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Croquet is my favorite backyard sport. It's like playing golf, but I don't have to wear those stupid pants. And it always makes me think of Alice in Wonderland. Off with her head!

***UPDATE 5/3/10:  Hey, if you make your own Crazy Croquet course and post some pictures in the comments section, I'll give you a patch!***

 
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Step 2: Build!

This is half the fun! Get creative, you'll need ramps, maybe an old dryer hose, blocks of wood to shunt the balls down a new path, whatever you can think of, do it! If it doesn't work out during play, simply rearrange the course and try again.

Beer can be very useful at this point.

You don't need to follow the standard figure eight setup of croquet, add all sorts of loops, twists and turns. Make the course double back on itself, or put a wicket underneath a ramp that the balls went over earlier.
ilpug3 years ago
Very awesome! i have to try this... except maybe make it bigger and use golf clubs or something.
depotdevoid (author)  ilpug3 years ago
I'd love to see the results, if you feel like posting some pics! We just set up our first course of the year yesterday, it's croquet season again!
in the soon-to-come bored days of my summer vacation, i will definitely try something!
james45 years ago
feet looool
depotdevoid (author)  james45 years ago
looool indeed.
Flumpkins5 years ago
Oh... I thought you said Crochet... lol
seamster6 years ago
I was just explaining this great idea I had for "extreme croquet" to my wife last night, you know, thinking I was all clever... And dammit, I come to find out it's already been done! You are the man. I'll be working on my own course soon. I really want to have an upside-down loop, so we'll see how that goes. Rock on.
depotdevoid (author)  seamster6 years ago
Oh, that would be awesome! If you do make a loop-the-loop, you've got to post a picture!
ya what depotdevoid said
Kiwieatyou6 years ago
lol. this looks so cool. 5/5 rating for you!
depotdevoid (author)  Kiwieatyou6 years ago
Thanks Kiwi!
PhahQ6 years ago
I once wore out three or four croquet sets in one summer playing this style of the game. Sand boxes/pits/traps make an interesting terrain.
depotdevoid (author)  PhahQ6 years ago
I've never tried sand pits, I'll have to do that. One time, I used a kiddie pool and a ramp, where you had to shoot the ball up the ramp and over the pool. Since the balls float, it wasn't too hard to get them out if you missed, but it certainly took a couple of extra shots, and made a big splash!
This is funny. I wish I had a backyard. Well, that I didn't share with everyone else. (:
depotdevoid (author)  Aleksandr Skotbot6 years ago
No, that's perfect! Just get "everyone else" involved! The more the merrier!
haha, okay I'll talk my apartment manager into it ;D
hugepockets6 years ago
This reminds me of.... MOUSE TRAP!! Mouse Trap croquet... genius.
depotdevoid (author)  hugepockets6 years ago
Next time I set up one of these courses, it's definitely going to have some moving parts...
lupinesoul6 years ago
You should try the Crazy Croquet from the MacHall webcomic.
Crazy Croquet Purple Monkey Dishwasher
O_o
depotdevoid (author)  lupinesoul6 years ago
I don't trust that Roscodio guy. He's weird.
pokiespout6 years ago
This game needs to involve catapults.
depotdevoid (author)  pokiespout6 years ago
Oh, some day, some glorious, glorious day . . . you know, my friend Loren is a science teacher, and he tells me that he has each of his physics classes build working trebuchets, so maybe I could get him involved.
....yup....though of that a long time ago.....it was fun
Fast Eddie6 years ago
Hilarious! We used to play this when I was a teenager. We called it "Ultimate Croquet" At one point the course became 100's of yards long (Around the house, under the car, Ramp jump over the sewer, down the sidewalk, navigate the jungle gym, through the sandbox, etc...) LOL! :) +1
Redgerr6 years ago
lol thats prety sweet-- i havent played crowuet too much :O cool course though :D
1up6 years ago
Awesome! This is great! A great way to reuse old junk. It's a lot like minigolf. :D +5/5 rating and I would vote for it, but I don't see the vote button... :/
depotdevoid (author)  1up6 years ago
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! Voting isn't open on this contest yet, but please vote for me when it is.
1up depotdevoid6 years ago
Cool. I'll make sure I will. :)