Skittles Table

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Project by DustyMark posted 12-24-2014 11:00 PM 3349 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My step kids (in their twenties) grew up playing Skittles at their grandparents house. I made this for them to play while they visit our home. It was a big hit. The table is solid birch. The pins are made from maple, coca bola, purple heart, ebony, and another orange-colored exotic wood.

The spinning top knocks down the pins for various points depending on the location. It’s a fun family game. The taper of the pins must be on a curve or they will block the top too much. Turning the pins and tops was trickier than I expected.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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Phil B.

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#1 posted 12-25-2014 03:15 AM

Great job Mark. I grew up with one in or home as well, but it was 6’ x 2’ I replicated a smaller version using my Dad’s old lathe. I won the Toy Contest that year. It’s still at the cottage and friends and Grandchildren all play with it.

-- Phil, DWG files at

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#2 posted 12-26-2014 05:31 AM

I love that game! It makes me think of the holidays at Grandpa’s house. Great job to recreate this classic game.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 12-26-2014 06:03 AM

Phil and Willie,

Thanks. We’ve had a fun time playing it since Christmas eve. I plan to turn more tops since each one has its own attributes. My wife has knocked down both 50’s and the 100 pin three times…can’t figure out her secret!

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#4 posted 12-26-2014 12:55 PM

I’ve never heard of this game. It looks pretty neat.
Thanks for sharing it!

-- Ray

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#5 posted 07-28-2017 11:43 PM

We have a set of this game – it’s pretty fun! Nice work.

-- joefiz, Virginia

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#6 posted 07-29-2017 12:11 AM

Thanks! We moved it in a more permanent position upstairs and use it more that way.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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