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Father's Day Follow-up

For those who read my week-long list of suggestions for dads of all kinds, you'll remember that there was one day devoted to sports. Although my man loves music and athletics, I opted for a fun game that we could enjoy as a family.


His gift was Ladderball. If you haven't heard of it yet, expect to, well, now. And, expect to hear more in the future as this bocce ball meets horseshoes meets knitting... just kidding, kind of. The object of the game is to throw your "bolo" (two balls connected with a rope)
and wrap it around one of three "rungs" of the "ladder."
The kids and I have been playing even while Daddy was at work today!
Each "rung" has a different point value, 1, 2, or 3. The first to 21 wins. My hubby and I even decided that we would supplement the scoring by giving extra point for throwing all three of your bolos on one rung OR extra points for one on each rung (you get three bolos per round).

This is a safe alternative to horseshoes which can be dangerous for young children, and a bit more engaging than bocce ball. Great for young, old, and everyone in between! This was a winner of a Father's Day gift.

Did you get dad a great gift - tell us! Or, share your favorite backyard game that is good for the whole family.

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