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There was a game that appeared in a few episodes of Nichijou (not familiar with the original manga) where there was a bunch of circular (wooden?) discs stacked and a small hammer was used to try to strike one out, and I assume the object is to do so without toppling the stack.

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Was this a made up game for the series or is it a real game? What is it called?

  • i believe it was not a game ment to knock the other out !!! :P you just have to knock out one of the discs till the head reaches bottoms. if it falls you lose – Dimitri mx Apr 13 '13 at 17:56
  • @Dimitrimx I know you're not supposed to hit the other person with the block (was the only screenshot I could find), by "knock one out", I mean knock it off the stack. – Jon Lin Apr 13 '13 at 18:02
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The game is called Daruma Otoshien.wikipedia (だるま落としja.wikipedia)

Let me quote Japanese Wikipedia, since the text on English Wikipedia might be inaccurate at the time of writing of this post.

弾丸の先端に形状が似ただるまの下に、薄い円柱を数段重ね、それを横から1段ずつ木槌で叩いて抜き、倒れないようにうまく一番上のだるまを落とすという玩具・遊びである。胴を素早くたたくのがコツである。

Rough translation (I'd appreciate it if someone can edit it with a better translation):

(Skipped text) Under the daruma head are several thin cylinder pieces stacked on top of each other. The game involves hitting the thin cylinder pieces from the side with a mallet one by one, bringing down the daruma head without the rest toppling over. The trick is to hit the body quickly.

Image retrieved from Wikipedia at File:Darumaotoshi.JPG

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