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A look at non-traditional games: Lawn Games
A search on Amazon.com for “Lawn Games” yields more than 2,100 results.
They’re popular, easy to play and most importantly, affordable.
Bocce, croquet, ladder toss, horseshoes, and badminton are just a handful of the most common lawn games on the market. The beauty of these games is their simplicity. They’re easy to play, easy to set up and most don’t require much athletic skill. Anybody can play them from children to senior citizens, and everyone can enjoy it.
One game growing in popularity—particularly at tailgates—is ladder toss. Sometimes called ladder ball or golf toss, ladder toss is affordable (generally about $30) and also easy to make.
The game involves a pair of three-rung ladders and a set of three bolas for each team. The object of the game is to toss your bola on the ladder. Points are awarded depending on which rung of the ladder the bola wraps around.
Ladder toss can be made with PVC pipe, rope and golf balls, or it can be bought at a sporting goods store.
Kurt Bopp is assistant editor/web for Central Penn Parent. His favorite lawn game is badminton, though he does enjoy a good round of croquet.
Dunham’s Sports, 800 East High St., Carlisle: http://www.dunhamssports.com/