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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Rollors Backyard Game Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
Rollors Backyard Game Review
Tomorrow, August 18th, the Rollors Giveaway is coming to an end. Don't miss entering if you want to win and try playing for yourself. The weather finally cooperated and we took the Rollors game to the park today to play and try it out. In short, I really liked the game. My seven-year old didn't.
The game is a cross between horseshoes, bocce, and bowling. Basically, you roll these wooden discs towards a pyramid. You get points based upon whose discs end up closest. It is very easy to pickup. After just four or five rolls, I was able to hit the goal, two shots right in a row. The video below explains a little bit more about the game.

In a couple years, I think my son might like more. He's strong enough to roll the discs far enough now, just was either being stubborn or just didn't like. I don't know. But he had no interest in playing. We did however find other ways at the park to use the game.
Although the problems were easy, we used the discs on the see-saw to test out his math skills. Equal results in a balanced see-saw, if one side was greater, that side would be lower.
We tried to use the swings to create an Angry Birds slingshot but that didn't work too well.
My son's favorite game of the day involved the slides. He rolled the discs down to try to knock over the pyramids. The first two times, he rolled the discs down on the edges. He then realized it was easier to knock things over if they came down flat instead. Great reasoning from him as it worked.

Apart from the distraction of playing with Rollors in ways it wasn't originally intended, the game is fun and different enough from horseshoes and bocce. Kids think of bocce as more of an old person's game. This certainly isn't. I can certainly see us playing more as he ages up a little and enjoys this type of activity more. I keep trying with things like horseshoes and the interest just isn't there yet.

Update: Since originally trying to play the game with my son, I've since played with some family and friends. For the older generation, it worked out quite well with four of us playing in two teams of two. You rolled down one side and your teammate rolled back in the other direction. The only issue we had was there is only one string to help check the distance to the pylon. The game is active enough to entertain during a party/barbecue but not too active like softball where you wear yourself out for the rest of the day.

If you're interested in buying the game, it retails for $39.95 from the Rollors web site, with an additional $7.79 shipping. Or, you can get it from Amazon for just $38, free shipping with Prime. A reasonable price for what you are getting.

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours. See my disclosure policy for more information.

2 comments:

  1. this sounds like a fun game. Can't wait to try it!

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  2. I love this game! But I agree I do wish it would come with two measuring cords. Especially when playing teams. Would be much easier to have one at each end. Although I guess I could just make another one. Your son looks like he was having fun, regardless if he was playing "Correctly" lol

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