Last summer, a backyard revolution was born. Chippo, the game that combined golf chip shots and cornhole, exploded in popularity, spurring a cottage industry of similar backyard golf games.
This year there’s a new player in the backyard, beach, and tailgating game space: Shut Ball, a basketball yard game that’s like pop-a-shot meets cornhole. Shut Bull is the brainchild of a Bro named Brett from day party capital of Buffalo, New York. The idea is simple: Throw a jump shot (…or granny-style it) at a board of hoops and shut the door on it when you make one – like removing a beer pong cup from a table.
Here’s the promo video:
Similar to Chippo, the world’s first basketball-themed lawn game is trying to take off on Kickstarter. You can throw it support and grab a set HERE.
There are two distinct games that can be played with a set:
Game 1 :
- Place boards 15′ apart from both fronts
- Game is played with your opponent standing at the opposite end
- Play standing behind the board when taking shots, arms can cross the board
Objective: To close out the board
- When a shot is made remove ball and close doors
- Redemption shots are allowed
- Shoot until you miss
If playing with two teammates
- Both players get to take a shot
- After one bounce on the board, the ball can be blocked
- After the ball makes ground contact the ball is “dead”
- If redeemed, both front closers are opened for overtime
- For double overtime, both second closers are opened
- For third overtime, third closers are opened
- For fourth overtime, fourth closers are opened.
Game 2 – 4 boards
This game is played in relay style fashion. Your partner is now standing at the opposite board across from you with your opponents next to you.
Objective: To close out both boards as fast as you can.
- If one person closes out a board first, you must throw the ball continuously back to them until they close out the board as well
- Whichever team successfully closes out both boards first wins