Becoming a ‘Rock Toss Master’

This column was posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in the Gaston Gazette.

It doesn’t take much to scare up a game of Rock Toss. All you need is two irregularly shaped rocks, roughly the size and weight of a golf ball, and a small bucket filled with water. Find two willing people with some spare time, and you’re ready to play.

It only took my eight-year-old neighbor, Jessie, and me about three minutes to come up with the concept. It took less than a minute to find a suitable name, and the next hour or so figuring out the rules and regulations as we played along.

The rules are simple — both players toss their rock in the direction of the water bucket. The person whose rock is the closest to the water bucket wins a point.