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You won't find football or soccer in here, because this World specializes in the less popular outdoor sports such as slip 'n' sliding, building igloos, bungee jumping, boffer fighting, boomeranging, and more. If you've got a weird outdoor activity you'd like to share, go ahead—we need more games in life!

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How To : Create a modern scavenger hunt with your friends

Whether your scavenger hunt is for group competition or just fun, add a tech twist and let the games begin. You will need: a game plan with clues cell phones a sense of adventure an accomplice Follow these easy steps to learn how to create your own scavenger hunt - scavenger ...more

How To : Set up an amazing straw bale maze

Straw Bale mazes are fun for children and adults a like and are a great way of having fun with the whole family! In this video you'll learn how to put create the maze, pull together volunteers, and get the sponsors you need!

How To : Become a better boffer fighter with a foam sword

Becoming better at boffer combat is not a matter of mastering fancy sword moves, it's about being able to force an opening in your opponent's defenses and taking advantage of it without leaving yourself open for a counter-attack. This tutorial shows you precisely how to create ...more

How To : Play shuffleboard

Getting an outdoor itch to start something new? How about the ever-so-fun game of shuffleboard? Begun more than 500 years ago as a game for European royalty, shuffleboard is becoming more popular with Americans who see it as a less expensive alternative to golf. You Will Need ...more

How To : Fight with a foam spear in a boffer larp

This tutorial shows you firstly what a boffer spear is (and is not), and then goes over the basic stances and techniques you can use when you're on the battlefield and fighting with a foam spear. Learn how to overcome an entire phalanx with a ranged weapon!

How To : Feint with your weapon when fighting in boffer combat

Why bother feinting? What is a feint, anyway? This video covers the basics of feints and how you can pull off an effective and believable feint at your next boffer larp or fighter practice. This will hopefully open up your opponent to be hit with your own sword.

How To : Nail down the basics of boffer combat

Combat is a fundamental part of many boffer larps, and you'll need to know how to fight well in order to have a successful PC for most games. This tutorial starts with the very basics of weapon grip, and shows you other important boffer combat techniques, like footwork and how ...more

How To : Do basic pogo stick tricks

It's quite the challenge to be able to bounce up and down on a pogo stick, but once that's mastered, it's time to start learning some tricks. Start off with the 180 flip, the no footer, and the peg grab pogo stick tricks. Follow along with the demonstrated steps in this instru ...more

How To : Bundle up prusik cords

What do you do with your prusik cords so that you can continue to climb or travel? Learn how to bundle up your prusik cords so that they're easier to manage and carry.

How To : Fight with a foam spear in a boffer larp

Oh, no! A phalanx is approaching! How can you defeat their shield wall? Answer: a spear! Even if you're not going up against a shield wall, spears are still useful weapons to use in a boffer live action roleplay game because of the advantage that reach gives you. This introduc ...more

How To : Perform a wolf whistle with your fingers

In this video, we learn how to perform a wolf whistle with your fingers. First, you will place two fingers straight out so there is a dip in them. Then, place these in your mouth and start to blow air out of your mouth. Make sure the fingers are all touching each other while i ...more

How To : Whistle with your fingers in your mouth

In this tutorial, we learn how to whistle with your fingers in your mouth. First, you will grab your two pinkie fingers and place them inside your mouth on either side. Seal them with your tongue and blow across the remaining hole that is in your mouth. From the side, you shou ...more

News : DIY Backyard Roller Coaster Does 360° Loop

When John Ivers grew tired of the long lines at amusement parks, he decided to build his very own roller coaster - in his backyard. Called the Blue Flash, the roller coaster is said to have the same safety standards as official park coasters, and even has a 360 degree loop. " ...more

How To : Play bocce

Imagine a game almost anyone can play that combines the best of skee-ball, bowling, and shuffleboard. Welcome to the ancient sport of bocce. You Will Need: * A set of bocce balls * Open space or a court * Two to eight players Step 1: Find friends to play with Grab as few as ...more

How To : Do a basic kick with a hacky-sack

Perform anz trikz-footbag basic kick with tips from this how-to video. Start by learning the basic kicks, including the inside kick. During an inside kick, contact should be made just above the support leg knee.

How To : Use lock ups during a boffer combat

A lock-up is when you and your opponent both have your weapons pressing against each other to the point where neither of you can move. How to deal with a lock up in larp combat? This video shows you all the ins and outs of dealing with lockups in a boffer larp.

How To : Properly throw a boomerang

This video tutorial shows you how to properly throw a boomerang. 1. Grasp the boomerang with your thumb across the top and your forefinger across the bottom in a manner that you would hold a pencil. 2. Position the boomerang so that the curve tip faces outward. 3. When releas ...more

News : India's Human Powered Ferris Wheels

We have seen it before (previous post: Human Powered Ferris Wheel), but it never gets any less amazing. Talk about resourcefulness. No need for electricity. Use humans to power your ferris wheel (if you had one sitting around... I wish I had one). Via Make, "At the Hindu Swas ...more

How To : Geocache as a beginner

In this tutorial, you're introduced to Geocaching, the high tech treasure hunt. This is a pretty thorough intro, presented without a lot of flash but with some solid info. By the time you're done, you'll be ready to go out there into the wild, seeking those hidden goodies.

How To : Throw traditional boomerangs

Got a traditional boomerang lying around? Check this video out for a tutorial on how to throw a traditional boomerang the right and wrong way. Each step performed shows what's being done wrong and what's being done right, so be sure to watch this if you wish to improve your bo ...more

How To : Throw an Australian boomerang properly

This Australian bush guide teaches the ways of the Boomerang. How to throw the Aussie weapon. Boomerangs are like airplane wings. Have the curved side with the beveled edge facing you. The more you flick your wrist when throwing the boomerang the more rotation your boomerang w ...more

How To : Do a v-wrap pogo stick move

Looking for some new tricks to perform on the pogo stick? Start off in bus driver (twisted hand) position, then while jumping high do a backward 360 reverse, and graduate to a reverse leapfrog done between the legs. That's called a v-wrap. Learn how to do a v-wrap move by watc ...more

How To : Make a water balloon launcher

The old-fashioned way of just throwing water balloons yields unsatisfactory results. We need something bigger and better. Use this video to construct a launcher for your water balloons.

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