Although horseshoes is generally played on courts that are at least 40 feet in length, you can set them up at any distance to enjoy a game in your backyard. Horseshoes is based on the ancient game of quoits, and has evolved from an activity Roman soldiers enjoyed into a popular family pastime. It's played by singles or pairs who try to toss their horseshoes closest to a metal stake that stands in a pit. The person who lands closest to the stake is awarded points. If the horseshoe lands around the stake it is considered a ringer. Horseshoes can be quite heavy to throw, but there are also horseshoe sets available for children and elderly players which consist of rubber or plastic horseshoes and pegs. Horseshoe sets start at $30 online.