Large, flat surfaces seem to be at a premium these days. The only available place in which we could set up this course was my kitchen. This required removing appliances and dinnerware while planning a few days worth of meals that didn't require cooking.
We tried to make this temporary inconvenience worth our while by spending the next two nights planning some new and elaborate stunts from the very start.
The course begins with a zipline that seems to float all the way across the room and into a cabinet. A pair of ramps lead onto the refrigerator and back into the cabinet. A Slinky serves as a flexible chute that directs a ping-pong ball into more dominoes on the countertop.
Dominoes continue to branch out in every direction, passing over the sink and across the stove. A spiral is triggered on the round kitchen table along the way.
The action moves to a windowsill and a platform supported by a keyboard stand. The trail goes back and forth several times before returning to the counter so a golf ball can roll down a long carpet tube and begin the floor show.
Upon hitting the ground running, the familiar toilet paper trick once again makes an appearance. Next is a battery of batteries that roll across the (same color as the dominoes, thereby making them hard to see in these photos) floor.
The domino course becomes more than just a visual experience when the sounds of crashing cymbals fills your ears. A perplexing maze of bridges follows, with dominoes looping over and under every step.
Things wind down with a winding path that zigzags around much larger dominoes. The jumbo versions fall over the small ones after they have fallen. The finale consists of a four pound hammer launching a ball several feet into the air.