We had a lot of family time this week. Just the 6 of us hanging out, doing the turkey thing and keeping busy. That meant there was a lot of playing, creating, crafting and cooking. One of those things was playing CROSSNET with the family. It’s a combination of four square and volleyball and can be played with 4 or more people. The more the better!
Thanks to CROSSNET for sending us a sample game to test out.
We quickly opened up the box which had everything we needed to play the game. Even a pump for the ball!
We helped each other set up the net up and get the square all ready to play. We opted for the lowest setting for kids, but there were taller settings as well.
You definitely need at least two people to set the net up with the tension spikes. Each of the 4 sides of the net has a 2 sided rope to pin to the ground. It’s important to be aware of these 8 ropes if you have to get a rogue ball.
Once it was set up, we set down the border to determine where in-bounds and out-of-bounds was. We then had a quick chat about the rules and the point of the game.
As it turns out, we aren’t quite at the point of needing to keep score. We are doing good to get a 4 hit volley going. But, we had a good time playing and maybe learned how to deal with a little frustration.
If you have the space, they also have stands to help mount this as an indoor game…which is perfect for a gym.
Here’s a little fun gif of us playing CROSSNET. Definitely consider getting the game for some active family fun!
WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEK?
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