TopBlock was started by two friends, Mack and Austin, while they were students at BYU. They threw a BBQ party one summer evening for some friends, and the naturally competitive group started looking for a game to play in the back yard. One friend found some scrap wooden blocks laying around and stacked them into a tower. Everyone took turns throwing a soccer ball at the tower trying to knock off just the top block. At this point, rules basically started forming themselves as everyone competed to have the best shot. The group played for hours into the night. After that night, Mack and Austin kept playing the game, and over time they realized that they wanted to share it with others.
Over the course of the following months, Mack and Austin worked on the design and the rules until they had it all perfect. They considered what they did and didn't like about other yard games. Bocce ball, horseshoes, and cornhole are too heavy and bulky to bring around, while volleyball and spikeball are meant only for super-athletes. Other games require a lot of time to play, special equipment, or a lot of space. Mack and Austin wanted their game to be extremely portable, competitive for anyone, and playable even indoors. Through their design process, they created what they consider to be the ultimate yard game: a pack-it-up, take-it-anywhere type of game that requires no setup, and fun for everyone.
In November of 2021, Mack and Austin launched TopBlock on KickStarter, and were successfully funded in the first day of their campaign. Join the growing community of TopBlock players!
The TopBlock Community:
TopBlock has been played on the beaches of Florida, in the mountains of Alaska, and in backyards all over the country. We believe that the TopBlock community are the coolest people out there, and we can't wait to see where you take it!
Give it a toss:
There's something addicting about standing across from that tower and trying to knock off that top block. Give it a toss, and see who has the softest touch. We bet you can't throw just one.