Need to blow off some steam, improve your strength, or simply have a good time with family or friends? Why not achieve all three at Urban Axe Throwing in Vancouver? Before booking a session, take a look at these exciting games that you can try upon your next visit.
2 PLAYER GAMES
#1 Around the World (two or more, no teams)
Designed to test one’s ability to aim at several targets, the goal of Around the World is to hit each point region on a board in succession. You’ll start from the left side of the board, working your way across to the right. A perfect kill-shot is as follows: 1, 2, 3, 4, B, 4, 3, 2, 1.
You won’t be able to move forward without hitting your current target, so make sure you stay focused!
You can play the game head-to-head or arrange a tournament in which the player to beat is the one who has made the fewest throws. Around the World is a key activity when it comes to improving your axe throwing accuracy.
Line up your throwing arm (if you’re playing one-handed) or your body (if you’re playing two-handed) with the section of the target you’re aiming for. Avoid swinging to the left or right, as this can affect your consistency.
#2 Calling Targets (two or more, no teams)
Allow each player the opportunity to call a target before they throw their axe. Successfully hit a called target and you get double the points! Miss it and get no points.
Call out a target you know you can hit consistently. Anyway, you’re better off hitting the same target for double the points than biting off more than you can chew for none at all!
4 PLAYER GAMES
#1 Cornhole (two teams of two)
Teams must make 21 points to win. Points cancel each other out, so if Team 1 makes 8 points in one round and Team 2 makes 5 points in the same round, 5 is subtracted from 8, giving Team 1 a total of 3 points and Team 2 a total of 0 points.
Your team must score exactly 21 points to win. If you’re leading at 19 points, for example, and make another 4 points (resulting in 23 points total), your score will remain at 19 points.
Ensure that your team throws second, as having the last throw gives you the advantage of scoring the exact number of points typically required to close a game. Match up with someone who has a similar skill level as you.
#2 Duals (two teams of two)
Teammates must throw at the same target, releasing their axes at the same time. Teams must make 256 points to win.
Assign one player to aim exclusively for the bullseye while the other aims for the ring just around the bullseye. Count down with every throw to prevent both axes from crashing into one another.
4+ PLAYER GAMES
Humans Vs. Zombies (four or more, divided into equal teams)
Depending on whether you’re playing as a human or zombie, the game is a race to +15 or -15 points. Humans are working to score points while zombies are working to take them away. If, for example, the humans score 4 points in one round and the zombies land a 6, the total score will sit at -2.
As with most axe games, there is an advantage to throwing second. To even out teams, flip a coin to determine who plays for what team.
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