Game Review: Bottle Bash

Recently the Backyard Buffs took a trip to California to visit Merek’s family. Our trip wouldn’t have been complete if we didn’t play any games or even….play a NEW GAME (new to us, of course)! Thanks to Merek’s father, we were able to try out Bottle Bash for the first time! Bottle Bash is a…

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Game Review: Chip-Down

Golf lovers, unite! Have to admit, we are not much of die hard golfers. Our new place is actually right next to a golf course and we have had some time to observe the golfing crowd, and ultimately gained a great appreciation for golfers. They are up at sunrise playing the course, mid day, and…

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Game Review: Shaka Ball

First off, I think they have one of the best logos we have seen so far. The sweet shaka gives off a fun, chill vibe. The branding for this game is: “Shaka Ball – Beach Game.” A perfect description in our opinion, because our first thoughts while playing were, “this would be the perfect beach…

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Game Review: Knock ‘Em

Did you invent a game at the age of 14? Well, neither did we. BUT, Jeston did–the creator of Knock ‘Em. We were able to meet up with Jeston and his dad to play Knock ‘Em. He said that what started as a game with some quarters and dice in his room, quickly turned into…

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Pickleball Variations

The first question you need to answer—how many people are you playing with, and how many courts are available? That’s pretty much how we make the decision of which variation of the game to play. 2 or 4 players, 1 court Classic Pickleball – As described in our Pickleball Game Review post, the classic game…

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Game Review: Pickleball

Remember that post about the most popular backyard games in the United States? Well, we are based in Utah, and Pickleball has been topping the charts here the past year. During all of the corona craziness, they even had to take down the pickleball nets because the locked gates weren’t keeping people out! Pickleball is…

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Game Review: Rollors

Are you looking to turn up the heat at your next neighborhood barbeque or level up the competition at your next outdoor game session with friends? If the answer is yes, you’re ready to add an instant classic to your backyard game repertoire–Rollors. It’s an original game that combines horseshoes and bocce. It puts you…

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Game Review: Kerplunk

Giant Kerplunk—this isn’t a game we purchased, but actually this is a DIY game that we created based on the original Kerplunk game! We wrote a whole post on how to make your own.  As a bit of additional background—you probably should understand the original Kerplunk. It was (I say was because I literally don’t…

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DIY: Kerplunk

Did you ever play Kerplunk as a kid? You know, this game?  Cassidy used to have this game and LOVED it. Hours of trying to see how intricately you could place the sticks, and how long you could last. Merek on the other hand, had only ever seen Ellen’s version of it that she does…

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