Ah, the 1990s. A simpler time when all you needed for a good time was a can of Coke and a few cents for the games at the local carnival.
Carnival games were a staple of their childhood for many of the 1990s kids in Singapore. During those times, game stalls and amusement parks popped up all over the island. While some of these carnival games have since faded into obscurity, others remain as popular as ever.
Many carnival-goers enjoy trying their hand at this Fishing Game. The objective is to use a pole to hook up the plastic fishes/ducks that are floating in a pool of water. There are many variations of this game, such as catching a set amount of fishes/ducks within the time limit or reeling in a special-coloured fish/duck.
While it may sound easy, it’s actually rather hard to win a prize as you’re competing with so many other individuals. It is truly a test of your skill and luck if you can reel in a prize!
The anticipation of tossing, finally seeing the ring fit around the bottleneck, followed by the collective cheers of the crowd when someone finally succeeds is truly addictive. Even if you don't win, it's still enjoyable to watch the ring bounce off the bottles and land in all sorts of interesting positions.
So, the next time you pass by a carnival in Singapore, be sure to give this traditional carnival game a try!
Feed the Clown is another popular traditional carnival game. Players must use their aim and accuracy to throw a fixed number of balls, and each ball that goes into a clown's mouth counts as one point. This game is simple but addictive, and it's easy to see why it was (and still is) such a hit with carnival-goers of all ages.
Ball pits are a staple of any good carnival. What could be more fun than diving into a sea of colourful plastic balls? Many ball pits also have slides or other obstacles, making them even more exciting to play in. From medium ball pits that can fit 10 children to mega ball pits that can fit 30 individuals, they are truly the ultimate way to have fun.
Bouncy castles are one of the most popular attractions at carnivals and fairs in Singapore. Often resembling a castle or other fun themes like dinosaurs, they are large inflatable structures filled with air, which makes it possible for children to bounce around on the surface—just like a trampoline! Sometimes, they also come with slides, obstacle courses, and ball pits.
From shooting hoops to knocking down tin cans, a carnival is definitely not complete without these classic games that were a blast to play! There is always something magical about them that set them apart from other childhood games. Perhaps it was the vibrant colours and festive music of the carnival that made them so inviting or the promise of winning a prize that was just out of reach. What other games do you remember?
While the times may have changed, the appeal of these carnival games remains strong. At The Carnival Fair, we offer a wide variety of games for rental in Singapore, so there is sure to be something for everyone. Whether you're looking for traditional classics like bouncy castles and ball pits or something more modern like arcade machines and fringe activities, we have you covered at wholesale prices, with no third-party fees. All our equipment is also cleaned and sanitised before being delivered.
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