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Duck Ball originated in the second century when it was first played by
a man named Ducksoupio. This man was in love with a women called Argo. To
win the hand of the fair Argo, Ducksoupio made the game which is today
called Duck Ball.
Either that or a kid named Shawn made it up one day when it was
snowing, he had no school, and he was bored.
Contrary to popular belief it is not spelled Duckball, it is spelled
Duck Ball. The reason for this is a long and colorful story. To sum it up
let's just say the word Duckball makes my spell checker beep and Duck Ball
To make as many goals as possible in the time allotted.
Any time you want or until the first or second player has to go home.
1. There must be enough players to play the game so that it is
the least bit fun.
2. There must be a goalie who does everything everyone else
does except that when it comes time to make a goal,
he tries to block the ball.
3. There must be a Ref who does the same as the goalie only
his name must be Shawn and when it comes time to make
a goal, he shoots along with the rest of the players.
1. You must have clothes on.
1. The ground must be dry, or at least dry enough so that if
you sit down you don't get your pants wet.
1. A Ball
2. Something to hit the ball with for each of the players.
(preferably not a vase or other such blown glass)
Gather the players into one team. Make sure they have something to
hit the ball with. Choose the time allotted. Get a ball. Throw it. Chase
after it. When you come across something that looks like a goal, ask the ref
whether it is or not. If so, the goalie must try to stop the ball from going
into the goal. If the ball does go through the goal it is considered a point
in favor of the only team and the goalie switches places with another team
member. If the goal is blocked the same thing happens with the exception of
the point being scored. To choose the new goalie, look at the first letter of
every player's last name. The letter next in order after the old goalie is
the new goalie (alphabetical order).
During the play of the game, players may stop to eat, sleep, play
cards, climb trees, or anything related to having fun outdoors.
Play continues until the time allotted (see Time Allotted) is up.
I find that brooms, frying pans, snow shovels, and lacrosse sticks work well.
Brought to you by:
Winnie the Pooh
Purpose: To have fun outside and peg people with balls!!
Equipment: Double the amount of balls then people playing. (ex: 3 people, 6 balls*)
These balls should be soft enough to be able to peg people with them. Soccer
and Basketball are ok too. Also, you will need a Toaster Zone, some designated
area sort of like a base in tag.
Rules: One person is the Waffle Master and they get one ball for each player.
Every additional player gets one ball each. To become Waffle Master the other
players must work together and hit the Waffle Master once for every player.
After being hit that amount of times the Waffle Master passes his job on to the
next player. While Waffle Master you can hit the other players and they have
to go recharge their balls in the Toaster Zone before they can throw again.
Object: To stay Waffle Master as long as possible. Therefore, you should keep
pegging people so they have to keep going to the Toaster Zone and can't peg you.
Also, you are allowed to kick the other balls as far from you as possible.
Summary: This is just a really cool and fun excuse to peg your friends with balls!
Shawn, you incorrectly state that you need twice as many balls as
players. This is one too many. To use your example, three people
playing and six balls. The wafflemaster gets one ball for each player,
balls 1, 2, and 3. (assuming you are counting the wafflemaster as a
player, if not, your statement is off by two) The remaining two players
get one ball each, balls 4 and 5. That is all that is needed. So, I
recommend you change your page to read "You will need 2n-1 balls, where
n=the number of players."
This is all moot, of course, if you meant that three people are playing,
and an additional person is wafflemaster. If this is the case, you
should say so clearly.
On the offchance that the wafflemaster does count as a player AND the
wafflemaster does not get a ball for himself, the players will need
2n-2 balls. In any case, I think your instructions need a little
Steven <--- Thanks :) heheee
Tan Ball works best with 3-4 players, which does not make it too versatile a
game but it still is a whole lot of fun :) Each person playing has to find an
object and a ball-that-you-can-hit-people-with ball. The game works in the
Each person gets a chance to go outside and hide their object while the
other players are inside talking about moose or dinner or whatever. Then,
after all the objects have been hidden around the house, aka in the playing
field, each player goes outside to their individual corner of the property.
This is where the real fun begins. The object of the game is to know where
as many of your opponents' objects are hidden without them knowing where they
are hidden. To do this one must find the originally hidden object and then
rehide it without anyone finding out. This is much harder then is may seem.
Also, you may think your objects are still where you left them and then at
the end of the game find you have nothing and you lost miserably! :)
How do the balls play in?
The balls are used as a diversionary tactic. If you hit another player with
your ball that player must drop and do 5 sit-ups. If you then hit them again
while they are still doing their 5 sit-ups, they must do a total of 10 sit-ups.
If you then hit them again they must do a total of 15 sit-ups. That is the limit.
After hitting someone three times, you must recharge your ball in a designated
spot. So, the best strategy is to knock the person's ball really far away when
they hit you so you have time to do 5 sit-ups before they can peg you again.
Also, if you are holding an object when you are hit, you must throw the
object down on the ground, putting it back into play. This makes it possible
to allow someone to retrieve and rehide their own object.
The main strategies in this game are to hide your object well, never carry an
object for a long time, and to work on your abs ahead of time. I hope you
enjoy this great game and thanks go to Tim Rudowski for inventing it!
Ultimate croquet is one of the best games to play if you have a lot of people
and a lot of time outside. Beautiful sunny days are perfect for this game.
The main ingredient is, duh, a croquet set. It doesn't have to be perfect,
some balls or sticks might be missing and the paint may be chipping, but it
will still work.
+Hint: To fix a croquet stick whose head is coming off, simply
apply a strip of duct tape over the top of the head onto the stick, then wrap
more duct tape around to tighten the hold; or just see my handy
Next, collect all the wickets you can find and make more with a thick wire
if you don't find enough. You will need at least 10-15 if not more. Then,
find a yard to play this in. It should have hills as well as flat areas and
many trees with thick roots. Either that or any yard... Then divide the
wickets between the players and have them set the wickets up all over the yard.
This is the fun part: you can make jumps, treeroot-traps, impossible hill
tricks, water hazards, anything you want! The more challenging the better!
Then decide on an order the wickets should be used and which side the ball
has to come from (this can be important) and start to play! If a wicket
turns out too hard then you can agree to skip it. For an interesting Ultimate
Croquet story visit my Great Story Page!
Tech Tennis started behind the scenes at my highschool's stage. One day the tech crew was cutting
some 3/4" plywood into curves for one of the sets. After all the cutting was done we were left
with two pieces that vaguely resembled tennis rackets. A fellow crew member and myself added some duct
tape to the handles to cut down on splinters (duct tape rules). He had black (the evil side)
and I had silver (the good side). We then used a tennis ball that he always kept in his pocket and
voila! we had a game of Tech Tennis going on in the hallway. After awhile we had official ball-starters
and rules concerning the windows. At one point we put another ball on top of an old spotlight stand,
the person to knock it off gets 10 pts or so. It was too hard, oh well. Anyway, it's a great
game to play after the work is done, or even before the work is done. Enjoy.
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