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Castlesquares 9 Square Game: The Must Have Backyard Game! (+ Giveaway!)

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This ‘Castlesquares 9 Square Game: The Must Have Backyard Game!’ is sponsored by Castlesquares.  As always, all opinions are my own.

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A couple years ago at a local camp, we were introduced to a fun backyard group game that was affectionately being called ‘9 square’.  It was THE most popular game at camp.  There was always a line of players waiting for someone to miss so they could be rotated in.  But the best parts about this game is that:

#1:  Even standing in line watching and waiting for your turn is FUN!  
#2:  The wait time is never very long.
#3:  Kids and adults of all ages enjoy it!

So today, I’m thrilled to share that you can own your very own game as Castlesquares has made it easy!

Castlesquares 9 Square Game: The Must Have Backyard Game!

Castlesquares 9 Square Game: The Must Have Backyard Game!

Seriously, if you are on the hunt for ONE game that is a must have for parties, events, and family fun; Castlesquares is it!  My 4 year old niece all the way up to my 81 year old grandma have played this game with us and had a blast!  As a matter of fact, my grandma thought it was awesome and really enjoyed being able to get up and play with everyone.

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Castlesquares is an indoor/outdoor volleyball 9 square game that is fun for all ages.  Features Include:

  • The 15’x15′ strong metal frame designed for a 3-5 minute set up.
  • Telescoping legs make the height fully adjustable for all skill levels and sizes (3 different height options!)
  • UV resistant straps ensure that this game will entertain you and your guests for years to come.
  • Everything fits in one convenient carrying bag, making it super portable.

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Set Up:

When I was telling a friend that I had Castlesquares 9 Square coming for an upcoming First Friday Homeschool Teen Event, she laughed.  I was confused but then she said ‘good luck with set up’.  That’s when I was able to tell her that it literally takes just 3 to 5 MINUTES to set up!  She was in awe!  But it truly is that simple!  The ingenious design of Castlesquares = no fuss, easy assembly and disassembly.   Our very first assembly took about 10 minutes.  But by the second time, we’d already cut that time in half!

First, remove all pieces from storage bag.

Castlesquares 9 Square Game_ The Must Have Backyard Game!

Then unfold metal frame. 

Castlesquares 9 Square Game_ The Must Have Backyard Game!

Click frame and legs into place and VIOLA!

Castlesquares 9 Square Game_ The Must Have Backyard Game!

Check out this video for assembly in action:

 

 

Playtime!

As I mentioned, in less than five minutes, this game is ready for play.  

 

How To Play 9 Square Castlesquares 

Nine Square is a fun game for all age groups and skill levels. It’s like a cross between volleyball and foursquare, but what exactly is the game, and how do you play?  Well, the goal of this game is two-fold.  First, you never want to let the ball hit the ground inside your square.  So when it comes your way, pop it back up and over to someone else.  Secondly, your final goal of this game is to make your way through the rotation to the “#9” square which is considered the King/Queen position. Once there, players will try to stay there as long as possible.

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Basic Play

The basic play of 9 Square Castlesquares is simple. The player in the center square or King/Queen position will serve the ball into another square like in volleyball. Players will then bounce the ball out of their own square and into one of the other squares without letting it drop.

 

Getting Out

If a player lets the ball hit the ground after it is passed into his or her square or a player bounces it outside all 9 squares, they are out and will move to the end of the overflow line or into the “#1” square.

When a person moves to the end of the rotation, players behind him or her will follow the rotation in the provided graphic to fill the empty spot.

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The person who is now in the King/Queen position will take the ball and give service to restart the game.

For the best experience playing 9 square, adjust the height of your CastleBall 9 square set so that the squares are about 2 feet above the head of your average player.  But the beauty is that you can choose a different setting if you prefer.

backyard family game - Castlesquares 9 Square Game: The Must Have Backyard Game!

Available In An Easy To Use Hyperlight Aluminum Option

The Hyperlight Aluminum 9 Squares Castlesquares is lightweight and easy to bring anywhere you go.  It is water-resistant and built to play in pools, lakes, or on beaches as well as backyards, sand, and other level playing surfaces.  Everything fits easily into the storage/travel bag for on-the-go fun. 

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Connect With Castlesquares

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Castlesquares 9 Square Game_ The Must Have Backyard Game! Giveaway

Premium Castlesquares 9-Square Game Giveaway!

I am so excited to share that I’ve teamed up with Castlesquares for a giveaway!  One lucky Thrifty Nifty Mommy reader will receive a Premium Castlesquare Hyperlight Aluminum 9 Square Game!  (Seriously can’t wait to see who the lucky family is!)  This giveaway is open to the Continental US only, so just enter the widget below for your chance.  Good luck!

 

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monique s

Thursday 1st of October 2020

I have never seen anything like this before but can imagine it would have the kids jumping around

Jenni Wheeler

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

I would love to win for the 4-H camp we volunteer at. It's such a fun game that can include a large amount of kids.

Helen

Sunday 20th of September 2020

This looks like a fun game and a great way to spend some quality time with my family. I love that it would get us outside away from the online world.

Darla Schroeder

Wednesday 16th of September 2020

I love that this game is fun for all ages and easy to set up.

Peggy Nunn

Thursday 10th of September 2020

I like the Everything fits in one convenient carrying bag

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