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Camping Games Aren't Just For Kids
Who says games are for kids? Some of best times I've had while camping have been during a game of ladder golf and nobody would mistake me for a kid anymore!
Give the gift of fun to your friends and family who go camping by giving them a great camping game! Here's my favorites: Ladder Golf (also called blongo ball, hillbilly horseshoes, hillbilly golf, redneck golf, and a few other names that I can't put in print). It's my all time favorite camping game. It's also a great game to play when tailgating. The game is played by throwing bolos (2 golf balls connected by a string of rope) at a three-rung ladder with different points values awarded depending on which rung (if any) the players hook their bolos on. The first person or team to 21 points wins. Cornhole - It's another tossing game where beanbags (traditionally ones filled with hard corn kernels hence the catchy name of Cornhole) are tossed at a hole on a board and points are scored for getting the bean bag through the hole, and also usually for getting the bag to land on the board. Yes, this list of my favorite camping games will be heavily weighted with tossing games but that's because it's not exactly a good idea to play a tossing game in your living room.
Washers - yep, it's another tossing game but this time it's large oversized washers that are thrown at a target. There's a lot of different variations of the game but I like the version pictured here because the two boxes used in the game hook together and close up with enough room inside to store the washers which makes it a great game to take camping, tailgating, or for a day at the park. Bocce Ball - It's a lawn bowling game that originated in Italy. It's meant to be played on a flat grassy surface but we've found it's more fun and more challenging when the terrain is uneven, hilly, and has obstacles in the way like stones or trees. We can pretty much make any surface we have available to us at the campground work. If we went back to playing it on a flat grassy lawn we'd probably think it was boring. Frisbee Golf - Our family plays it by choosing whatever targets are available to us whether it's our camper, a picnic table, a tree, etc. Then whoever can get their frisbee disc to the target first wins that round.
It's important to have some indoor games handy when camping as well because those rainy days will happen which means you and your family will want something to do besides stare out the camper window and wishing for the rain to stop. Camp Board Game is a fun outdoor themed game for kids as well as adults. The goal is to get to camp first. Along the way players learn fun facts about the great outdoors. If you want to give a more traditional board game with an outdoor twist, how about the Planet Earth version of Monopoly? Instead of buying properties players buy, sell and trade the earth's more beautiful environments and mysterious creatures.
So don't delay. Gift the gift of fun today!