5 Summer Perfect Lawn GamesJenjo Games
5 Summer Perfect Lawn Games
At your next summer gathering, party like it’s 1399 with these five (really) old-school games. These backyard games will have you channeling ancient Olympians in an attempt to “Be Like Mikkos.”
GARDEN QUOITS: A Form of Recreation
Quoits (koits, kwoits, kwaits) is a traditional game which involves the throwing of metal, rope or rubber rings over a set distance, usually to land over or near a spike (sometimes called a hob, mott or pin). The sport of quoits encompasses several distinct variations.
The history of quoits is disputed. One theory often expressed is that the sport evolved as a formalized version of horseshoes, which is a sport that involves pitching a horseshoe at a spike in the ground.\
Garden Quoits game exists largely as a form of recreation, or as a game of skill found typically at fairgrounds and village fetes. Now this game is popular all over the World.
ADULT CROQUET: Yard Game of Olympians
In a brief and singular moment of glory, 10 world-class strikers went wicket-for-wicket in a quest for the gold during the Paris-hosted 1900 summer Olympics.
Two, four or six players use a mallet to drive balls through a course of six or nine metal wickets. The first to complete the course and hit a center peg wins.
Today’s Adult Croquet rules vary by source. The most common versions include Association Croquet (also known as International Rules), American Rules Croquet, Nine-Wicket Croquet and Golf Croquet.
BOCCE: Lawn-Bowling Bigly
Bocce is an old-fashioned game of Throwing This at That.
Dating back to ancient Rome, or possibly to when humans evolved thumbs, the object of this game is simple: throw big, heavy balls (bocces) toward a single, small target ball (a pallino or jack). Bocce closest to pallino wins.
Also called lawn bowling, today’s version uses eight bocces and one pallino. The game is played between either two individuals or two teams of up to four people, proving Throwing This at That is as entertaining now as it was thousands of years ago.
LADDER GOLF: A New Kid on the Block
By comparison, ladder golf is in its infancy. Invented just 40 years ago, this is a game of many names: ladder toss, redneck golf, hillbilly horseshoes, bolo polo, flingy ball, monkey ball and a dozen more.
Invented in the era of mullets and bitchin’ Camaros, it’s thought this game burst onto the scene in the late 1980s or early 90s.
Players use two golf balls linked via a cord, and throw toward the receptacle: A glorified laundry drying rack. Where the balls catch and hang determines a player’s score.
CORNHOLE: Very Competitive Game
Cornhole game was first played during the 14th century in Germany, then rediscovered in the hills of Kentucky. It even has its own national championships on ESPN. Pretty impressive!!
This game is a one of the very competitive game among summer perfect lawn games with a great throwing skill and technique. Players take turns throwing their corn bags at the cornhole game platform until a player reaches the score of 21 points. A corn bag in the hole scores 3 points, while a corn bag on the platform scores 1 point. Scoring can be swift and the lead may change hands several times in a match before the winner is decided. This is a great game to be setup in the backyard, beach,hallway, local park or on the neighborhood street. Cornhole game is also a fantastic game for all ages 3+.
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