This is the basketball-based coin game, which used to be played on classroom desktops. Of course you can play on a table or simply on the floor. Once you have two players and a coin, you are ready to go.
Two players sit on opposite sides of the table. The first player to attack gets the coin. Each attack is made up of four steps: spinning, catching, making the basket, and shooting.
Spin: The attacker holds the coin vertically on the table with one finger. Then flicks it with another finger, causing it spin. Catch: Then the attacker tries to catch the spinning coin by capturing it between two thumbs. When the ‘ball’ is successfully captured, the attacker is ready to shoot. The basket: The opponent creates a basket by making a hole with his/her cupped hands. Shoot: The attacker, with hands on the desktop where he/she captured the coin, throws the coin to the basket. If the coin goes in, the attacker scores two points.
Each attack comes to an end after the shot is made, when the coin stops spinning, falls from the table, or cannot be captured by attacker during the spin. When an attack is over, now it’s the other player’s turn to attack.
It continues in this manner as players attack in turns.