Originally played on split-rail fences by American cowboys flinging cow-wrangling bolas, ladderball has rapidly gained popularity as a favorite backyard game. We chose this set for its durability and safety features. The two ladders in the set are constructed with high quality plastics and include uniquely designed weighted base bars for added stability during game play. Because the six bolas are made with soft (though strong) materials, even young children can safely play. The bolas (three each of red and blue) are carefully weighted to perform just like real golf balls. This set can be used both indoors and out and includes a handy carrying and storage bag. The patent-pending bolas are also available separately - in case you really miss the mark and lose the originals!