Monday, July 08, 2013

Blongo Blog!

Say this three times fast... Blongo Blog, Blongo Blog, Blongo Blog...

I find ways to entertain myself.

My mother-in-law, Carol, recently purchased Blongo Ball. Do you know about Blongo Ball? Well, that is why I am writing a Blongo Blog, so that you will know and understand the game of Blongo Ball. Trust me. You are going to enjoy this game! It is easy to learn the rules, but challenging as you attempt to perfect your skills.


The game is played with two goal apparatuses. It is a bit like horsehoes without all that clanking and dust. My husband and my brother-in-law were the first to break out the box. Each got three sets of blongo balls. These are basically golf balls with holes drilled through them and an attaching string tying them in pairs. There are three yellow sets and three orange set.


I was proud to capture blongo balls in mid-air with these photos.


All you do is throw them toward the goals. If you can loop them onto the top bar, it is one point, across the middle bar it is two points and if you manage to wrap it around the bottom bar, three points. If you get it to bounce off the ground and up over a bar, it counts as 5 points. The first player to 21 wins. Easy enough, huh?


Well, it turns out that you really do better if you can kind of "whip" the blongo balls as you release them. I had a little problem with control. Let's just say that I am grateful to my husband for chasing down blongo balls gone wild.


Sometimes, you need to resort to distracting your opponent. My brother-in-law, Joe, was good at that!


Although it looks like Mike is pretty good at just tuning him out.
He practices that skill on me.


I'm not sure Mike even noticed all of Joe's efforts.


Later we got my sister-in-law, Sue, involved.
She was a natural.


Although we got a little wild, don't worry,
we had adult supervision.


Thanks, Carol!
 Blongo Balls were a fun idea!