Building Your Own Tailgate Toss Game

2-4 hours

Have fun at your tailgate by learning how to your own toss game

Own Tailgate Toss Game

It wouldn't be game day without a tailgate toss. This guide will teach you how to build your own set. Whether you're taking it to the stadium or playing at home, it’s a great way to have some fun while you’re waiting for kickoff.

1
Cut the plywood

• Cut a 48"x48" piece of plywood into two pieces that are 24" x 48".
• Next, cut the two 24" x 24" pieces of plywood into two pieces that are 12" x 24".

2
Cut a circle

Cut a circle in the 24" x 48" pieces. Place the center of the circle 15" from the top and 12" from the sides. The diameter of the circle should be 6 1/2".

3
Make U-shape cuts

Cut the two 12" x48" pieces to resemble a U shape. When cutting, start 6" in from both sides and then 7" in from the bottom.

4
Insert screws

Screw the U-shape stands to the main boards 6" from the top of the boards. Use two hinges per stand.

5
Sand and prime

• Sand all surfaces to prevent splintering and to make it easier for paint to adhere.
• Next, prime your board with one to two coats of primer before you start painting.

6
Paint the boards

Show off your spirit by painting your boards in your school's colors, to find the right paint colors, go to www.MostColorfulFan.com.

7
Safety tips

Use appropriate safety gear and follow proper safety procedures when building.

• Wear hearing and eye protection when using all power tools.
• Wear eye protection and a dusk mask when cutting lumber.
• Wear gloves and work boots when handling lumber. DO NOT wear gloves when operating power saws.
• Use GFCI-protected power cords when operating power tools outdoors.
• Observe all warning labels on supplies and follow instructions when using any tool or equipment.

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How To Play Tailgate Toss

• Tailgate Toss can be played as doubles or singles.
• In singles play, both contestants pitch from the same platform. In doubles play, one member of each team pitches from one platform and the other members pitch from the other platform.
• Every Tailgate Toss match is broken down into innings. An inning isn't completed until all players pitch their four bean bags.

Scoring
Bags in the hole are worth 3 points.
Bags on the platform are worth 1 point.
Bags anywhere else are not scored.

Note: If a bean bag touches the ground before coming to rest on the platform, it's considered a foul and must be removed from the platform prior to the continuation of play.

Length of Play
• Matches should be played until the first team reaches (or exceeds) 21 points at the completion of an inning.
• The game can not end mid-inning. The other side should be allowed to pitch all of their bean bags.
• If the match is tied at 21 or more at the end of an inning, play continues until one team or the other achieves a higher score at the end of an inning and wins the match.