by Mike Jones
Looking for a fun yard game that the whole family can play this summer? Whether you need an outdoor game for a family reunion, barbecue with friends, or just something to keep the kiddos occupied, ladder ball makes a great choice that everyone can enjoy. Also known as ladder toss or ladder golf, this game is easy to play and every age group can have fun with it - from toddlers to grandparents.
If you're new to this fun backyard game, it's pretty simple - you just throw two balls connected by a string (called a "bola") at a ladder with three rungs. Different point values are assigned to each run of the ladder. What's cool about this game is that it's really all luck since you never know what the bola will do as it spins around the ladder rungs.
For a strategy, you can either offensively (by aiming to get the highest points in a round) or defensively (by knocking your opponent's bolas off the ladder). Keep on reading to learn about how to play ladder ball, various factors to consider when purchasing a set and some of the best balls.
Go Sports set is one of leading ladder ball game brands, in our opinion. This set comprises 2 PVC targets, a carrying bag, clear instructions and six bolas. Also, you can quickly assemble it. Moreover, it's appropriate for all family members.
Maranda Enterprises is worth your hard-earned money. It has a metal frame comprising of horizontal plastic bars. The game's unique design makes it ideal for two to four participants. Also, it has steel goal frames, three blue and three red bolas. You can quickly dismantle it. Its carrying bag eases its transportation. Moreover, it's fit for persons above eight years who have passed specific tests.
Triumph Sports ladder is ideal for barbecues and tailgates. It comprises a complete base with high stability. Also, it has an efficient scoring system that allows one to make accurate scores. You can easily install the ladder as it doesn't require individual tools. Its gears have six bolas, three blue and three red bolas. Furthermore, the set comes with a cute carrying bag which facilitates its portability.
Ladder ball pro steel has a unique design which enables parents to play with their children hence providing unlimited fun. Due to its powder coati and rigid steel metal, the system has a long lifespan. It's easy to assemble and disassemble. Besides, it's packed in a comfortable carrying case. Moreover, the ASTM has certified the game brand.
Yard games sets comprise detailed instructions, premium targets, a polyester carrier bag and six bolas. Also, it has quality balls and a rope which authenticates the game. Any person of any age will surely enjoy playing with it. It's suitable for tailgating and barbecue camps.
You can never get bored with the Triumph Sports toss. It comprises ladder, play and washer bag tosses that increase the players' interaction. The set has 18.5 by 28 inches wooden platforms for the bag toss and washer toss. Also, comprises light PVC material that is easy to install and transport. Moreover, there are 5-inch toss bags, six metal washers, four blue and four red rubber bolas. All the game pieces nicely fit in a carrying case that you can strap on your shoulder.
A standard ladder game is easy to learn with particular equipment. The Sportcraft set from Crown Sporting enables new players to enjoy the game. Also, it provides unlimited family fun. The brand comprises two vertical ladder targets which measure 24 by 40 inches. Also, it has three blue and three red bolas. You can quickly assemble and carry its PVC framework. Moreover, the set is fit for players older than 14 years.
Interactive games make outdoor events thrilling. You should choose a game which everyone can comfortably participate. Ladder ball games are an ideal selection to pass the time with friends. Also, when purchasing the game set, focus on its affordability, assembling process and quality.
Ladder ball game entails connecting two balls with a string at a ladder and throwing them. The ladder should have three rungs. Every rung has varying point values, usually 3, 2 and 1. When playing the game, you can opt to be on the offensive or defensive. Besides, you can choose to focus on getting the most points in a given round or knocking off an opponent's bolas.
To win, you need both luck and skill. Often, you aren't aware of what happens next as the bolas spins rapidly around a ladder. Also, it's a fair game since one can compete with anyone as you knock off, bounce up or drop the bolas into a ladder. Usually, the winner is the first person to reach a score of 21 points.
Want to take your game to the next level? Check out the video below for some tips on improving your game play.
About Mike Jones
As a child of the 80's, my fondest gaming memories are playing Pitfall, Frogger, Kaboom! and Chopper Command on our old Atari 8600. These days I've been rocking the Nintendo Classic and learning some new card and board games with the family."