Post by Steve King (Admin) on Jul 18, 2005 10:40:46 GMT -6
The game of washers can be played with two or more players (or even teams). Boxes are places 20-40 feet apart on a flat and level surface (the farther, the more challenging). Average distance is 20-25ft apart. Players must stand behind the front edge of the box, and toss each of his or her three washers (usually underhanded) toward the opposite box. The next player then does the same. The highest score wins the round.
Points are awarded as follows:
1 point for a washer that lands in the box 3 points for a washer that lands in the cup
Opposing washers in the box (or in the cup) cancel each other out, however some people play all points count. Leaners do not count as extra points, however some people count those as 2 points extra. Washers landing on top of the box do not count as extra points, however some people play as those count as 2 points extra.
Continue rounds until one player reaches 21 points, however some people play that you have to hit 21 exactly or you go back the amount you went over.
Some people play if one scores 11 before the other scores any points, then they automatically win, hence a skunk.