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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 : 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 : 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 : 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

How To : Lawn bowl with the basic rules

The Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club would like to help you learn how to lawn bowl. Just watch this great video introduction to the much under-appreciated game of lawn bowling. In the United States, lawn bowling is considered a retirement sport, however, worldwide most of the ...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 : 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 : Whistle through your fingers

This tutorial will help you to do that classic cool-cat move, hailing the cab by whistling through your fingers. Nothing this cheap is nearly this awesome.

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 : Play the French game petanque

Petanque is the French game of boules, popular throughout the world. Although pétanque, bocce, bacci, boccia, kubb, curling, lawn bowling, and marbles are related, they all have their own components that make them different. Here are the basic rules of playing the game of peta ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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

News : Ride the Reverse Cowgirl

MIT students get to have all the fun... Mike Nawrot and Romain Teil constructed their fully-functional, homemade wooden roller coaster in just two weeks, aptly named the Reverse Cowgirl. We've seen lots of thrill-seeking backyard contraptions, but this one imprisons the rider ...more

How To : Attack with a foam spear in boffer combat

Want to be the best spear fighter you can be? This tutorial show you two basic shots you can make when wielding a foam spear on the fields of battle at your next boffer larp. You're also shown how you can thwart a javelin shot with a spear.

How To : Master footwork during boffer combat

Footwork is an important aspect of waging effective boffer combat. If you want to get better at boffer fighting, work on your footwork. No matter what weapon you're wielding, you'll be able to effectively and quickly maneuver on the battlefield to get an advantage at your next ...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

News : World's Most Badass Swing Set

My stomach is doing somersaults just watching this. Looks fun, albeit incredibly dangerous. Take it down a notch (or fifty) and build an indoor swing this winter. Previously, Deeply Trusting Female Volunteers Bod to Redneck Science: First Human Slingshot. Human Powered Ferris ...more

How To : Perform basic tricks on the pogo stick

Interested in getting a pogo stick? Maybe you've seen some of the impressive pogo stick tricks. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to do some basic tricks on the pogo stick. Before attempting these tricks , try to get comfortable with the pogo stick by jumping.

How To : Build a cornhole board

Tom from Chi Town Custom Cornhole walks the DIY cornhole board builder through the steps to making a custom cornhole board. This how-to video features preparation and initial cuts. Part 1 of 4 - How to Build a cornhole board. Part 2 of 4 - How to Build a cornhole board. Part ...more

News : How to Win a Trip to Explore Antarctica (Sponsored)

Air New Zealand is looking for a spokesperson for the Antarctica: No Ordinary Place, No Ordinary Assignment project, a two-week adventure in Antarctica, where the chosen candidate will join National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards to document environmental issues and imp ...more

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