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Boochie Ball Backyard Game

Updated on January 4, 2013

Boochie Ball: A Fun Outdoor Game for the Whole Family

My family loves to play games together, and during the warm summer months we are eager to spend as much time as we can outside before the cold Michigan snow returns. While we enjoy bocce ball as one of the games we regularly play, it doesn't much keep the interest of the younger kids, so we were in search for a game that would entertain four generations of our family. We succeeded in that lofty goal when we happened upon Boochie Ball!

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Playing Boochie Ball

While Boochie Ball is based loosely on Bocce ball, you will notice the differences as soon as you open the box.

The game comes with one 12 sided target ball and a throwing hoop, a beanie bag ball and a scorekeeper wristband for each player (up to 4, but I will show you how to make the game good for up to eight below).

On each wristband there is directions for how to throw the ball and hoop, eg. make sound effects. The person who throws closest to the target and next closest score. The dodecahedral target also contains instructions for bonus points on each of its 12 sides.

The games go fast so keeping the interest of small children is easy. In fact, the kids will often continue playing on their own after the adults retire for a post game drink.

Boochie Ball

Boochie, A Whole New Ball Game
Boochie, A Whole New Ball Game

If you have a family of more than four, or regularly entertain guest I would suggest buying two games. I will show you below how to modify the second set to play with up to 8. Or buy three and play with up to 12!


Modifying your game for more than 4 Players

So, if your family is like ours, then you may be in a similar situation where there are more than 4 people who would like to play at once. My solution to this is simple. We purchased an additional game and use colored electrical tape to differentiate the second set of colors. We live in Michigan so there are always some Michigan State Fans ready to take the green and white set and University of Michigan Fans claiming the blue and yellow set. In theory you could end up with quite a few sets, but remember that the game can last a bit longer with the extra players.

What games do you enjoy playing with family? - Tell us what you think.

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