We market the modern-day “Duck on the Rock” Game Set under the name “BoulderBoost”.
Duck on the Rock is the legendary historical game that inspired the invention of Basketball. When young James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, lived in Bennie’s Corner, Ontario, Canada back in the late 1800s, he played a kid’s game called, “Duck on the Rock”. He played “Duck on the Rock” with his neighborhood friends behind a Blacksmith Shop where there was a large rock about knee-high. Each of the kids would pick out a throwing stone, which was about the size of a softball, to play this rock-throwing game. The dynamics of arching the throwing stone at the “Duck” stone inspired James Naismith to conceive the idea of arching a ball into a basket which ultimately resulted in his invention of the game of basketball!