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Shelia Wright
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Hi everyone. My husband got season tickets this year for football. I am not into posts and our friends want to leave to tailgate at 8 am and the game start s at 1.... I am not much into sports like I aaid. And I get bored just sitting around chatting. We will have a Frisbee or football or something but any easy to bring game ideas? Keep in mind it is sitting outside... possible wind and messy hands from eating. All of them are non gamers... any ideas??
 
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Get a Liar's Dice set (the perudo version). All plastic, and a very good gateway type game.
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well, take a look around at what other people are doing/playing.

If you have room, I highly recommend a 'garden game' called Kubb. It plays like a cross between horsehoes and chess. There are different rules and the game can be made easier for kids to play by making the space smaller. etc.

(we play that the first team throws only 4 sticks on the their first turn only. We also play with the 'tower' rule for field Kubbs. Oh, underhand throws only, no side-arm or 'helicopter' throws. If you or a friend has woodworking skills, you can make your own set.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kubb



http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Kubb-Set/

http://www.usakubb.org/rules.php
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Cornhole seems to be one everybody copies from wherever it got started.



It's not in the BGG database, but boards are involved.
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Washers is a game like Cornhole as well, but a bit more portable and playable in a smaller area.

Hive is one I've taken before to the grove.
 
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yeah, there's also Ladder Golf (Redneck Golf)

almost any abstract game with 'stones' or heavy-ish pieces would work. I still really enjoy backgammon. worth learning if you've never played - can play with/without gambling too!

some games in this link are card games, but wind shouldn't be a problem since you always hold them; http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/15372/item/3119459#ite...
 
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Shelia102881 wrote:
Hi everyone. My husband got season tickets this year for football. I am not into posts and our friends want to leave to tailgate at 8 am and the game start s at 1.... I am not much into sports like I aaid. And I get bored just sitting around chatting. We will have a Frisbee or football or something but any easy to bring game ideas? Keep in mind it is sitting outside... possible wind and messy hands from eating. All of them are non gamers... any ideas??


I'm just making a guess here, but what makes this even worse is my suspicion that you are being dragged against your will to Buffalo Bills games. gulp

"possible wind and messy hands..." is that a euphemism for "surprise, lake effect snow hurricanes?"

I suggest:
1) Buy yourself a Miami Dolphins or New England Patriots jersey
2) Crank up some Bon Jovi tunes
3) Wait out one more game (consuming the Bills fan tailgate minimum full case of beer before 1pm should make this relatively painless)

Within a week you should be able to start scheduling nice quiet Sundays at home with your gamer friends.

No thanks necessary.
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Qwirkle is a nice light game with nice heavy plastic tiles, ideal for playing outside.
 
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Thanks everyone so much for your comments and links. And lol gunky gamer! I am not being pulled against my will, I thought it would be fun but now that is getting closer I am not really wanting to go anymore. I got the first 3 games off from work.... if I don't have a good time I will prob just have my hubby find a friend to bring for the rest of the games.
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1 Lucky Texan wrote:
well, take a look around at what other people are doing/playing.

If you have room, I highly recommend a 'garden game' called Kubb. It plays like a cross between horsehoes and chess. There are different rules and the game can be made easier for kids to play by making the space smaller. etc.

(we play that the first team throws only 4 sticks on the their first turn only. We also play with the 'tower' rule for field Kubbs. Oh, underhand throws only, no side-arm or 'helicopter' throws. If you or a friend has woodworking skills, you can make your own set.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kubb



http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Kubb-Set/

http://www.usakubb.org/rules.php



That actually looks super fun!!! I am checking prices now!!
 
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I think I bought my set off ebay a very long time ago. Plays from 2-12 people! very casual
 
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