Whiplash from Lakeside (1966)

Company: Lakeside | Release date: 1966 | Ages: 7+ | # of players: 2 | Where to purchase: eBay

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Released in 1966, Whiplash was a double-action Skee-Ball game for two players. The game’s object was to be the first player to score exactly 100 points by shooting marbles into a series of concentric rings in the centre of the plastic game board.


At the start of each game, both players took each marble and scoring marker and placed them in the shooting and starting positions, respectively. Both players shot concurrently, as many times as they could, until they reached a scoring total of exactly 100 points. After shooting a marble into the ring, a score of 10, 20, or 30 points was recorded using the scoring marker before the player could shoot again.

A player scoring over 100 points was penalized and required to start again at zero. Inadvertently hitting the other player’s hand with a marble resulted in a free shot.


A complete game included the 8-inch x 16-inch playing board with two rubber shooting pins, two score markers, and two glass marbles. Instructions were printed on the inside of the box cover.


A lightly used copy of Whiplash is easy to source on the secondary market. The chaotic nature of gameplay could result in excessive wear-and-tear on the playing surface, so ensure your copy is free of scratches, cracks, and chips.

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