I love the game of horseshoes and would love to play it more than once a year. Plus I could gain a competitive advantage by bringing this to my backyard. Not all of us have the luxury of a huge backyard to entertain the idea of building a horseshoe pit. Enter portable horseshoes. Disclaimer, this isn’t for serious players, but as a fun not-so-serious game or for kids, you will probably like this set.
How to Play Horseshoes
Horseshoes is a game played with either two or four players (2 teams) in a larger outdoor area. Team mates sit on opposite sides and take turns throwing into a sand pit trying to get closets or around a metal stake, about 40 feet apart. The horseshoes you throw resemble a U shape and are about twice the size of an actual horseshoe used for a horse.
Only one team can be awarded a point for each round, with different points for landing your shoe around the ringer or getting 2 closer. If you are skillful enough for the horseshoes to land around the middle pole it counts as 3 points. First team to get 21 points win!
That’s the basics, here’s more detailed rules for how to play horseshoes.