Put a new spin on a classic game with Star Toss. This game is sort of like horseshoes, only you play with plastic stakes and plastic stars. The game can be played with one to four players.
To set up, place each stake in the ground 40 feet apart. If you’ve got two players, each player chooses the two red or the two blue stars. And then both players stand by the same stake. Player one throws his or her stars consecutively, and then it’s player two’s turn. To throw, you’ll hold the star on one of its five notches, and then throw it like a flying disc toward the ground stake. You can also play in teams of two to four players with team one throwing their stars first, and then team two. Or play solo and challenge yourself.
There are four ways to score. If your star is closest to the stake, you get one point. If your star is leaning against the stake, that’s worth three points. You get five points for ringing the stake between two of the star’s notches. And you get 10 points for landing the star on the stake with the stake through the star’s middle.
The first player or team to 40 points wins the game. Or you can play a Star Limit Game where after 40 stars are thrown, the player or team with the highest points wins.
This game is going to be very easy to transport and set up in your backyard or at the beach, making it a fun game that you can play wherever your summer plans take you. If you're a fan of games such as lawn darts, Bocce, or horseshoes, then we think you'll enjoy playing Star Toss.
While it is fun to play and throwing and controlling the stars is pretty easy, it's challenging to land the stars anywhere near the stakes, which can be frustrating if you're hoping to score some big points. But the beauty of this game is that you can easily move the stakes closer together (we liked 15 to 20 feet apart) and make the game easier or harder depending on the ability of the players.
Star Toss is for one to four players ages 6 and up. It's going to be a fun outdoor game for anyone who enjoys games such as lawn darts, Bocce, or horseshoes. Though you might need to adjust the distance of the plastic stakes to make the game a little easier for younger players.
The game comes with two ground stakes and four stars, plus instructions.
It's recommended that you place the stakes 40 feet apart, but that seemed a little far for us. If you want to make the game a little easier, especially if you're playing with younger kids, just move the stakes closer together. We liked a distance of 15 to 20 feet.
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