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!***
Step 1: Gather the materials
1 or 2 croquet sets (2 sets means extra wickets, balls, posts, mallets, up to 12 players)
Random scraps of things (pipes, bricks, boards, plywood, cinder blocks, large rocks)
Not necessary, but highly recommended:
Barbecued hot dogs/hamburgers
Step 2: Build!
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.