30 Fun Backyard Party Games
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30 Yard Games to Get Your Kids Out of the House

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30 Fun Backyard Party Games
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Spikeball
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Spikeball

Price: $56 o 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.

Franklin Sports Red, White and Blue Bocce Set
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Franklin Sports Red, White and Blue Bocce Set

Price: $36 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
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Bottle Bash

Price: $40 from Dick's Sporting Goods
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The goal of this game is 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
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Djubi

Price: $20 on 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.

Giant Jenga
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Jenga Giant

Price: $118 on Amazon
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This indoor classic party game goes outdoors with oversized pieces. Stack the tower of wooden blocks up to 5 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
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Capture the Flag Redux

Price: $50 on 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.

Verus Sports Advanced Silver Badminton Set
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Verus Sports Advanced Silver Badminton Set

Price: $42 from Walmart
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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

Price: $40 on 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
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Bucketball

Price: $60 on 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
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Franklin Sports Family Croquet Set

Price: $40 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.

Kubb
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Kubb

Price: $45 on 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

Price: $40 on 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
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OgoDisk

Price: $20 from from Dick's Sporting Goods
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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
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Flickin' Chicken

Price: $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
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Rollors

Price: $50 on 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.

Bulzibucket
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BulziBucket

Price: $60 on Amazon
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BulziBucket bills itself as "next generation cornhole," and it's way more portable because there are no heavy wooden targets to tote around. Instead, you'll be aiming your hacky sacks at a three-tiered plastic target. The higher you sink the sack, the more points you score.

Molkky
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Molkky

Price: $39 on 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
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Tricrosse

Price: $70 on 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
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Yard Dice

Price: $40 from Dick's Sporting Goods
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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.
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Giant 4 in a Row

Price: $85 on 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

Price: $30 on 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.

Limelite Games Ultimate Black Light Giant Tumbling Tower
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Limelite Games Ultimate Black Light Giant Tumbling Tower

Price: $90 on Amazon
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If a giant Jenga-style game isn't enough, there's always this glow-in-the-dark version. How high can you build the tower before it collapses? Tote bag included.

Foursquare ball
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Foursquare

Price: $5 from Target
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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.

Water Balloons
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Zuru Bunch O Balloons 280 Rapid-Filling Self-Sealing Water Balloons

Price: $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 280 quick-fill balloons in eight different colors for team play.

EastPoint Sports Cornhole Game Set
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EastPoint Sports Cornhole Game Set

Price: $51 on 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
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Portable Pickleball

Price: $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
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Triumph Steel Horseshoe Set

Price: $35 on 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
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Wham-O Slip 'N Slide

Price: $23 on 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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Lawn Darts

Price: $37 on Amazon
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No, these aren't the dangerous metal-tipped lawn darts your grandparents owned. These blunt-tipped plastic "darts" are designed for safe play, and they also glow in the dark for nighttime yard fun.

OurLife Kids Waterproof Camera
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OurLife Kids Waterproof Camera

Price: $39 on 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.