Throw Your Flag Game Rules
Tune into the game on TV, grab a beer, and get comfortable. Be sure your flag set is within reach. As you watch the football game, certain events will happen that can (and should) trigger you to throw a flag.
Throwing the Flags
Throw a flag on the play! Flags can be thrown, dropped, pitched, flung, and hurled. Throwing your flags is usually done in conjunction with a yell, cheer, or perhaps even an expletive (please keep it PG if young children are in the room).
YELLOW FLAG = PENALTY
Throw a yellow flag after a penalty happens during the game (especially be ready during all punts & kick-offs).
RED FLAG = CHALLENGE
The red rags are tossed after an officiating call is questionable (unfortunately, that's quite often).
GREEN FLAG = "FOR THE GAME"
Throw the green cloth before a crucial play that will affect the outcome of the game (for example, 4th and goal from the two yard line).
It can only be used once per quarter.
TEAM FLAG = AFTER THE WIN!
Fling the blue laundry during kick-offs or punts and immediately after the game is over when the good guys win (be careful not to spill your favorite beverage).
Resetting the Game
Pick up all thrown flags after the event which caused you to throw the flag is over.
Alternative Game Rules: "Flaghole"
Be the first team to reach (or exceed) a score of 21 points at the end of a possession.
Our scoreboards are 1-ft. x 1-ft. The hole is positioned 3-in. from the top of the board, with a 4-in diameter.
Each team has four flags of contrasting colors.
The flag scoreboards are placed 11 feet apart from front edge to front edge.
Flaghole is played with two teams, each consisting of one player (singles) or two players (doubles).
Players pitch their flags in an underhand motion from behind each the board.
Players alternate turns tossing their flags toward the opposite board.
After each team has thrown four bags, players take score and resume throwing to the opposite board.
The team who scored points in the previous possession goes first in the next possession. If it was tied, the team who went first in the last inning gets to go first again.
A flag that goes through the hole is worth 3 points.
A flag that lands on the board and stays there is worth 1 point.
A flag that lands on the floor or bounces onto the board is worth 0 points.
Only one team can score points per possession. The team with the higher score cancels out the points of the opposing team in that possession.
The team with the higher score in a possession earns the difference in points. For instance, if Team A scores 5 points and Team B scores 2 points in a possession, Team A earns 3 points for that possession.
Winning the Game
The first player or team to reach or exceed 21 points at the conclusion of a possession is the winner.