Hoopla or Hoop-la is a game we're sure you'll recognise from fair-grounds and school fetes. The object of the game is to throw a hoop over some kind of prize that's conveniently propped up on a small target pedestal or block.
As Hoopla is mainly played for fun there are various ways you can approach the game. It's up to you how many throws or hoops you let each person have and how strict you are with what constitutes a scoring hoop. For example some people say that the hoop has to not only go over the prize but clear all the corners of the block or pedestal too. Usually, with children playing Hoopla, you'd want them to win so you may decide to be a bit more forgiving. Three hoops per turn is a typical number for a standard Hoopla fairground stall but four or six hoops will give them more chance - it's up to you.
Click on the picture to enlarge.Hand-made in Britain
We have made available a Hoop-la starter set of 12 hoops and 6 bases but individual hoops, blocks and posts are also available to supplement the basic set, if you wish.
Unlike other hoopla sets we've seen, ours are designed with posts so that you have something to tie or prop up your prizes against. Without posts, the prizes move around and fall over and the game doesn't work well at all...
The Hoopla blocks and posts are sent unassembled and will need a quick tap with a hammer to slot them home. Cuddly toys are not included.
Hoopla block and post (suitable for 25cm hoops)
Set of 12 wooden Hoops for Hoopla (25cm diameter)
Hoopla game set (12 large hoops. 6 Hoopla blocks & posts)