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Nick Hayes
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I've been toying around with a game that uses a manual dexterity mechanic, and I'm curious how many other games use similar mechanics.

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What games involve tossing or throwing game pieces onto a board or tile whereby score is calculated from where or how the pieces land?

I started looking through the geek under "dexterity," but there are 213 pages of entries, and I fear that would take a good year off of my life. So I'm asking for your knowledgeable help.
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I tried to look into this a little bit when I was working on Connect the Dots: Build and Destroy!, although I was more focused on dexterity games using dice (especially PnP games). One that comes to mind is Zen Flower Showdown.
 
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Pass the Pigs is a game where you get points to both how they land and where they land in relation to each other.

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Elk Fest is a game that requires 'flicking' pieces to create a dry passage for your moose.
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More specifically...
Zen Flower Showdown is the kind of game I'm talking about.

But let me focus the search a bit more.

The game must involve throwing or tossing playing pieces onto a scoring area, and the score is determined by where the pieces land.
 
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Well, maybe this is also interesting: Cairo:
"Game about building pyramids. Your ship sails up and down the Nile, while you flick blocks, big blocks, and dice off the top of the ship hoping to get them to land at building sites. Then you can use blocks collected at the sites to build pyramids for more points, and the majority of blocks on a site gets the most points. Also, a die chooses which finger you have to use to flick the blocks. Kind of a golf/billiards/El Grande hybrid."


Gordon Lamont flicking a block
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Carcassonne: Expansion 7 – The Catapult is one such game but, the eponymous catapult is not strong enough; my kids can still retrieve the meeples.

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Clout Fantasy makes use of dexterity for tossing chips into a pseudo ccg style game. Not super fun though the element of chance (and skill) on the toss makes it fun in small doses.
 
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Tosenkyo is a game about throwing fans
Dart Wars is "risk with darts"
Bretonenboule is one that I've been looking for (and cannot find)

Crokinole, Sorry Sliders, Tumblin' Dice are similar (depending on your definition of 'throw')

Kubb, cornhole, washers, horseshoes, bocce, and ladder golf (although outside the scope of BGG) also meet your criterion
 
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Crokinole seemed to be obvious.
Some Icehouse-games of the dexterity-category might match.

Maybe Paleo?

Oh, and while it fits your requirements, it is outside the scope of BGG: Jeu de palets.

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thumbsupAlright, thanks for your input everyone. This is all very helpful.
 
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oneilljgf wrote:

Carcassonne: Expansion 7 – The Catapult is one such game but, the eponymous catapult is not strong enough; my kids can still retrieve the meeples.

Jim
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Exactly Carcassonne Catapult. Of course I am waiting anxiously when they will release the Die Macher Das Catapult. That would be fun!
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I still like 'Wadded paper balls at the wastebasket" and "Flicking playing cards into a hat."

Not to mention 'Spitballs at the Teacher"
 
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oneilljgf wrote:

Carcassonne: Expansion 7 – The Catapult is one such game but, the eponymous catapult is not strong enough; my kids can still retrieve the meeples.

Jim
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You obviously need to upgrade to Carcassonne: Trebuchet. Perhaps the onager or ballista would work as well.
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How about Carcassonne: The Gun.
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