Updated: May 29, 2015
Ladder Ball Reviews:One of the first questions you may have is - What is ladder ball? I was just asking that same question a few weeks ago when one of my neighbors pulled this lawn game out for our block party. Ladder ball is played by tossing bolas on a ladder structure. The bola is actually 2 balls connected by a string. You may all see ladder ball referred to as ladder golf, bolo toss, blongo ball and several other things. You can play it on the lawn, but it works just fine on streets, the beach, in campgrounds, etc. You stand behind a line and throw your bola towards the ladder. Some people say it's similar to horsehoes and others liken it to golf. I say it's unique and unlike any other game I have played. When we went online to research and review this product, we found several sites showing people how make homemade versions of the game with lightweight piping as the frame. I would recommend purchasing one at a store since they are inexpensive and available almost everywhere.
Choosing a ladder ball set - Most sets are very comparable in terms of what they include and pricing. You can pick up a set at Walmart, Toys R Us, Target, and in sporting goods stores like Sports Authority and Dicks Sporting Goods. I found mine on Amazon.com. Most of the sets we found are made with PVC (piping) but some have wood construction like the Eddie Bauer ladder ball set. The biggest complaint we read in ladder ball reviews was that the sets didn't stay together that well. Maranda and Halex had owners say things like "easy to assemble but doesn't hold up". The Blongo Ball set (see below) received the highest marks from consumers and owners give it a near perfect 5 out of 5 stars. Keep in mind that some of the sets offer balls that are hard like golf balls and others have softer balls so that kids can't hurt someone when throwing them. In using our set, I could easily see how a kid could get hit by the flying balls as they get tossed. You can browse the best selling ladder ball sets online here.