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With all of the focus these days being on videogames and multimedia entertainment it’s actually nice to see companies still working to innovate the good ol’ outside games. There’s still something to be said about getting out in the sun with friends or family and playing some games in person. With that in mind we’re checking out RingStix.

The Game

Explaining how to play RingStix is simple, mastering it is another story. Each player has two stix that look sort of like curved swords. You drop the small ring onto the two swords and push the swords together. Pick a direction and quickly pull the swords apart and watch the ring fly. Your opponent then attempts to catch the ring on one or both of their swords. That’s really all there is to it. The thing is that it’s quite difficult to properly execute more than once or twice. The ring is slim and small and looks really subtle flying through the air. It ends up being a small target to try and catch on the end of a stick. It’s not impossible but it takes a good amount of time investment to get it right. This isn’t the game you take outside for a fun afternoon with people who have never played it before. What you’ll end up with is an afternoon of helping them figure out how to master the game.

On the other hand, if you have a group who has taken the time to learn how to play the game, how to toss and catch the ring, it’s actually quite an innovative little game. You can play it in your yard, at the beach, basically anywhere you’d take a Frisbee. Some good hand eye coordination and even some general sports skills will be a great plus to enjoying this game too. I took the game out with a couple of friends to give it a go and the below video shows how it all went down:


Build Quality

The stix are well made as is the ring. They’re hard plastic and fairly rugged. Now the packaging promises that the ring glows. We had very little luck making that happen. The set comes with a convenient carrying bag to keep it organized.


Overall RingStix is innovative and has potential with future iterations and updates that would make it just a little easier to play. At this point only fairly skilled outside gamers need apply.

Overall (Not an Average) 6/10

The Review
The Game 6/10
Build Quality 5/10
Overall (Not an Average) 6/10