GAME SETUP: Divide into 2 teams (1-2 players per team) and choose a cork color for your team. Each team will get 10 corks. Next, place the cups on the board according to the pattern shown above. Teams will stand approximately 5 steps back (one person measures using the heel to toe technique) from the Corkaine gameboard on opposite ends (or the same side if playing in a confined location) and place down their spot markers to mark their shooting distance. Gameplay begins after one quick round of paper-rock-scissors to determine which team goes first.
GAMEPLAY: Teams take turns shooting their corks one at a time at the cups on the gameboard while FIRST trying to win the opposing team’s SYMBOL cup (YELLOW or ORANGE cup). See cup rules above. Once all corks have been shot by both teams, the round ends and both teams approach the gameboard to see if either team won the other’s SYMBOL cup. If no team has won the other team’s SYMBOL cup at the end of the round, then rounds of gameplay continue until your opponent’s SYMBOL cup is won. Any cups won before you win your opposing team’s SYMBOL cup are void and cannot be won. However, once your team wins your opposing team’s SYMBOL cup, only then can your team now try to win the rest of the cups (BLACK cups) that are part of your opponent’s team flag. Rounds of gameplay continue until ALL of the cups of your opponent’s flag are won off of the gameboard at which time the game is over. The first team to accomplish this wins Capture The Flag.
TIE-BREAKER RULES: If the game ends in a tie, a sudden death round is used as the tie-breaker. In a sudden death round, all cups are removed from the gameboard and one BLACK cup is placed in the middle of the board. The first team to win that single BLACK cup (determined at the end of the sudden death round and after all corks have been shot by both teams) wins the tie-breaker and the game!