How to Play Rollors
|"Everyone and their brother has a game of bags (or “cornhole”) and they probably have bocce, jarts, washers, croquet or horseshoes lying around too. But those games are old, tired and everyone has them. Rollors is new, different and isn’t solely based on skill."
- Kim Vandenbroucke
Who Can Play Rollors?
Rollors is designed for players of all ages to enjoy. Learning how to play Rollors is easy for adults and children alike. If you can roll a disk, you can play!
You'll need two players for one on one play, or two teams of 2-3 players each for a group game.
You'll also need about 15-20 feet of open space. You can play on grass, sand, dirt or even indoors on carpet.
What's Included in a Rollors Game Set?
Setting Up the Game
Position the red and blue goals approximately 15-20 feet apart on level ground. Playing on grass or sand is ideal.
How to Play
Each player or team of 2-3 players uses one color set of rollors in the first round of play.
Blue goes first.
Standing behind the red goal, the blue player/team rolls one rollor at a time toward their blue goal, attempting to land their rollor as close to the goal as possible.
The rollor should be rolled on its edge, with a wind-up and release as in bowling. The rollor must touch the ground within 4 feet of the release - throwing is not allowed.
Once the blue player/team has played, the red player/team takes a turn.
In order to score, a rollor must fall entirely within a 5 foot radius of the center of the goal. A measuring cord is provided to measure this requirement.
Only one player/team scores each round and that is the player/team with the rollor that is closest to their goal. The measuring cord should assist in determining which player is closest. In the case of a tie, neither player/team scores. All rollors of the closest scoring color to the goal receive points.
For example, if you had two blue rollors within the radius of the measuring cord but closer than the red rollors, then you would get the points on both blue rollors. If you were to get all 3 blue rollors before the red, than all 3 would count. Only one color can score per round.
Points are given as follows:
- Rollors that land on their side - score a point value equal to the number that is showing.
- Rollors that stop on the edge - score a point value equal to the sum of both sides.
- Rollors that come to rest against the goal - score a point value of double the number showing.
Play continues with rounds that are started by the last color that has scored, rolling back and forth between goals. To win, a player must achieve a total of 21 points or more, and must have two more points than the opponent.
- The Rollors Expansion Packs allow you to include additional players and teams. They are available in four different color combinations: yellow/green, orange/purple, teal/pink and black/white.
- Another variation of play is to allow scoring for either team for all disks that are within the 5 foot radius of the measuring cord. This is a great option when playing with small children, but is also just a great way to mix things up.
- Throwing the rollor is NOT allowed.
- Do not use on concrete, wood, or other hard surfaces.