One of the great joys of summer is spending time in the backyard (or a park), enjoying the warm weather and the company of others. Adding to this cherished time of year are the games that can be played outside. These types of activities are geared toward groups and simple enough for everyone to learn—but generally impossible to master, making it anyone’s game to win.
Some of the most popular backyard games are supersized versions of things you’d play indoors. Jenga, the anxiety-inducing stacking game, has been reimagined as a large tower of blocks perfect for a patio. And for fans of the classic Yahtzee, there’s now Yardzee, a dice game for the lawn. There’s even a giant Connect-Four-style game that can be set up outside (and played standing up) for hours of fun.
Other games test your hand-eye coordination, whether it's throwing bean bags in a classic game of cornhole or landing a ball on a ladder toss game. For those who enjoy classic lawn games, bocce, frisbee, badminton, and croquet all make excellent choices. And with advances like light-up frisbees and shuttlecocks, you can keep playing your favorite outdoor game well after the sun goes down.
So, what are you waiting for? Scroll down to see some of our favorite backyard games.
Make your outdoor parties fun with these backyard games.
Toppling Timbers Game
Hook and Ring Game
Bocce Ball Set
Yardzee Dice Lawn Game
Four in a Row Game (With Carrying Case)
Reusable Water Balloons (Set of 12)
Lawn Bowling Game
Cornhole Set (With Carrying Case)
Leaning Axe and Knife Throwing Target
Rustic Ring Toss Game
Wooden Ladder Toss Game
Scavenger Hunt Tokens
Light Up Frisbee
Giant Garden Chess
Giant Wooden Yard Dominoes
Ball Catch Set
Giant Kick Darts
Glow in the Dark Badminton Birdies
Giant Kick Croquet