Rollors Yard Game Review
I was super excited when I received an email from Matt Butler asking if I would like to try out a new lawn game, Rollors, he created. My family lives outside in the summer and we love, love, love to play games! I didn’t hesitate and he sent it out to me right away. My kids could hardly wait to crack it open (well, honestly it was my husband who was the first to tear open the packaging and set it up on my lawn! Let me tell you, we probably played it for 2 hours! It was very easy and SO fun! Caution!! Our dog Bella wanted to get in on the action and occasionally stole one of the discs. Good thing they are made of solid wood–so no damage.
How the Game Works
The game is super easy and really fun! It combines elements of two old games, Horseshoes and Bocce, to make one easy and mobile game. It includes oversized wooden discs (aka Rollors) that players roll towards a color-coded, wooden goal 25 feet away. Points are awarded to the player/team that positions their disks closest to the goal. Points are awarded based on the different values on the side of each disc. It is a great game for all ages and can be played in teams or individual competition. The game is made top quality and will last for years! This is one the family will LOVE!!
The best thing about this game, next to the fact that it is a great family game, is the story behind it! Matt, who was the inventor of Rollors, was on downtime between deployments overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan supporting combat operations. Upon return Matt developed a prototype in his garage that was well received at BBQs, parties, and other outdoor types of get-togethers. A few months later, around the time of the recession, Matt saw many local veterans out of work that had the resident wood working skills that helped spark the light bulb onto a means to help them. He then decided he wanted to employ local veterans to help construct the wooden disks and wooden, cone-shaped targets used in the game in their home workshops. After countless number of games were handcrafted, packaged and sold through the website, church, craft fairs, and other types of venues it has been distributed in brick and mortar retailers across American and has even started distribution outside of the United States. After helping numerous veterans get themselves back on their feet from the recession he has it developed outside of the United States to be able to get it to a price point so many more people and families can enjoy the fun. Rollors has turn into an award-winning and unique game which is revolutionizing beach and backyard fun. Now, three years later he is taking it a step further by using the platform of his success to consult other veterans needing a second career on how to effectively manage their inventions.
I love Matt’s story and highly recommend this game! This game is a no brainer – you get a GREAT game and support the people who defended our country – win-win!
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