How to Play: Horseshoes is satisfyingly simple. Set up two stakes about 40 feet apart, and take turns pitching. One point for each throw that beats out an opponent's, and three points for landing it right on the stake — a ringer. Games are usually played to 40.
Why It's Awesome: Horseshoes is quintessentially American. Evocative of long hours spent out in the rural sun, the game's minimalist feel is appealing, laid-back, and entertaining.