"A game of skill for 2 to 6 adults or streetwise kids. "Have you got the nerve or the cunning? One wrong bid, one bad trade and it could be... TOUGH LUCK! "Each player pays £10,000 into a common pool which will increase as the game proceeds and eventually will be taken by the winner. "Starting with the youngest player, players take turns to draw a ball from the Ball-a-matic, which is passed in a clockwise direction. "The first player to complete a straight line of 5 balls in either a vertical, horizontal or diagonal direction on his/her board is the winner." Alex Randolph and "Mediaplay" are credited with the design of the ball-dispensing device. It is not clear who designed the game around it.