Backyard Game
Rabbits v. Hounds

Description

Get the ball through the rabbit hole and score as many points as possible before being tagged out.

Materials

1 hoop (the rabbit hole), 1 ball for the 2 rabbits, a ball for each hound on the sidelines.

Rules

The 2 field players (rabbits) are chosen by rock/paper/scissors. The rabbits win the chance to score first. Rabbits are not allowed to take more than 2 steps before passing the ball. Hounds must stay behind the sidelines. Hounds must aim below the waist.


1

The rabbits start at one end of the field and run to the other end where a hoop stands (rabbit hole), passing a ball between the two players.

2

The hounds on the sidelines throw the other balls trying to hit one of the rabbits while they hold the ball. If a rabbit is hit while holding the ball, he must switch with the hound player that tagged him and becomes a hound (the hound becomes a rabbit).

3

The new rabbit starts back at the beginning with the other rabbit. If a hound hits the ball as it’s being passed, both rabbits become hounds, and the hound that hit the ball chooses one other hound to make a new set of rabbits.

4

If the rabbits make it to the other side and put the ball through the hoop, they each get a point and start at the beginning line again to re-play and try to score as many points as they can before being tagged out.

5

If rabbits are tagged out, they keep their same points if they come back in as rabbits, to try to add up enough points to win the game.

6

Play continues until one player scores 10 points total.