And that's exactly what they did.
Whether you call it ladder ball, ladder golf, ladder toss or even redneck horseshoes, the game involves tossing bolas, two balls joined by a string, at a three-rung "ladder" constructed of PVC pipe. Points are scored by getting the rope to wrap around one of the rungs.
But, wait, there's more. Standard ladder ball etiquette -- or at least the way we play it -- encourages you to make as many distracting remarks, sounds and/or movements possible in the name of throwing your opponent off his or her game.
It's no wonder the game has caught on despite easily being the newest on our list. From summer barbecues and picnics to tailgating parties, ladder toss has become the ultimate backyard game.