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Barrel of Octopuses

by sgraber, published

Barrel of Octopuses by sgraber Nov 20, 2012

Description

This game harkens back to the 1965 Barrel of Monkeys game originally made by Lakeside Toys (now made by Milton Bradley). Each game came with a colored barrel and twelve monkeys the same color as the barrel. The instructions of the game stated: "Dump monkeys onto table. Pick up one monkey by an arm. Hook other arm through a second monkey's arm. Continue making a chain. Your turn is over when a monkey is dropped."

My version uses twelve octopuses instead of monkeys and features a custom octopus graphic on both the top and bottom of the barrel. How many can you pick up?

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With as small as these octopuses are, I don't think it will be feasible to print the tentacles with them slightly elevated. I think the easier thing to do would be to heat each arm slightly with a heat gun and bend them up a bit.

Neat idea.

In the original, the monkeys' "hands" are like leaf-shaped blades, to facilitate getting them under and through openings in the pile.  Your octopuses arms actually curl back in a loop... that's going to make the game much more difficult to play.

You *can* pick up a monkey that's flat on the table... you're not going to do that with these octopuses.  Raising them up a bit, so that only the ends of the arms touch the table, would probably help this.  But I think you're going to need to redesign those arms to make it playable.  Take a good look at the Barrel O' Monkeys design and you'll see what I'm talking about.

LOL

Actually Wikipedia states: "plural: octopuses, octopi, or octopodes;" with octopuses the preferred plural.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O...

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Instructions

Download the "Barrel of Octopuses.zip" file. Print:

Barrel-bottom-octo.stl (1)
Barrel-top-octo.stl (1)
small-octos.stl (3)

See how many you can pick up!

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CarlCravens on Nov 20, 2012 said:

Neat idea.

In the original, the monkeys' "hands" are like leaf-shaped blades, to facilitate getting them under and through openings in the pile.  Your octopuses arms actually curl back in a loop... that's going to make the game much more difficult to play.

You *can* pick up a monkey that's flat on the table... you're not going to do that with these octopuses.  Raising them up a bit, so that only the ends of the arms touch the table, would probably help this.  But I think you're going to need to redesign those arms to make it playable.  Take a good look at the Barrel O' Monkeys design and you'll see what I'm talking about.

sgraber on Nov 20, 2012 said:

With as small as these octopuses are, I don't think it will be feasible to print the tentacles with them slightly elevated. I think the easier thing to do would be to heat each arm slightly with a heat gun and bend them up a bit.

Wired1 on Nov 20, 2012 said:

Octopi :)

sgraber on Nov 20, 2012 said:

LOL

Actually Wikipedia states: "plural: octopuses, octopi, or octopodes;" with octopuses the preferred plural.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O...

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