"Now, when you think of Skittles, you think of sweaty old men, huddled in the corner of a pub, dribbling over warm beer. But our game of skittles isn't like that, no, no, no, no, no."
— Craig Charles
Skittles was one of the Trial events that featured during the second series of Robot Wars. Contestants would have to take on groups of barrels and attempt to knock over as many as possible in the time allowed. The House Robots would patrol the arena but there was a triangular 'exclusion zone' where the barrels were situated which the House Robots could not enter. The robot that knocked down the fewest barrels would be eliminated.