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How to find the penny in a Find It game

Updated on November 24, 2012

Find it Demonstration

Shaking techniques that help find the penny

If you have ever played the Find-it game that holds dozens of tiny items among multi-colored beads, you know how frustrating it can be to find the penny. These suggestions, however, make it possible to move the penny from deep inside the cylinder to where a person can find the penny.

The good people at Find-it games know how to keep the penny hidden. It is placed in the center of the cylinder where there is the least amount of movement. The key to finding the penny is to move it from the center to where it can be seen.

Hold the cylinder at the center. Then, twist it back and forth rapidly. This should push the beads to the ends of the cylinder and leave a dent in the center. Once you have created this dent in the middle, search it for the penny. If none is visible, twist the cylinder a quarter turn and repeat.

If you are getting good movement, but still not having any luck, try moving your hands slightly off center to form a dent in another part of the cylinder.

Reading the Date

If you've ever visited Find-it games' site, you know that to verify you have found the penny, they want you to report the mint date on the penny. Even seeing the penny is an accomplishment, but it can be especially difficult to read the year on it.

The key to reading the year is minimal movement. Because the penny and beads are a similar weight, it is very easy for the penny to slip back beneath the surface. Very small movements can move the obstructing beads enough to allow you to read the year without it submerging below the beads again.

If you do lose it, don't fret, just use the shaking technique to find it again.

New Find It Games

If you've mastered one of the Find It games, it may be time to buy a new Find it game. They have new ones such as Find It Sports Edition and Find It Beach Edition. And they all make great gifts. Buy one for your niece or nephew and your sibling will thank you for giving them something quiet and engrossing to do.


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    8 years ago

    I found the penny in all three find it games! Thank you!

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    8 years ago

    fter years of looking for it.....I found the penny!!! Thank you, you are awesome

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    hot stuff 

    8 years ago


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    8 years ago

    Still cant find it!

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    sean glass 

    8 years ago

    i can not the penny..........:(

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    8 years ago

    thanks for the tips,just bullseye swimsuit and penny to find,,great puzzle with endless fun!!!

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    Heather & Pete Alden 

    8 years ago

    Thank You. The bullseye & swimsuit as well as the penny all surfaced!!

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    8 years ago

    thankyou i found the penny


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