All the world's a playing field and all of us merely players. ~ Shakespeare (sort of)

There are hundreds of sports out there with well-defined rules to follow (boring), but we here at Instructables and the folks at Horny Toad think rules are made to be broken. Horny Toad's mantra, "Everyday is an Adventure" has inspired countless crazy antics like lake biking, chair skiing and trampoline dodgeball - all in the name of fun and why the heck not?

So we're throwing down the challenge to invent your own sport! Make a good one and we'll hook you up with hundreds of dollars worth of clothes from Horny Toad!

We want to see some creative new sports from you. The games can be variations on existing sports, but they need to be original. To enter the contest you need to explain how to play the sport to and how to make any custom equipment, if needed. A video showing the game in action is a major bonus, but not required.

The only rule that has to be included is: Have Fun! The sun is shining and the days are long so get out there and create a new way to play! For some inspiration, checkout the slideshow.

(Official Rules)

The Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

9 Prizes


Instructables Robot t-shirt.

First Prize (4 winners)

A $200 gift certificate for Horny Toad clothes.

Honorable Mention (4 winners)

A $100 gift certificate for Horny Toad clothes.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jul 10, 2008 and Aug 10, 2008 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.