Ideal Smack Ball

from Poof-Slinky


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  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

Smack Ball, part of Poof-Slinky's Ideal brand, is a fast-paced game where players try to keep the ball in the air as long as possible by volleying between players. The game comes with two wooden paddles and one ball, and that's all you need. Pass the ball back and forth to a friend or play solo by seeing how long you can hit the ball with your paddle without letting the ball drop or practicing your serve against an outside wall.

Is It Fun?

This is a nice active game for the backyard or the beach. You don't need a net or a court, so it's easy to bring Smack Ball with you and just start playing. You can play the way the instructions suggest or make up your own games.

Who It’s For

Smack Ball is for ages 5 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The instructions for how to play are on the back of the box, so don't throw it away.