It’s a sad truth, but we never appreciate the simple fun of childhood pastimes until we’ve grown out of them. Luckily, while we’re too big for slides and seesaws, some of the games we played as kids will never go out of style. This ping pong set includes the basic ingredients for a rainy afternoon well spent, and it comes in a retro box that harkens back to basement rec rooms and beach houses of yore. Just don’t cry if you lose: You’re definitely too old for that.
How it Works
In case you need a refresher: The paddles do the pinging. The balls get ponged (extras are provided in case of an over-enthusiastic swat). The net keeps things interesting.
How to Use
Install the net in the middle of a table, then place your opponent at one end, and yourself at the other. Volley back and forth until someone fails to return the ball, then award the other player a point. Repeat until victory is achieved (11 points, if you’re a purist).
Two paddles, three ping-pong balls, a net, and a handy bag to tote it all around in.