Bowling Ball Flag Poles Rebars Sledgehammer
Rebars are pounded securely into the ground, to prevent shifting during gameplay. The course is set up between two flagpoles: a far pole and a start/end pole. A stuffed animal is placed on the far pole, while a skull or skeleton is placed on the start/end pole. Play starts at the start/end pole, with the ball touching the pole. Each player can strike the ball once, plus an additional hit for each rebar passed through and/or each opposing ball struck. After striking an opposing ball, players can choose to hit their ball or send an opponent's. Once a player has completed the course and the start/end pole has been struck, the player becomes a zombie. A zombie can "kill" opponents' balls by touching them, but can't touch any rebars. The player who has the court's last remaining ball is the winner.
Mondo Croquet is a variation of croquet mainly distinguished by its massive size, and use of sledge hammers and bowling balls. Mondo croquet is an extreme, oversized version of the popular lawn game. Using sledgehammers and bowling balls, players navigate through a course littered with wickets made of bent steel. Once a player completes the course, he/she becomes a zombie, and attempts to remove other players' balls from the game. The owner of the last remaining ball is declared the winner.
Croquet is believed to have been started in Ireland, having been imported there from Brittany. The game eventually spread to England where it became a popular social pastime. By 1867, 65,000 official rulebooks had been printed and circulated throughout the English-speaking world. In 1900, croquet was played in the summer Olympics. Mondo croquet was first played in the United States in 1998. World championships are held annually in Portland, OR. Though still a niche sport, mondo croquet maintains a loyal and dedicated following year after year.