What It Is
BasketPong is a new family and party game that combines the competition and skill of basketball with the fun of other activities such as bean bag toss or skill games requiring targets. BasketPong comes in a lightweight, compact carrying case and can be easily assembled for play within minutes. Similar to a basketball hoop, BasketPong features a vertical set-up, including a backboard, stand, and base. The backboard features eight slots to insert rims and cups (We used 16-ounce red plastic party cups.) in different configurations. You can play with as many cups as you want (up to eight), which allows you to play the game at various skill levels. The goal of the game is to shoot BasketPong balls into each cup or net in order to clear the backboard. You can also play H-O-R-S-E or any other game you come up with. It's recommended to shoot from at least eight feet away. You can adjust the height of the unit to two feet, four feet, or six feet.
The set comes with a base/carrying case, four balls, three posts, a backboard/carrying case cover, a base plug, nine cup holder rings, and instructions.
Why It’s Fun
BasketPong is easy to set up, easy to transport, and can be played by the whole family. We like that you can add or remove rims and cups depending on how hard or easy you want the game to be. It's a great outdoor game for a family gathering or barbecue.
Who It’s For
There is no recommended age range for BasketPong. Because you can change the difficulty level of the game, it can by played by kids as well as adults. And, of course, if you're thinking of turning BasketPong into a drinking game because it reminds you of beer pong, then it's only for adults over 21.
What To Be Aware Of
There is also a full-court set (two units) for $179.99 and a door-hanging unit for $49.99.
BasketPong can also be played in a swimming pool because it floats.