This game has been redesigned since I was a kid in the 80's. Now the sticks are too small so they slide out of the holes without even touching them. The tower now clips together and is so loose that it wobbles as the kids try to pull a stick out. When putting the marbles in, the sticks (being so small) slide out. When the tower is turned to the next player's slot, it comes apart in the kids' hands and the sticks fall out with marbles.
Love the game, but there are a few dislikes. We did not like that you have to turn the top every time it is someone elses turn, we also didn't like that the sticks bent so easily, and were a hassle to get in the holes.