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Stocking Stuffer Guide 2014

Posted by Dave On December - 10 - 2014


It’s that time of year again. Time to shop for that person on your gift list who has everything and is impossible to buy for. On top of that, you need to find something that is small enough to fit into their stocking. Have no fear because this is our fifth year publishing our annual Stocking Stuffer Guide for Tailgaters. (Our previous guides are still excellent for ideas as well… 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010)

Grab these ideas and make sure to order these items to arrive in time to stuff them in the tailgater in your life’s stocking.

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Lotion Flasks

Everyone hates the high prices of food and drink inside the stadium or concert venues. Why not fight back and smuggle your booze into events using these stealth flasks made to look like hand lotion tubes? Each one is made of food grade plastic, holds 4 oz. of liquid and comes in a 3-pack. A total of 12 ounces of booze smuggling between all three lotion flasks. The box also includes two mini funnels to fill them up easily at home before heading to the game or concert. $15

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The TailGator Beverage Glove

These gloves are warm and comfortable with a soft microfleece shell, Thinsulate insulation, waterproof lining and soft rubber-tech grip. Oh, did we mention it also has a cup holder built right in to hold your favorite beverage? The elastic stretch beverage holder accommodates all types of beverages – bottles, cans, plastic cups and water bottles all fit snugly in the holder. Simply flip the holder around to the palm side of the glove and attach it to the Velcro tab. When not in use, the holder attaches to the back of the glove, completely out of the way. Comes in a number of colors including Midnight Black, Gripper Green, Glacier Blue and Cardinal Red, so you can be sure to coordinate with your favorite team. Or go for the Highland Timber Camo if you are trying to remain properly hydrated while hiding from deer… or your wife with that “honey do” list in her hand. $24.99

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.50 Cal Bottle Opener

Yeah, we know. Ho hum. Who needs another bottle opener? The tailgater that wants to look like a bad ass opening up beer bottles, that’s who! Nothing says bad ass like a bottle opener made from a previously fired .50 caliber shell. .50 Cals are the guns they mount to the top of Humvees and can rip a hole into a telephone pole the size of a grapefruit. If you want to see a single .50 Cal bullet vs 18 inches of solid ice, check out this video HERE. Suffice to say, you open up your beer bottle with a previously fired .50 caliber shell, that pretty much shows everyone you are a bad ass tailgater. $15
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RampShot

Posted by Dave On December - 9 - 2014

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Often times we come across tailgating games that can be considered relaxing like Cornhole or Ladder Toss and others that are quite strenuous like the most recently reviewed, Slammo. We recently discovered a game called RampShot that falls somewhere in the middle between relaxing and strenuous.

Now that you have seen how RampShot is played, here are some aspects you may want to consider while taking it tailgating. Many times people need a break from playing because they want to get another beer or have some food. RampShot’s “odd man out” allows for a quick break to grab a beer, scarf a hot dog or say hi to those new arrivals that may have come by while you were playing.

The portability of RampShot is good in that both ramps can be stacked one on top of the other for ease of storage and transport in your tailgating vehicle. In regards to playing surfaces, RampShot would be best played in tailgating environments that have grass. You could play it on asphalt parking lots but take it easy on those errant bounces that would require a dive to catch.

RampShot is patent pending at the moment and was designed and developed by a physical education teacher, Joshua Bonventre, along with his good friend, Kevin Texeira. Both Josh and Kevin are big fans of cornhole and Kan Jam and anything related to BBQ’s and tailgating.

As we do with all of the products we review here on TailgatingIdeas.com, we personally were sent a sample of RampShot so that we could test it out in a real tailgating environment. The thing we liked most about RampShot was the game includes three people on every play which keeps players engaged. Games like cornhole, the two players on the opposite end are just standing around waiting for their turn to throw the bags. The uniqueness of the game in which points can be earned by tossing as well as catching makes it rather different compared to other “traditional” tailgating games.

After testing out RampShot we are going to give it the Tailgating Ideas “Tailgate Approved” stamp of approval.

For more information or to get a set of RampShot for yourself, visit: rampshot.com

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Pounce Game Review

Posted by Dave On December - 3 - 2014

Pounce Game
Many times when we post about a product or a game that is currently undergoing a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign, we do not have the opportunity to test the product. Normally these entrepreneurs are seeking funding because they do not have the upfront capital to have samples available for testing and review. We mention this because we were lucky enough to personally sample the game Pounce before they started their Kickstarter campaign.

Pounce is a simple and fun, fast-paced skill-based game involving hand eye coordination, team work and can be played by anyone of all ages. Combining elements of the drinking games quarters and beer pong, the simple object is to bounce a ping pong ball into a cup before your opponent can block you. Before we get into the nuance of the game Pounce, take a look at their Kickstarter video.

As you can see in their Kickstarter video they have been producing Pounce on their own and funding will help take it to the next level. If their desired funding level is reached, the game specifics will not change but will be easier to mass produce. Take a look at the “How to Play Pounce” instructional video to understand the pace and game play of Pounce.

As you can see from the video, even with three players, the game is rather fast-paced and is quite fun. If you were to take Pounce tailgating, all you would need is a flat surface and you are playing Pounce. Any utility table or even a Beer Pong table you would take tailgating would be the prefect surface to play Pounce.

Prior to the makers of Pounce getting on Kickstarter, we tried out Pounce for ourselves. We found we had to channel our days of playing quarters back in college to gain some skill in the game of pounce. Unlike in beer pong where you bounce the ball harder to reach the cups at the other end, Pounce bounces are shorter and require a little more finesse.

Another aspect of Pounce we enjoyed is that all ages can play. Obviously beer pong excludes the under 21 crowd but we played pounce with my six year old and eight year old kids. Lastly, we also tailgate with Jeremy McGhee who is in a wheelchair. Although Jeremy has overcome incredible odds and participates in numerous sports, some tailgating games can be exclusionary to people with disabilities. Pounce is a great game for someone like Jeremy.

After testing and playing Pounce for ourselves in a real tailgating environment, we are going to give pounce the Tailgating Ideas “Tailgate Approved” stamp of approval. The compact size makes it perfect to place in your tailgating kit and the opportunity for many people of all ages and skill levels to play it, makes it a great tailgating game.

We would encourage anyone who is interested in playing this game for yourself to visit the Pounce Kickstarter campaign page and contribute to the effort. As of post time they have 28 days left in their funding campaign and they are already off to a good start.

$500 AT&T Gift Card #Techgating Finalists

Posted by Dave On November - 24 - 2014

Last week we announced our $500 AT&T Gift Card to go #Techgating giveaway. We requested tailgaters submit photos and videos of themselves tailgating with a chance to be selected to receive a $500 gift card from AT&T to upgrade their tailgate party to include some #techgating gear.

We’re now asking you, the readers of TailgatingIdeas.com, to review the submissions and vote on which tailgate is most deserving of the $500 gift card to upgrade their tailgate. Make sure to share this post with friends and family and on social media and vote in the poll at the bottom of this post. Voting will remain open until December 1, 2014. The top three entries receiving the most votes will be considered by the Tailgating Ideas staff to determine the final winner of the gift card. The Tailgating Ideas staff will ultimately decide the winner while considering voting results as a major determining factor. Winner will be notified December 3, 2014.

The entries are below. Click on each picture to view larger images. Voting poll is located below the image gallery.


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I love coozies. LOVE them. My collection of coozies – or “insulated can holders” – is in the double digits. I’ve got thin sleeve coozies and thick foamy ones. I’ve got coozies with Phillies and Eagles logos, coozies specifically designed for bottles and even a coozie on a necklace for hands-free drinking. I recently got engaged, and received a pair of “Mr.” and “Mrs.” coozies as an engagement present.

I tell you all this because in all my coozie collecting years, I have never owned a coozie attached to my winter gloves. In fact, the thought never even entered my mind until I came across the TailGator Beverage Glove. I quickly realized that I had been missing out, and couldn’t be more excited about adding the “Ultimate Cold Weather Party Glove” to my arsenal of beverage handling.

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First things first, the gloves themselves are awesome. Warm and comfortable and they offer a soft microfleece shell, Thinsulate Insulation, waterproof linin, and soft rubber-tech grip. Even if I was the least-thirsty man in the world, with no intentions of ever handling a beverage, I would feel great about wearing these gloves. And they come in a bunch of great colors like Glacier Blue and Cardinal Red, so you can be sure to coordinate with your favorite team (or go for the Highland Timber Camo if you are trying to remain properly hydrated while hiding from deer).

Tailgator Glove InstructionsWhile these high-quality gloves are great on their own, the built-in beverage holder really puts it over the top. The gloves boast an elastic stretch beverage holder that accommodates all beverages – bottles, cans, plastic cups and water bottles all fit snugly in the holder. Simply flip the holder around to the palm side of the glove and attach it to the Velcro tab. When not in use, the holder attaches to the back of the glove, completely out of the way.

Having a built-in beverage holder brings a lot of positives to your outdoor drinking situation. First of all, your beverage is going to stay cold and your hands are going to stay warm thanks to the insulated material. If you have ever held an ice-cold beer in your hands on a winter day, you know how important this feature is. Even with gloves on, the cold has a way of getting through to your hands.

In the past, I have tried to combat this problem by putting a regular coozie on my beer and then holding it in my gloved hand. Unless you enjoy broken bottles and wasted beer, I do not recommend this. The built-in beverage holder allows you to keep the beer cold and your hands warm, without having to worry about awkwardly fumbling your drink.

Rob Halloween Tailgator Beverage GlovesI recently tested these gloves out on Halloween, the first big chill of the season here in Philadelphia. Going door-to-door with the little ones, I was able to sip on some refreshing adult treats without having to worry about my hands going numb from the cold.

Everybody was asking me about the gloves, and I even received a few free beverages so people could see them in action. When asked by the other adults, I told them all the same thing – “They are great! Get a pair!”

The only downside I could see is that BOTH gloves don’t come with the beverage holder. You know, for when you really like to party.

The Tailgator Beverage gloves cost $24.99 a pair and that price includes free shipping.

To learn more about Tailgator Beverage Gloves, visit their website: thetailgatorglove.com

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