Rollors is evolutionary, not revolutionary, but that does not mean you need to pass it by when it comes to lawn fun–quite the opposite. Our family plays, horseshoes and Bocce, among other games outside, so we were familiar with the concept. What Rollors does, though, is bring a better way to score, some random game play, and I think a quicker and easier game for the children. We unzipped the game over the weekend and have played and played and played, as both of our boys had a great time. We played 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3, each time having a great experience after we informed the boys that the pieces must be rolled and not thrown!
You can take a quick glance below to get an understanding of the game rules, but it boils down to this: roll your nice wooden disk toward the target and try to get it as close as you can. These pieces feel good in the hands of an adult or a child, and the fact that it comes with a cord that plugs into the top of the target to see who is closer or within the 5 foot radius has stopped many arguments. Also, the size of the rollers allow pretty much all ages to play and not have to worry about throwing out your arm or not being able to reach the target. The fact that you can have pretty much four different scores from one roller introduces a lot of excitement to the game, as well. You can get the number on either side, the sum of both the sides if standing on edge, and two times the number if it is leaning against the target. We have had a leaner but not an edge yet, but I figure that is because the ground we have been playing on is not all that level.
I think Rollors is a great family lawn game, and we will also be bringing it on vacation with us this summer in the carrying case that is supplied. Looking for a new lawn game for the party or just for some family game time? No need to look any further, pick up a set of Rollors.
Position the red and blue goals approximately 25 feet apart on a level terrain
Each player uses one color set of rollers in the first round of play, blue goes first. Standing behind the red goal the blue player rolls one rollor at a time to the other goal. The rollor should be rolled on the edge, with a wind-up and release as in bowling. The rollor must touch the ground with in 4 feel of the release. Once the blue player has played the red player takes a turn.
Throwing the rollor is NOT allowed.
Throwing the rollor like a Frisbee is NOT allowed.
Only one player scores each round and that is the player with the rollor that is closest to the goal. The measuring cord should assist in determining which player is closest. In the case of a tie neither player scores. All rollers of the closest scoring color to the goal receive points.
In order to score, a rollor must fall entirely within a 5 foot radius of the center of the goal. A measuring cord is provided to measure this requirement. Points are given as follows:
1.) Rollors that land on their side – score a point value equal to the number that is showing.
2.) Rollers that stop on the edge – score a point value equal to the sum of both sides.
3.) Rollers that come to rest against the goal – score a point value of double the number showing.
Play continues with rounds that are started by the last color that has scored, rolling back and forth between goals. To win, a player must achieve a total of 21 points or more, and must have two more points than the opponent.
“This is a game that people of all ages can enjoy together and can be played in teams or as an individual competition,” says Matt Butler, Rollors Inventor. “What really amazed me is how fast the game really caught on.” Butler adds that wholesale & retail orders are now really starting to roll in.
Butler came up with the concept for the game while serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. During his down time while serving in combat operations, Butler sketched the game pieces, created the rules and even brainstormed his business plan.
Note: Rollors was provided for review by Rollors