This is one of my favorite outdoor games - Ladder Ball! We were introduced to this game by my cousins-in-law, Marc and Kerri. It's a really fun game that I like to think of as a modern horseshoes/bean bag game. Each player or team tosses bolos (rubber balls attached to rope); and at the ladder with the goal of wrapping it around one of the rungs. Each rung is worth a different value. There are several different ways to keep score but the way that we do is after each round you count up the number of points the player/team scored. You play to 21 -- no going over.
We found the best company and also the most affordable to get the game is by a company called Sportcraft. It's available through Amazon, Target, and Wal-Mart (that I know of). I've seen it priced anywhere from $25 - $35. The great thing about the game is it's portable. The game itself is made up a PVC piping that you just connect so it's easy to take with you to places like the beach, a friends house, or even tailgating at a football game. That's what we did last year.
You also may know this game as...
Norwegian Horseshoes, Ladder Golf, Snakes, Hillbilly Golf, Polish Golf, Tower Ball, Gladiator, Snake Toss, Ladder Toss, Rodeo Golf, Dingle Balls, Cowboy Golf, Redneck Golf, The Snake Game, Slither, Snakes & Ladders, Hillbilly Horsehoes, Flingy Ball, Norwegian Golf, Swedish Golf, Polish Horsehoes, Montana Golf, Lasso Golf, Australian Horseshoes, Ladder Game, Monkey Balls, Golfball Horseshoes, Arizona Golf Balls, Ball Dangle, Poor Mans Golf, Bolo Toss, even Testicle Toss!
Backyard and Patio Fun posted about a new version of this fabulous game called Spin-It Ladder Ball.
It may need to be our next backyard game purchase!