What makes Cornhole so beloved? Why are beer gardens, backyards and beaches littered with bags and boards? What is the best throwing grip? Are there any little known game specific terms I should be using to impress my friends and/or make me look like a nerd? Does Cornhole offer any alternate scoring or games?
Ladder Ball is a recently popular game in backyard, beach, and tailgate entertainment. The sport combines underhand throws, three tier vertical targets and bolas in which to toss. Ladder ball can be played one on one or with teams of two. Point are scored by landing your colored bolas onto the rungs of the ladder target. This game is often referred to as Ladder Golf or Ladder Toss as well.
Horseshoes is known to be fiercely competitive and takes a strong arm to reach the stakes with the heavy steel shoes. For these and several other reasons, Horseshoes is one our most favorite yard and beach sports. The steel on steel "CLANK!" of horseshoe and stake is just magnificent to hear whether you're watching or playing.
Croquet (Kro-kay) is for everyone young and old; fancy and plain. One may think a perfectly manicured lawn and a precise wicket arrangement are necessary to play the game. Wrong. In fact, any front or back yard will suffice, and the wicket placement is completely up to the players. In further fact, much of the fun is plotting a new, never played before wicket course.