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Have you ever played “beersbee” (or “polish darts”)?  I miss that game.

When my season ended with the Alaska Aces, we had a couple barbecues where we played it, and it’s an absolute blast.  The game:

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You get two pieces of PVC piping, or really, any type of pole, and jam them into the ground on either side of a yard.  Then you balance empty beer bottles on top of those poles.

You split up into two teams of two, and stand beside your pole/bottle set-up.  You then take turns throwing a frisbee and your opponents set up.

I don’t remember the scoring system, but it’s something like: You get one point for knocking the bottle to the ground by hitting the pole, two points if you knock it off and the frisbee gets to the ground as well, and three if you cleanly hit the bottle and both the frisbee and bottle go down.  I think you play to 21.  (*Note: the previous paragraph was complete guesswork.)

After your opponent hits your set-up, you can catch the beer bottle and frisbee and void the points, so one guy usually is assigned the bottle catcher, and one the frisbee catcher.  Even if the frisbee catcher just straight drops it – no pole involved – there’s a point awarded to the frisbee thrower (throw has to be reasonably catchable).

Anyway, next time you’re messing around in the backyard, give it a go.  I promise it’s fun.

(Oh, and everything has to be done one-handed, cause you’re, y’know, holding a beer.

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I know I can’t always keep you fully entertained on the blog, but if this fails to keep you busy for a few minutes, then your standards are way too high.  Sent to me from the folks at www.hockeygods.com, THIS:

Wow, right?  Go check out their site to offer encouragment so they’ll do more of the same.

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And last, I thought this was terrific: 

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12 Responses to “Beersbee, Love To Hear The Boos”
  1. Scott says:

    That’s beersbee… Justin. we play version when we are camping. It is in the dark so the player where glow stick and you put a glow stick in the bottle so you can see them… great drinking game
    http://www.beersbee.org/

  2. jtbourne says:

    Thaaaaat’s what we always called it, you’re right. I heard someone call it Polish Darts a few days ago….I’m changing this post title.

  3. Ralphie says:

    That Leafs video rules! God I hope the Yotes keep winning so there’s not one like that for us!

  4. Liviu Bird says:

    Played it. Love it. Though strangely, I’ve only played it in Alaska and nobody else has really ever heard of it. To my experience, anyways.

  5. Keriann says:

    Not related, but just because I know you’re a Nate Lawson fan…

    http://irishcocoaworld.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/ode-to-nathan-lawson/

  6. Sherry says:

    Enjoyed the PD article today JB – so interesting to learn the inside dope on things.

    And speaking of dope(s) – good lord, the PD commenters are sometimes sooooo lame. You’d think they’d have better things to do than whip our their miniature dicks and start swinging, a-gain.

  7. neil says:

    haha that Coyotes video cracked me up, thanks man. I love when he’s ripping on him about the picture of him carrying the puck with his head up. “It LOOKS like you’re making a play” haha

  8. Shawn says:

    Two other fun backyard beer games: washer toss and ladder golf. I’ll add beersbee to the list of games to teach my kids ;-)

  9. Paul says:

    Beersbee?

    I’ve got a foot and a half inch of snow on the ground here in MA and you’re talking about spring/summery drinking sports?

    Damn you Bourne! Damn you to hell!

  10. Griff says:

    In the midwest it’s usually called Polish horseshoes, loved the coyotes video. “I musta been playing offense that week”

  11. StoneDevil says:

    I’ve played a similar game, fricket. You have two posts about shoulder distance apart on each end with upside down plastic cups on top, you throw the frisbee to try and knock off one (or two if you’re really good) one person catches the frisbee while someone catches the cup, if you miss the cups and/or frisbee you drink.

  12. Wolfie says:

    Long time reader, first time poster here. First of all cudos on the great blog. Second of all, I can’t believe I just read a post on FRIZ-KNOCK aka BeerFrisbee! Probably the greatest drinking game ever played. I have witnessed many feats of dynamic athleticism take place in the heat of a good round of FrizKnock. Diving grabs, bottles smashed by direct frisbee strikes, etc. The rule that we have instated is the “social drink”. If a player makes a catch that is undeniably stylish/cool/bizarre everyone drinks as a tip of the hat to ridiculousness of the whole event.

    Cheers!

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