The Best Backyard Games you’ve Never Heard Of.

ENTRY NO. 436

KANJAM

What you need to play:

  • 1 frisbee-like flying disc
  • 2 kans (these are the goals)

KanJam is played with a flying disc and two cans (or “kans”), towards which you deflect the disc. The object of the game is to score points by throwing and deflecting the flying disc and hitting or entering the goal. The game ends when a team scores exactly 21 points or “chogs” the disc for an instant win (chogging is when you perfectly lay the disc into the tiny opening in the kan). Players must score exactly 21 points to win. If a throw takes a team’s score over 21 points, the points for that throw are subtracted from their score instead of being added. Also, KanJam is the official backyard game of waste management professionals everywhere (actually, we just made that up but it might be true). Check out this video on KanJam.

Fun fact: The KanJam World Championship has been held every year in North Tonawanda, NY since 1990. Now you have no excuse not to visit North Tonawanda.

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