The GameOctober 7, 2021 2021-10-25 15:39
The Lob course features 9 Tracks. Every Track is unique. Examine the typography carefully and find your line.
HOW TO LOB
STEP 1 SURVEY
Like a long putt in golf, players must assess the location of the stake and determine their read. Groups of up to 4 players will navigate each of Lob’s 9 Tracks, featuring a distinct combination of elements – length, shape, topography and hazards. There’s a lot at stake (and a lot to potentially be gutted about if you skip this step).
STEP 2 STYLE
Grip it and rip it any way you like, but we recommend tossing palm up bowl style (for the control freaks in the crowd), or palm down bocce on the shorter tracks. Alternatively, players can just roll with it, if too much thinking is required.
STEP 3 LOB
Each player selects two balls of the same colour and alternates lobbing their balls down the Track toward the stake. With rules that simple, players can decide whether they’re lucky, wickedly good or just wicked.
STEP 4 KNOCK IT
Someone else’s ball is sitting pretty. It’s fair game. Knocking other balls is part of the fun, especially when they end up in the gutter. No ball is safe until the last ball has been lobbed. (Are anyone’s balls ever really safe?)
STEP 5 MARK & MOVE
Nonno vs. Tiger. Competitor vs. Couch Potato. Once all balls have been played, players mark their combined scores on the Scorecard, collect the balls and proceed to the next Track. (Head down or chin up. You decide).
STEP 6 GROUP THERAPY
Palm down, bottoms up. After the game is finished, players can rinse and repeat, or head to the bar for food and drink. Beware: banter at the bar may be disguised as trash talking. (Translation: More drinks often required).