How do you play conkers? Top tips and how-to guide!

It's a great game!

The game of conkers has been around for decades, but do you know how to play?

It’s really easy! Two players, each with a conker threaded on a piece of string or a shoelace, take it in turns to hit each other’s conker, until there is only one left.

With the help of a grown up, select your conker and make a hole through the middle of it with a drill.

Then, thread a strong piece of string about 25cm long through the hole and tie a knot at one end. That’s so the conker doesn’t fall through.

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Each player takes it in turns to hit the opponents conker with theirs. Whilst your conker is being hit, you need to keep it perfectly still!

The game goes on in turns until one or other of the two conkers falls from the string!

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