You do not have to spend a lot of money to have games that can keep you entertained for hours. The ring and hook game involves a ring suspended on a string which you must swing to land on a hook attached to a wall or pole. You can make your own ring and hook game from two pieces of wood and install it in your backyard. Challenge your friends to determine who is the most skilled at landing the ring on the hook.
Line the two planks end to end so they form an L-shaped, 90-degree angle. Overlap the end of one piece of wood so that it is flush with the top of the second piece. Connect the planks with nails or screws.
Attach a steel corner brace to the abutting sides of the planks, using screws. Nail the structure to an upright pole or wall in an inverted "L" shape. Position the planks so that the top piece is perpendicular to the pole.
Screw an eye hook into the top (horizontal) piece of wood, at the end. Form a loop in a piece of string. Pass the end of the string through the eye hook and back through the loop. Pass the end around the neck and into the loop to form a bowline knot. Pull the knot tight.
Screw a hook into the bottom of the vertical support plank. Ensure that the hook is facing upward. Measure the length of dangling string from the hook eye to the screw-in hook. Cut the string, leaving a couple of inches to accommodate the ring.
Pass the end of the string through a metal ring. Pass it back over the anchor strand of the string. Feed the end of the string back into the created loop. Bring the end around the anchor strand one more time and back into the loop. Pull the two half-hitch knots tight.
Swing the ring and see if you can land it on the hook.