BucketBall is the hottest new beach, poolside and backyard game that’s perfect for people of all ages. It takes the best parts of beer pong and cornhole and combines them into this wonderful new game called BucketBall.
The OFFICIAL BUCKETBALL SET comes with 12 buckets (6 blue buckets and 6 orange buckets by default), 2 balls, 1 tote bag, instructions, and a BucketBall vehicle decal.
BucketBall Court: A regulation sized BucketBall court will require an area of 8 feet wide by 40 feet long. The minimum vertical clearance required is 12 feet.
Teams: Teams consist of 1-2 players. Teammates play on the same side of the court.
Foul Line: The foul line is an imaginary line behind each set of buckets.
Tossing Zone: The tossing zone is the area behind each set of buckets where each team can toss their tennis balls.
Once the BucketBall court and equipment has been setup properly, game play may start.
Start of Game
Initial possession is determined by: shoot-off, coin flip, rock-paper-scissors, etc.
Each player on a team throws once, trying to throw the ball into the other team’s buckets.
If a ball goes into a bucket, then the bucket is removed.
Teams are allowed one re-rack per game. Here are a few re-rack examples:
End of Game
As soon as one team eliminates all of the other team’s buckets, they WIN!!!
The losing team gets rebuttals as follows: one throw per player, one throw each with bring backs, each players throws until they miss.
If the losing team makes all of the buckets, the game goes into overtime. If not, they lose and the game is over.
Three (3) buckets per side in triangle formation are used in overtime and the team that is winning gets to throw first.
- Overtime game play is the same as normal game play and the objective is to eliminate all of the other team’s buckets.
The buckets will come in blue and orange by default if we reach our funding goal. If we meet our stretch goals, more “beachy” colors will become available.
By default, a BucketBall set will include two (2) BucketBall tennis balls if we reach our funding goal. If we reach a stretch goal of $60K, a set will include three (3) BucketBall tennis balls. This will allow more players to be able to play the game at the same time.
Here are the available stretch goal options:
*Stretch goals are only available for those who purchased an OFFICIAL BUCKETBALL SET.
In the summer of 2013, a group of our friends went down to Nags Head, NC for vacation. Since we carpooled and had very limited space in the car, we were unable to bring our surf boards, body boards, skim boards, or cornhole bags/boards with us. We were only able to fit a football into our car. Well after a few days of throwing the football, we got bored pretty quickly and wanted something else we could all play and have fun. So we went to the local beach stores to figure out if we could find something that we could all do.
At the beach store, we came across some beach buckets and tennis balls and all of a sudden we had the idea of playing an oversized game of beer pong. We went back to the beach, setup the game, and had a blast the rest of the trip. Now whenever we go to the beach or play the game in public, people continuously ask us or can't help but stop us and say: "What is that game?", "That game looks like a lot of fun!!!" ,"Where can I buy the game?", "Can I play with you all?"
With all of the awesome comments and publicity we've received, we knew we were onto something. We knew we had to figure out a way we could bring this product to life and give the people their own set. So we named the game BucketBall, created the BucketBall logo, and began optimizing the game.
Risks and challenges
Although we have spent countless hours developing product specifications to ensure the highest quality measures are met, we still have yet to receive samples from our manufacturer for the buckets. The custom buckets require a large upfront investment in order to have the bucket mold created. We need the backing from you KickStarters so we may purchase our own bucket mold. Once the bucket mold is created, we will be able to receive samples of the bucket. As long as those samples turn out flawless, we will be able to proceed with production which should fall right in line with our proposed schedule. If the buckets do not turn out flawless, we may see a delay of up to a month. However, we believe this is highly unlikely because we have a reliable and reputable manufacturer, we provided the bucket specifications in both 3D CAD and drawing/plan format, and we have cross verified all of the dimensions and specifications to the extreme.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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