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Find a nice flat surface on your lawn, in a parking lot, at the beach, etc. Set up your boards directly facing each other with 27 ft. between the front edge of each board (boards can be closer for younger players and beginners). Warphole® can be played with 2 or 4 players. Pick which side of the board you'll throw from. In a 4 player game, your teammate's pitching box will be directly across from you. In a 2 player game, if you start throwing from the left side of the board, you'll walk directly across to the other board, and throw back from the right side. Lastly, pick your bags (4 for each team), and get ready to play!
Decide who goes first, then alternate turns throwing bags with your opponent. You throw one bag, then your opponent, then you, then your opponent. Your feet may not go past the front edge of the board. Also, a tossed bag may not touch the ground. If it hits the ground and bounces up on the board, remove it before any other bags are thrown. If it's hanging off the board and touching the ground, remove that as well. When all 8 bags have been tossed to the other side, add up the score (see the SCORING section on the other side of this sheet). If you earned the most points in that single round, your team will throw first in the next round.
After all bags have been thrown for that round, add up your score as follows:
- 1 Point — Any bag fully on the LAUNCH or TARGET zones of the board (see ZONE DIAGRAM for reference)
- 2 Points — Any bag that is touching the SLIDE or DROP zones of the board (see ZONE DIAGRAM for reference)
- 3 Points — Any bag that made it through the hole
Each team's points cancel each other out so that only one team can score per round. For example, if you scored 6 points and your opponent scored 2, then add 4 points to your overall score and throw first in the next round. If you scored 6 points and your opponent scored 6 as well, there will be no points awarded and whoever threw first last time will throw first again.
THE WINNER IS...
A game is won when a team reaches 21 points with a lead of 2 or more points!
Refer to the diagram below for the locations of each Warphole® Zone. The boards are also marked with the zone lines.