While most people are excited to use their hoverboard for things like getting from one place to another in a new and different way, it's important to know there are actually a ton of different uses. This is something that sets these devices apart from the skateboard and the scooter, and even the bicycle.
For the most part, those are used as personal transportation. Certainly, there are people who have come up with unique ideas in how to ride those things, but when you are talking about a key use, it's going to be from getting from point A to point B.
When you are talking about a hoverboard, you are talking about something that can indeed get you from point A to point B, but there are also a ton of entertainment uses that can come into play as well. The nice thing about this little device is there are a couple of games you can play, that make owning one that much better. Who knows, it's possible that when you hear about some of these games, you can even envision them becoming a real sport in the near future. Stranger things have happened. As these devices get more popular, the games that you can play on them are going to get more popular too. With that in mind, check out five of the best games to play on these boards so you don't get bored.
Hide and Seek
While the rules for this game aren't going to be any different than if you and your friends were on foot, there will be a new kind of challenge if you are using your boards. The first thing is that you might have to change up where you would normally hide since there are going to place you can't go on your device.
Secondly, there is going to be a degree of difficulty if someone in your group is a better rider than you. This is especially the case if you happen to have the person who is doing the finding and is “it” is the one that knows how to ride these boards better than you. An added rule you can come up with is that everyone has to stay on their Hoverboard at all times. Step off the device and you are automatically “it“.
Tug of War Challenge
Just like the hide and seek, the rules for this game are pretty similar to what you are going to find in a regular tug of war game. The one big difference is that you are doing this on your boards, rather than having your feet planted firmly on the ground. You would be surprised how much different this makes the overall competition. There are all kinds of special rules you can plug into this game as well. You can certainly make a rule that if someone comes off their board, they have lost. You can also make it so they can come off, but they have to get back on. Come off a second time and they're officially eliminated.
The rules for this game will be identical to what you would find if you were on the regular tennis court. You are going to serve, hit your backhand and hit your forehand exactly as you would if you were standing on the ground. The scoring will be the same as well.
What makes this game especially interesting is that there are definitely going to be people that are quite a bit more light on their “feet” when it comes to riding their boards. They are going to be able to feel as though they are more stable and quicker to react when they see the ball is hit to another part of the court. Those who want to get really good at this game are going to need to make sure they are practicing all the time.
If you really want to add a degree of difficulty to this game, play doubles Hover Tennis and really watch the game devolve into some fun-filled chaos.
The name of this game is as self-explanatory as any other. You are going to want to set up a kind of course, maybe even put some obstacles in there for people to dodge. The course can just be a twist and turn filled race, or you can have things you need to go over and under. Either way, the goal is to get to the finish first. As with the other games, penalties for getting off your board will keep people honest.
This one is simple and you're going to need to be aware that it should be done somewhere where a soft landing can be had from time to time. The goal is simply to grapple to the point where one of the people playing falls off their board. This doesn't mean you need to take them to the ground. It can be as simple as someone putting one foot on the ground to steady themselves.
You can also make it a bit harder by saying that the winner must get the person all the way off the board. The caveat there would be that the other person cannot use the ground to leverage a kind of comeback in the game.