Ball Game:

      My son is three and he has fun with this and it is a good tool to teach that you cannot win every time. He does grow bored with it and is not yet sophisticated enough to plan the "correct" sticks to pull, but this game will grow with him.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, Yes
       
      5.0

      Family fun

      By 

      from Kansas City

      About Me Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Engaging
      • Fun
      • Great for all
      • Great for all ages
      • Interactive
      • Promotes Learning

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Group Activity
        • Imaginative Play
        • Indoor

        Comments about UncommonGoods Pallina Dropping Ball Game:

        Plays fast so no one gets bored. Great for entire age spread.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
         
        2.0

        I doubt the kids will play with it much

        By 

        from Atlanta GA

        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Pallina Dropping Ball Game:

            Purchased for my 4 kids for family game nights. Their ages are 14, 12, 6, and 3. I had hoped it would be something they could all enjoy despite their varying ages and skill levels.

            The first thing we noticed as we were inserting the sticks is that the basket is constructed of fairly flimsy, thin wood. We were concerned about breaking the slats of the basket accidentally. We also noticed that it wasn't easy to get the sticks to stay in place - they either slid out too easily, or we were concerned about breaking the basket by wedging them in too tightly.

            Once the sticks were in place, we dropped the balls in on top and immediately realized that playing the game would take less than 2 minutes per round. This was after it took us more like 5 minutes to set it up.

            During play, we had a hard time finding a way to play the game that was easy to keep up with. We tried assigning one color stick to each player, but couldn't figure out a goal. Was the goal to remove all your sticks without making a ball fall? Was the goal to make sure your color balls did not fall? Was it to make sure they did fall? Was the goal to keep count of how many balls each player dropped while removing sticks? It was difficult to keep count of how many balls fell each time since they come down quickly, unless you're writing it down, forget it.

            In the end, I think this game was a disappointment for the price. My guess is that if we ever get it out again, the basket will get broken within a couple of uses. I wouldn't buy this again.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No, No
             
            5.0

            Fun for the wholw family

            By 

            from Rverside, ca

            About Me Educator

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Instructions
            • Educational
            • Engaging Play
            • Entertaining
            • Promotes Strategic Thinking

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family

              Comments about UncommonGoods Pallina Dropping Ball Game:

              Came in very fast. Packaged well

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Love it !!!

              By 

              from Lake villa , illinois

              About Me Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Entertaining
              • Super

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family

                Comments about UncommonGoods Pallina Dropping Ball Game:

                Package was great !! This birthday book is a super idea. Very nicely done .

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                More difficult to set up than play!

                By 

                from Venice CA

                About Me Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Simple Play

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Pallina Dropping Ball Game:

                    disappointing

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Pallina Dropping Ball Game

                    By 

                    from Sheboygan Falls WI

                    About Me Child Care Provider, Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Engaging Play
                    • Entertaining
                    • Promotes Strategic Thinking

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Pallina Dropping Ball Game:

                      The children who played with this game thought it was very fun!

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Delivery was prompt. The product arrived in excellent condition. I did not use customer service.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Fun Family game

                      By 

                      from Bozeman,MT

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Engaging Play
                      • Entertaining

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Pallina Dropping Ball Game:

                        Fun for the whole family
                        Fast Shipping

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No, No

                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Loads of fun!

                        By 

                        from Clearfield, UT

                        About Me Parent

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Engaging Play
                        • Entertaining
                        • Promotes Strategic Thinking

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Adults
                          • Family

                          Comments about UncommonGoods Pallina Dropping Ball Game:

                          I got this as a Father's day gift for my husband, knowing that he would like something that would promote family time. We all love this game! It is simple enough for our five year old to play and provides enough entertainment for the whole family. We all enjoyed playing this game over and over.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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