Select Page

Are you planning a tailgate party and looking for a few Frisbee games to light up the party? You’ve come to the right place.

Kanjam is one of the staples of tailgating and offers you the chance to have fun, enjoy a good laugh, and bring people together. It is a very easy tailgate game to learn and anyone of any age can play this traditional game. It can be set up indoors or outdoors, at a lawn, a parking lot, or the beach – anywhere you decide to have your tailgate party.

1. What Is This Game All About?

If you’ve never heard of this game, you may very well be asking, “Well, what is kanjam?”

Simply put, kanjam is a game enjoyed by millions of Americans and people around the world at tailgating events, birthday parties, and sometimes even weddings! It’s a game appropriate for all ages and allows two teams to battle each other in a series of throws.

2. Game Rules

Kanjam rules are pretty straightforward. Let’s look at the game’s objectives and goal first. The goal is to score points, either by throwing or deflecting the disc being thrown towards the goal. There is a structured point system to help with scoring. The first team to reach 21 points wins the game. The ultimate goal of the game is to score 21 points first. If you do, you win!

Point System

You score one point if your game partner deflects the disc and it enters the goal’s opening.

A deuce scores you two points. A deuce happens when the thrown disc hits the goal without the deflector’s help.

If the disc enters the top or the front opening when deflected, this earns the team three points.

An instant win occurs when the thrower manages to send the flying disc straight into the middle of the goal either through the front slot or from the top.


Teams are made up of two people – the person throwing the flying disc and the person helping to deflect the disc. Both people stand on opposing sides of the goal, and their objective is to make sure the disc hits the kan or lands inside the kan.

Holding a Drink While Throwing

The team member who throws the flying disc also has an obligation to hold a drink while they throw! This just adds to the fun of the game!

The Perfect Game

There is such a thing as a perfect game, according to kan jam rules. This is when a team manages to throw the flying disc and score three points in seven successive rounds, reaching 21 points. This is something that not a lot of people can do and hence has been dubbed the “perfect game.” However, if the two teams are made up professionals, this may happen from time to time.

There’s another scenario that may occur where the two teams both score perfect games. In that case, the game goes into overtime. The two teams then battle it out, with every throw they make being subtracted from the 21 points they previously garnered.  The teams go back and forth until one team manages to reach 21 again.

3. What You Need to Get Started

Before you start playing this game, you’ll need to head to a game store to get supplies. You can find kamjam game sets at Walmart.

Game sets come with two goals (“kans”) which are two drums with a specially designed cutout on the front where the disc is meant to enter. There should also be a flying disc (or several) in the game set. That’s all you need to get started.

When you’re ready to play the game, take the goals and place them 50 feet apart. Draw a line where the two opposing throwers throw from. Position the deflectors on the other side of the kans, and you’re ready to start.

You will also need someone to keep score.

Tailgating Should Be Fun!

Remember, games are a must at any tailgating event. You don’t even have to spend a fortune to have fun. So go out there and enjoy the party!

Image Source: Adobe Stock



Pin It on Pinterest

Share This