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Squareball the lawn game

To start playing check out the Getting Started section to the right.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Scoring

There are six ways to score. The six ways to score are summarized on the Quick Reference sheet and listed below:

1. Capture your opponent's balls in your triangle
2. Capture your opponent's balls in one of your Vs
3. Escape capture from your opponent's Vs and triangle
4. 2 vs 1
5. 2 vs 1 exception
6. Only player with balls in the square

Once both players have tossed all of their balls the round is scored. The round is scored by each player adding all his or her points for that round. The player with the most points wins the round. The winning player adds the difference in scores to his or her total score. If both players scored the same number of points that round it is considered a tie and neither players adds points to his or her total.

For example: In a given round Player A scores 5 points and Player B scores 2 points. Player A will add 3 points to his or her total score.

In addition to the six ways to score there are also several ways not to score. In each of the three cases below neither player adds any points to his or her total score:

1. Neither you nor your opponent land any balls in the square
2. Both you and your opponent land 1 ball each in the square
3. Both you and your opponent land 2 balls each in the square

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tip 1

Make the biggest triangle possible. The bigger your triangle the more likely your opponent will land inside of it. If you can throw your balls in different corners as show below you can make a triangle that will cover half of the square.



The other advantage to landing your balls near the corners is that it makes it very difficult for your opponent to capture you balls inside his or her triangle.

Indoor Squareball

Ok, so it isn't exactly indoor Squareball but Outside In Games makes BoHo Bocce sets that are totally compatible with Squareball!

Jake and I have tried playing Squareball with bean bags but you simply can't get true to life bowling from a bean bag (especially the square bean bags). It looks like a BoHo Bocce set will solve all my indoor Squareball problems. I've already put BoHo Bocce on my birthday/Christmas wish list.



Visit their website at: www.outsideingames.com

*photo courtesy of Outside In Games