Monday, June 9, 2014

Sports Unlimited: Franklin Wooden Washer Set

Disclosure: I received a product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Sports Unlimited has made us a very happy family. It is officially party season...'party' for us meaning family and friends coming over to bbq, visit, or just hang out in the yard to enjoy the warm weather and chat. ;)  Inevitably when people are over (or even when no one's visiting at all) we break out the games. The best outdoor games, usually, are the ones with simple rules that everyone in the family, regardless of age, will have fun playing.


The two boxes latch together and have a secure carrying handle.

The Franklin Wooden Washer Game we were sent is a game that is very easy to learn, and very fun to play.

Making good use of our backyard (hurrah for warm weather!) by playing our new Franklin Wooden Washer Game.

The game is made of two very sturdy wooden boxes that latch together for convenience and storage. Everything in this set is made of simple, high quality materials. In a nutshell, it's built to be durable. That makes it a no-brainer to take along on tailgating trips, family outings, picnics, and long weekends at the beach or campground.


Someone in the house was good at the game from the get-go.

The game is easy to learn, with the folks on one side trying to get their rings into the box on the other side (for points). The washers are two different colors to differentiate whose are whose.  My 6-yr. old could play it (and play it he did!), and every single person in the house thought it was fun. 

I'm not even going to tell you how hard the sweet and innocent looking child in the picture above laughed when his mom threw and missed. But...

It wasn't long however, before mama got her groove on. ;)

It wasn't long before I got the hang of it, and then it was game-on, turkey sweet boy!  :) 

I like this set because it's got inclusive storage (so parts don't get misplaced). I also liked that the washers you throw are made of wood so they have a nice weight to them...not too heavy, but just right for getting a good aim and throw.

This is a fun game, but it's not the only game Sports Unlimited offers!! Take a look at their website. It's jam-packed full of summer fun just waiting to be made!  You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

84 comments:

  1. hahaha you had bad aim at your sea? Practice makes perfect. it is a fun game indeed

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    1. I like games like this one, even if they do take a minute to get warmed up. :)

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  2. Sometimes, it's the simple games that are the best.

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  3. Don't you love it when the kids laugh at us for not getting these games right? Makes them all that much more fun!

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    1. Lil'stinkers! And they don't outgrow it, at least not in our family!! lol

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  4. He looked rather pleased with himself did he win ? or did you kick his hiney ?

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    1. Once I got the hang of it, we 'quit playing for points' and played just for fun. His idea, bwuahahahaha. :)

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  5. Looks like fun to me. I like outdoor games that are easy.

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    1. Me too. I don't like to sit and sort through complicated instructions when I want to play a game.

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  6. I love inclusive storage! This looks so easy and fun!

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    1. I think all games should have sturdy storage. I hate lost game pieces!

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  7. I love the spending time with your son doing simple games. perfect. For real.

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    1. Agreed. And I have as much fun as the kids w/these kinds of things. :)

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  8. You're such a great mom, Rosey. Looks like a lot of fun.

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    1. I've got great kids, Veronica Lee. :)

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  9. My two boys would have a ball with that. They are always looking for fun games like that to play outside.

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    1. I can see them liking this game. :) It really is good for most any age.

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  10. This looks great for kids and adults.My oldest is always laughing at me when i mess up on something lol.

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    1. Glad to hear I'm in good company w/the teasing. ;)

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  11. What a great game - reminds me of the bean bag game "corn hole". My sister's boy friend's family plays that all the time. You throw bean bags at a platform and try to get them through the hole. Your son was laughing with you not at you! lol Glad you got the hang of it!! lol

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    1. We have a mini corn hole game, it's fun! :) I'm loving your Great Wolf pictures this week on your blog!!

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  12. That looks like great fun, and a good deal less dangerous than horseshoes (said the woman who broke her first window at 45 years of age with a horseshoe).

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    1. Ooooooooooooooohhhhh!! hahahahahaha It's SO not funny, but still..hahahahahaha. Oh my. Someone purchased a BB gun for my older two boys once. It wasn't long before I paid for a neighbor's window and the gun was taken away. It was totally not funny. Years later (and it's been probably 15 years ago) it's still not funny. ;)

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  13. i want to try washers...we have cornhole and the bolo game where you try to wrap them around poles...but i have never tried washers....

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    1. We have a mini corn hole game, and the full-sized Bolo Ball. I like them both. :)

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  14. What a fun outdoors game to stay moving! My boys would enjoy this!

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    1. Yep, it's great for the little ones even because it's so easy to do. :)

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  15. such great pictures, and what a fun sounding game! I will check out the website for my nieces and nephew

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    1. They've got a website full of great items!

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  16. We love playing games like this - perfect for those family outdoor game nights. I love that we can easily take it to the parks for picnics as well.

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    1. The big sturdy handle makes this one easy to pick-up, pack up, and go! :)

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  17. That looks like a great game. I have never played it before.

    Michelle F.

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    1. Easy to learn, fun to play. I like it! :)

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  18. Horseshoes without having to drive stakes into the ground! Looks fun!

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    1. I thought of horse shoes when we were playing, and Jacqueline mentioned it above. Looks like I"m not the only one. ;)

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  19. I love games that get my kids outside. That looks really fun!

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  20. What a great site! My stepdaughter is only here about once a month now--and she's 14, so she probably wouldn't be too into that stuff. But having once been with her all day at 8 and 9 and 10 years old, I know having something to do throughout the day is invaluable!

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    1. It is, and simple things like this are relaxing and make for good memories. :)

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  21. This looks like so much fun and is something easy and fun to do and bring to the park to play! Love it

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    1. I like that it's so easily portable too!

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  22. I'm always looking for something fun to take camping and this looks like a winner! I appreciate anything that doesn't require something extra for storage and....shhh, don't tell, I hope you smoked him. ;)

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    1. hahaa, we ended up playing for no points (totally his idea ;) ).

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  23. Having a fun game to play during the wonderful weather months is a very good thing.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Almost anything that gets us outside makes me happy!

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  24. We have a huge yard, and I have been looking for more games to play while outdoors. This is perfect!

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    1. This one is a fun one to have around the house. Easy to set up, easy to put away. :)

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  25. This looks like a super fun game to play with kids! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Game on Turkey sweet boy. lol
    I love fun backyard games!

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  27. Wow! Looks like a fun game. I love all games. It's a must play!

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  28. Looks like a really fun game for the kids to enjoy!

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  29. OH gosh, I can practically hear all the laughter already. It sounds sooooo fun!

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  30. I guess this is a family thing as we love those kind of parties too. Games are the most fun part and we'd most likely enjoy this one too.

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  31. Now that sounds like a fun game, I don't think I would personally be very good at it though lol x

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  32. Looks like a great outdoor game. I like games that encourage physical activity for kids.

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  33. Nothing is funnier then an adult that can't play a kids game. I think sometimes we are cheap entertainment to our children.

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  34. It is always simple games like this that are so much fun to play. Especially bringing them along to a weekend cabin or a family reunion. I took a look at their website and they have quite a few fun looking "toss" games.

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  35. Looks like a fun game.. I am sure i would get beat every single time..

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  36. My hubby LOVES these types of games! Great idea for a gift for him as he is SO hard to shop for!

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  37. Now that is cool - fun, easy and hassle free kind of game!

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  38. This is so cool! Something my son and husband would love for sure!

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  39. Sounds like a really cool game! And you can see that your son had a lot of fun!

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  40. Sounds like a fun game. the goys would love this game.

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  41. Looks like fun! I enjoy unique games, especially those that require movement and activity.

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  42. Looks like fun! I enjoy unique games, especially those that require movement and activity.

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  43. What a great game. I think that this looks like a fun game I could play with my son

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  44. That looks like a lot of fun. I bet all three of my boys would enjoy playing with it. Do you have room for three more?

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  45. From Babita@BabsProjects: It looks like a fun game which both my girls would enjoy. I would like to play it too.

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  46. Our kids love games ... such a good family time activity!

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  47. This looks so fun! I would totally enjoy this :)

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  48. This looks like such a fun and easy game! I love when there aren't a ton of complicated rules.

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  49. That really looks like a fun game to play! I love the simplicity of it!

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  50. That does look fun! Love your backyard. I thought you were at a park!

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  51. This wooden washer game looks like a fun one! I love that it has storage so you don't lose anything with it!

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  52. This is going to sound crazy but i've never heard of the washers game until last year but I totally love it - even though Im not that good.

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  53. Looks like a great way to hang out in the backyard. Thanks for sharing!

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  54. That does look like a fun game. Your backyard is really pretty, too. :)

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  55. My kid would laugh when I missed too. ;) Looks like a blast!

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  56. My daughters would get the biggest kick out of this game.

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  57. LOVE that this comes with inclusive storage... that is a main issue for us...
    keeping it all together

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  58. I am going to the website to check out those games. I need that game to use for a first and to play with the grandsons!

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