If you are looking for a simple yet fun game to play right in your back yard, an ice-breaker game during gatherings, or a game anyone could play in party, playing washer toss is ideal. It does not require anything fancy but simple materials only that can be even found at your very own home. The rules are fairly easy to follow that even children can set it up and play it on their own. But even if it is a very basic type of game, it could be very fun too. This game is popular in different countries and both adults and children can play it. Just as long as you are looking for fun and able to throw a washer, you can definitely play washer toss.
Materials needed for the game are washers, boxes, cans or pipes, and strings. Cans or pipes are placed inside the 2 washer boxes which are on opposite sides. The boxes are around 20 feet apart from each other and are connected with a string. Players on opposite teams stand behind or next to the box will take turn in throwing washers. In order to win the game, a team must reach 21 points ahead of the other team. If the washer goes into the can that is within the box, it is scored 3 points. If the washer goes outside the can but inside the box, it is scored 1-point. The point difference in every round is the score of that will be awarded to a team. If the both teams score the same amount of points in every round, they cancel each other's scores for that particular round. The rules are basically similar to other target toss games such as the cornhole and horseshoes game.
The game could be held in different outdoor places with a wide space such as the yard or the lawn. This type of game has become very popular in other countries that they even hold washer toss tournaments every year with winners getting cash prices and other types of rewards. Though there is a general rule in playing the said game, the setup, materials used, and scoring system may vary in different countries all over the globe. It is considered as a simple yet very fun game that could be ideal also for special events.
Play this game with your friends, colleagues, and neighbors and you are sure to enjoy a lot. No need to spend a lot of money and no need to exert much effort in order to set the game up and play it. You can make the boxes on your own or you can buy a whole set in stores. People of all walks of life and of all ages can play this game easily. You could play it to bond with you family or if you simply want to pass time. The next time you are thinking of a game to play, try playing washer toss and have a blast with others.
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