30 Fun Backyard Party Games
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30 Fun Yard Games (Because We've All Spent Enough Time Indoors)

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30 Fun Backyard Party Games
Dick's Sporting Goods

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The weather is getting warmer and, whether you need to entertain the kids, the adults, or just yourself, one of these yard games and outdoor gadgets is sure to become the family’s new favorite for some outdoor fun at home.


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GoSports Bullseye Bounce Cornhole
Amazon

GoSports Bullseye Bounce Cornhole

$30 from Amazon

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If you've played dozens of games of corn hole and need something a little different, try out this take on the classic. It includes multiple holes for different scoring options and the whole set weighs less than 6 pounds. 

Spikeball
Amazon

Spikeball

$56 from Amazon
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An appearance on "Shark Tank" heightened the buzz around Spikeball, a yard game that's sure to make you break a sweat. Serve by bouncing a tennis ball off a trampoline-like net. Your opponents then have three chances to get it back onto the net, or you get a point.

Crossnet Four Square Volleyball
Amazon

Crossnet Four Square Volleyball

$149 from Amazon

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If you love the idea of foursquare but want to take the competition up a notch, there's this set that puts a volleyball twist on the classic playground game. It comes with a height-adjustable net, a travel backpack, volleyball, pump, boundary lines, and a rule book. 

Franklin Sports Red, White and Blue Bocce Set
Walmart

Franklin Sports Red, White and Blue Bocce Set

$52 from Walmart
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This set contains eight balls and one pallino (the target ball, for you non-players) — all you need for a spirited round or two of this ancient Italian pastime.

Bottle Bash
Amazon

Bottle Bash

$40 from Amazon
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The goal of this game is to knock your opponent's plastic bottle off of a pole by tossing a disc at it. But there's a twist: Your opponent can try to keep you from scoring by catching the disc, the bottle, or both as they fall.

Djubi
Amazon

Djubi

$23 from Amazon
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Djubi updates the simple backyard game of catch. The ball comes with a stretchy loop attached. Attach the loop to a hook on your net and launch it up to 100 feet in the air. Watch your opponent scramble to catch the Djubi in their own net. The balls float, so this is a great game for the pool, too.

Jenga GIANT Genuine
Amazon

Jenga Giant

$120 from Amazon
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This indoor classic party game goes outdoors with oversized pieces. Stack the tower of wooden blocks up to 4 feet high. Just don't be the one to bring it down. It comes with a carrying bag for easier travel and storage.

Capture the Flag Redux
Amazon

Capture the Flag Redux

$50 from Amazon
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Stay up late for some glow-in-the-dark fun with this take on the classic backyard game. Grab the glowing orb from the opposing team without getting caught, or play one of several included game variations once you're a pro.

Franklin Sports Family Badminton Set
Amazon

Franklin Sports Family Badminton Set

$40 from Amazon
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How could we not include a badminton kit in this roundup of fun outdoor games for the family? Rackets, shuttlecocks, and an easy-to-install net with stakes are all included. 

KanJam
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KanJam

$40 from Amazon
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If tossing a Frisbee is getting a little dull, try KanJam. Toss a disc directly at the kan or let your partner deflect it for the assist. Either way, you score points. Teams take turns to see who gets ultimate bragging rights and the first one to score 21 wins.

Bucketball
Amazon

Bucketball

$60 from Amazon
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Your collegiate beer-pong days might be over, but you can still show off your skills with this oversized version of the classic game (no beer required this time). If you'll be spending a lot of time in the pool, an optional inflatable rack will keep the cups together in the water.

Franklin Sports Family Croquet Set
Target

Franklin Sports Family Croquet Set

$50 from Target
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Croquet is a time-honored, genteel lawn game that the whole family can enjoy. This set contains six mallets and balls, wickets, stakes, and a carrying case to keep it all organized.

Playing Kubb
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Kubb

$49 from Amazon
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A favorite in Sweden, Kubb is simple, sturdy, and suitable for all ages. Players toss wooden rods underhanded to topple their opponents' blocks. But don't topple the king block until you've cleared the others or you'll lose.

Ladder Ball
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Ladder Ball

$40 from Amazon
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Piecing together the PVC ladder ball frame is the hardest thing about this game, because the rules are super simple. Toss the bolas, two golf balls attached by a small length of stout rope, at the frame. Wrap the bola around the frame and score points. Tip: The higher rungs are worth more.

OgoDisk
Amazon

OgoDisk

$20 from Amazon
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OgoDisks look like Frisbees and although they can be used that way, they're more like miniature trampolines. The goal? Bounce the soft balls between the disks without letting them touch the ground. Different sizes of disks are available. Smaller sets like this one make the game more challenging.

Flickin' Chicken
Walmart

Flickin' Chicken

$24 from Walmart
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Chicken combines the simplicity of a good yard game with zany rubber chickens, so this one is bound to appeal to kids. Simply toss the chickens at a target to rack up points but be sure to account for how they'll bounce and roll.

Rollors
Amazon

Rollors

$50 from Amazon
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Rollors borrows from horseshoes, bowling, and bocce. It even sneaks in a little math, making it a great learning game for kids, too. Players simply roll their wooden disc toward the goal; the closet gets the number of points on the disc. Hit the goal for double points.

Molkky
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Molkky

$36 from Amazon
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Molkky is another European favorite that requires players to toss a wooden rod to topple wooden blocks and score points. After each throw, the blocks are reset where they fell, spreading out the playing field. Bring your friends: Up to 26 people can play.

TriCrosse
Amazon

Tricrosse

$60 from Amazon
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TriCrosse looks tricky, but gameplay is simple. Throw the ball from your lacrosse-like racquet, aiming for your opponent's trio of goals. But if you miss, stay sharp — your opponent will be aiming for your goals.

Yard Dice
Cabela's

Yard Dice

$30 from Cabela's
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If you're in the mood for a mellow outdoor game, these oversized yard dice should do the trick. The wooden dice are big enough to toss 'em on the driveway or yard, yet small enough for a patio table. Follow the included scoring guide or use them to play any dice game you choose.

Giant 4 In a Row.
Amazon

Giant 4 in a Row

$90 from Amazon
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This overgrown version of one of your favorite childhood games is perfect for the pool deck or patio. Made from solid wood, it's 3 feet wide and almost as tall. Not big enough? There's even a version that's more than 4 feet wide. A case for travel and storage is included.

Tiki Toss
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Tiki Toss

$30 from Amazon
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Perfect for small patios or decks, Tiki Toss is a simple twist on a ring-toss game. Simply mount the little surfboard on a pole or wall, swing a ring on a string toward the board, and try to catch it on the board's attached hook. It's the type of game people can play for hours with a drink in their hand — in other words, a party must.

Fitness Factor Playground Kickball
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Foursquare

$20 from Amazon
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All you need is a driveway, a piece of chalk to outline the playing area, and an inflatable playground ball like this one. The ball can also be used for a spirited game of kickball or dodgeball.

Zuru Bunch O Balloons Self-Sealing Water Balloons
Target

Zuru Bunch O Balloons Self-Sealing Water Balloons

$25 from Target
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What could be more fun (or refreshing) on a hot summer's day than a spirited game of water balloons? This set contains 265+ quick-fill balloons in eight different colors for team play.

EastPoint Sports Cornhole Game Set
Amazon

EastPoint Sports Cornhole Game Set

$79 from Amazon
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No backyard is complete without cornhole. It's incredibly simple to set up, and you can play solo, one-on-one, or team versus team.

Portable Pickleball
Walmart

Portable Pickleball

$39 from Walmart
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If you're not a stickler for a regulation size net, this portable pickleball set is a snap to set up on a driveway or a large patio. It combines the best elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton for a casual game that all ages can easily enjoy.

Triumph Steel Horseshoe Set
Amazon

Triumph Steel Horseshoe Set

$36 from Amazon
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You can't get much more old-school than a game of horseshoes in the backyard. And just think of all the jokes you can make about how the loser has to reshoe the horse.

Wham-O Slip 'N Slide
Amazon

Wham-O Slip 'N Slide

$39 from Amazon
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This double-wide, 16-foot version of the perennial backyard classic is big enough for two riders... though we like the idea of slipping and sliding solo, too. (So much space!)

Lawn Darts
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OurLife Kids Waterproof Camera
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OurLife Kids Waterproof Camera

$39 from Amazon
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You and the kids are going to be having so much fun socially distancing yourselves in the backyard that you're going to want to record some of those memories. This waterproof sports camera records in 720p high definition and has a MicroSD slot.