Toss Across

Toss Across game Share your own memories of this toy

This memory was added on: June 4, 2007

The pre-school program of my day care center has one of these. They've long since lost the bean bag, and all the pre-schoolers have been doing is stepping on it to make the triangles spin. Well, today I decided to do something about this. I wadded up some paper and taped it into a ball. Then I had the kids stand over it, (they're pretty short and the ball wasn't too heavy)and throw the ball onto the triangles. They really weren't playing one team Xs and the other Os, they just wanted to see who could get the last one to make 3 in a row. They had so much fun!

I still think the original larger version was better though.

Sharry A.

This memory was added on: January 11, 2007

My sister and I got this for Christmas sometime in the 70's and we played it all the time. "We would "accidentally" miss and hit each other with the bags. My mom still has it in her basement and just recently made new bags so my son could play the game. Now he loves it! Im just waiting for him to realize the joy of throwing the bean bags at his little sister.


This memory was added on: January 8, 2007

I have to agree, the original version was much better! Not the sappy neon colored one available today1 And must have been bigger too! That original box was huge!!!


This memory was added on: November 27, 2006

The Dog's name (a Cocker Spaniel) was "Fritznuts" I might add that this commercial kept us in hysterics our entire childhood!


This memory was added on: November 26, 2006



This memory was added on: October 28, 2006

We just purchased this game for my four year old son and we are all enjoying it! We bought it because my husband and I loved it as kids. The dog's name was, "Hey Fritzenad". I don't think I spelled it correctly but I am 99.9% certain that was the name of the dog. I am one of seven children and we all heard the same name. My huband believes the dog's name was "Hey Fritchman." Oddly enough, he too is 99.9% certain.

San Antonio

This memory was added on: October 24, 2006

My husband and I, who did not grow up together swear the kids say "Hey Prissmutt" What does anyone think?

Susen and Tom

This memory was added on: October 21, 2006

Oh this one was great. Bean Bag/Tic tac toe. Sure. We played this alot as kids. Great game to think back on.


This memory was added on: September 24, 2006

This game was great!. Everyone in the family played this one. It finally made to the basement where it still enjoyed the occasional use. But was ruined one day by a flood. Our basement had about 10 inches of water for a few days. It took for ever clean up. I found the bean bags a few days later under a sofe we were throwing out. The beans inside had started to grow! The bags were all busted open with bean sprouts poking out the seems. Good times good times.


This memory was added on: September 18, 2006

I think it was more like, "Hey Fishnuts!"

lamont sanford's friend rollo

This memory was added on: September 7, 2006

The real dog's name might have been BANDIT...but I assure you that is NOT the name they used in the this day, my brother and I still imitate that commercial and recall an almost unintelligble "Fran-cis" or "Frence-Frence" (which we concede could really be a garbled "Princess."). Any way you look at it...too funny.

Doc Nolan

This memory was added on: August 23, 2006

My brother and I loved playing this game in New Jersey in the very early 80s. We inherited nearly all of our toys from older cousins, neighbors and garage sales. This was one of the best and I think in later years we incorporated it into our Fisher Price village's home made theme park. (They should totally have had a theme park set with the Fisher Price buildings. But we improvised with lots of other toys to make a buckaneer, a big slide, and a rollercoaster, among other things!


This memory was added on: June 23, 2006

I was in that commercial and the dog's name was BANDIT. Trust me.

Daniel Honnold

This memory was added on: November 17, 2005

This was not only my favorite game but it was also my parents. My only complaint was that we played the game so much we needed to replace the bean bags! What a fun game.


This memory was added on: October 27, 2005

Leslie Siegel remembers the dogs name from the commercial and it WASN'T PRETZELNUTS! IT WAS "PRINCESS"! I remember that very well.

Leslie Siegel

This memory was added on: October 26, 2005

Leslie Siegel's family lived at the UN Plaza apartment building across the street from the famed United Nations. The year that Leslie Siegel's family got Toss Across (1971), Leslie's parents thought she and her siblings would be fine without a babysitter. So they left in their tuxedo and evening ware and left Leslie and her siblings to their own, 23 flights up in the 6 1/2 bathroom co-op that Johnny Carson and Truman Capote used to live in during that time, in the penthouse 2 flights up from Leslie! Leslie and her brothers and sister began playing Toss Across until Leslie got bored and started tossing the little bean bags out the window, 23 flights up. The doorman downstairs got beaned in the head from one of the bags, as well as a lady we used to call Lily Munster and her two snotty children. The Police were called to the building by Joanna Carson, who was married to Johnny Carson at that time, because she was in the lobby when it all went down, and Leslie and her siblings were throwing Toss Across parts out the window! The police showed up but thought the whole thing was laughable and left. My parents were fine until they got a call from Mrs. Carson telling them what happened. For tossing the toss across bean bags out the window, Leslie and her siblings were grounded!

Leslie Siegel

This memory was added on: October 12, 2005

When i was 8 years old my parents had little money so they bought us a toss across game and me my sister and my brother had to share it as a christmas present....

We had little but we enjoyed it so much.


This memory was added on: September 15, 2005

Trivia: in the Toss Across commercial, what was the name of the dopey dog who picks up the bean bag and drops it for the win?? Actually can't remember game though.


This memory was added on: August 7, 2005

My siblings and I would play this game for hours in the hallway at home. Our folks definitely got their moneys worth. My daughter likes the new one.

PJ Hedrick

This memory was added on: July 28, 2005

My sister and I played and fought over this game for hours after our dad brought it home from his mom's garage. I do believe we even played it as teenagers.


This memory was added on: May 30, 2005

I remember this commercial vividly, and also remember wondering what kind of freaks would name their dog "Pretzelnut." The kids did indeed call out, "Hey Pretzelnut!"


This memory was added on: May 7, 2005

Absolutely LOVED this game. But in the TV commercials you never got an appreciation for just how LOUD this game was! Used to throw the bean bags at my sisters....though that had a tendency to be even louder!


This memory was added on: April 12, 2005

My sister and I LOVED this game. We had it in our basement because it was big and kind of loud (to my Mom). We played it for a while but then like everything else it sat for a while and pretty soon the bean bags got spidery and gross and no one could touch them so there it sat for another LONG stretch of time and one day after my Dad died my sister and I were cleaning the basement and threw it away. Yes, it was down there THAT long...


This memory was added on: March 11, 2005

My sisters and I got this game for Christmas in the early 70's. I remember getting all excited because I really wanted this one. We played it to death!


This memory was added on: February 19, 2005

my husband and i think the dog's name went like this. [dog picks up bean bag, mom and sis yell out, "oh, rex" ] does anyone else remember it like this?

carrie and paul

This memory was added on: February 12, 2005

We had this game when my brother and I were kids, and I think we got another one when my younger sister was growing up. I also remember the commercial, especially where the mother and daughter looked like they were close to getting a TIC TAC TOE, and the mother exclaimed "We've got 'em now!!!". The son responded "Oh yeah?" and ended up with two diagonal X's (which also happened to turn over one of the ladies' O's). After that the dog then dropped the bean bag onto what turned out to be the winning square.


This memory was added on: February 1, 2005

The dog in the commercial was named Patches (said is a whiney, how-could-you-ruin-the-game voice of course...).


This memory was added on: January 28, 2005

We had a Toss Across, and for a while it was in the garage because it was so big. The next time we brought it out to play we discovered that mice had broken into the bean bags and ate the contents--they were real beans.


This memory was added on: December 10, 2004

I remember coming home for Christmas '72, on leave from the Air Force. My parents had bought this game for my younger brothers and sister. We, (the adults) played with it until I had to go back. Had a wonderful time with it.