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We are the origin of a very unique entertainment service: that in the nature of providing persons an opportunity to participate in a game in which participants drive nails into wood. The following literary material is a copyright of our Hammer-Schlagen® brand, and a version is registered with the United States Copyright Office. We have displayed it in conjunction with our nail driving competitions since 1999, and it is also promulgated by our franchises:

Hammerschlagen Rules© (as currently published)

Hammerschlagen Rules©

  • Each player purchases a nail to start the game
  • Men use one hand only, ladies have the option of using two hands
  • Grip the hammer behind the red safety line
  • Must use wedge end of the hammer to strike the nail
  • Wedge end of the hammer must be on the wood and touching the nail to start
  • Player has one continuous swing at nail per turn, if the nail is not driven flush into the log then the hammer is passed to the next player
  • Arc of hammer swing can be no higher than the players ear
  • If the nail bends, the player can move to any position around the table to strike the nail for their next turn, or the nail may be straightened and counted as a turn
  • To win, the nail must be flush or below the surface of the wood
  • No body parts or foreign objects on the table (bottles and glasses)
  • The Game Master has the right to refuse play to any person before, during or after a game
  • Local rules may also apply at the discretion of the game master
  • "Play At Your Own Risk"
  • Have A Good Time!

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