Summer Fun in the Backyard: Try These 14 Outdoor Games for the Whole Family

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Boost your outdoor fun with these amazing games for adults and kids.

From stacking giant blocks to bocce ball, there’s something for the whole family this summer.

These interesting and fun choices for the whole family don’t require getting in the car for long trips!

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There are 14 choices here, so you’re bound to find something your family and friends will enjoy. Check them out.

Lucy’s Market Sunnylife Lucite Cornhole, $125

This acrylic cornhole set includes one game board and eight bean bags.
(Lucy’s Market)

How neat is the bright yellow Lucite cornhole set? Crafted from acrylic, this purchase includes one game board and eight beanbags.

One Note: Keep it out of direct sunlight. You’ll also want to clean it occasionally with a soft, dry cloth. lucymarket.com.

Happy Hour Disco Country Club Pickleball Set, $135

A pickleball set with two paddles, a case, and a set of three balls is shown here.

A pickleball set with two paddles, a case, and a set of three balls is shown here.
(Disco Country Club)

In case you haven’t heard, pickleball is sweeping the nation. This starter kit comes with two paddles, a case and a set of three balls.

The game is basically a hybrid of tennis, ping-pong, and badminton, and two to four people can play at a time.

Pickleball uses about a quarter of the space of a tennis court, so it’s easy to play in tighter spaces.

It is usually played on a pitch, but for informal backyard play, hit the ball back and forth in your yard or use tape and a portable net to create your own private family pitch! Pickleball uses about a quarter of the space of a tennis court, so it’s easy to play in tighter spaces. Use code NewMember15 to save 15% off list price. discocountryclub.com.

Uncommon Goods Custom Giant Tumbling Tower, $175

This two-foot-tall block stacking set is customizable with the name and dates of your choice.

This two-foot-tall block stacking set is customizable with the name and dates of your choice.
(Uncommon Goods)

This two-foot-tall oversized block stacking set is customizable with the name and dates of your choice (perfect birthday or wedding gift!).

The handcrafted game is made by Kasey and Justin Pearson in Greensboro, North Carolina. The game comes with a sturdy carry bag, so you can take it with you whenever a backyard party calls. uncommongoods.com.

Kan Jam officially licensed team set, $59.99

Flying Disc licensed team set, proudly made in the USA (Kan Jam)

Flying Disc licensed team set, proudly made in the USA (Kan Jam)
(Kan Jam)

The competition is about to get fierce with this easy-to-learn lawn game of tossing and deflecting Frisbees around the yard (or take it to the beach or park).

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Choose from official NFL, MLB and Collegiate sets to show off your local team pride at your next backyard cookout or gathering.

It is proudly made in the USA. There is also the Kan Jam Illuminate, a colorful and luminous version for playing at night. kanjam.com.

Custom Pole Mount Elakai Cornhole Bags, Set of 4 (Elakai Outdoor), $50

These cornhole bags have both a woven side and a suede side for a good grip.

These cornhole bags have both a woven side and a suede side for a good grip.
(Outer Elakai)

Already have the cornhole set but looking to step up your game?

These finely crafted cornhole bags feature both a woven side and a suede side, the latter giving you exceptional grip. Buy two sets of different colors. bespokepost.com.

Uncommon Goods Custom Lawn Game Four, $250

This is a customized, larger-than-life version of the four-player game.

This is a customized, larger-than-life version of the four-player game.
(Uncommon Goods)

Another fun offering from Kasey and Justin Pearson from Uncommon Products, this is a larger than life version of four through.

It can be personalized with the name or phrase of your choice. uncommongoods.com.

Custom Horseshoe Playset (Elakai Outdoor), $150

This horseshoe playset is made in the USA

This horseshoe playset is made in the USA
(Outer Elakai)

It’s an attractive set of blue and red horseshoes and a carrying case to up the horseshoe stakes – and it’s made in the USA.

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Each horseshoe weighs 2 pounds, 8.5 ounces, meeting National Horseshoe Pitchers Association standards (yes, there is). bespokepost.com.

Giant Mountain Blocks [Elakai Outdoor]$130

The mountain blocks are over a meter high.  (Outer Elakai)

The mountain blocks are over a meter high. (Outer Elakai)

If you’re looking for another great block tower option, this solid mahogany rendition is a winner. It stands over three feet tall when stacked and a carry bag is included.

For a fun riff on the original game, try completing the puzzle embossed on the surface of the blocks.bespokepost.com.

Lucy’s Market Tiki Toss, $45

This Tiki Toss set can be hung on any door for fun, on-the-go play.

This Tiki Toss set can be hung on any door for fun, on-the-go play.
(Lucy’s Market)

Billed as “the original hook and ring game”, this game offers a chance to jump for joy every time a round is played.

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Best of all, setup only takes a few minutes. It can be ridden outdoors or used indoors for year-round play. lucymarket.com.

BJ’s Wholesale Club Instant Fun Sports Itzabadminton, $49.99

Play badminton on the go with this pop-up set.

Play badminton wherever you are with this pop-up set.
(BJ Wholesale Club)

Badminton pop-up? Sure! This game is self-contained, easy to set up (about a minute or two), and easy to store. J

take it to the beach or use it indoors in the off season. bjs.com.

Pool Punisher, $99

This inflatable pool toy can shoot water up to 50 feet.

This inflatable pool toy can shoot water up to 50 feet.
(Pool Punisher LLC)

This inflatable pool toy is made from durable vinyl – and the water cannon is perfect for summer days at the pool. Or take it with you for a day at the lake.

It’s safe to say that this nifty water accessory will be a hit for kids and kids at heart. poolpunisher.com.

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BJ’S Wholesale Club Lighted Petanque, $39.99

Play bocce anytime with this set of glow-in-the-dark bocce balls.  (BJ Wholesale Club)

Play bocce anytime with this set of glow-in-the-dark bocce balls. (BJ Wholesale Club)

Is it fun to play an illuminated bocce game? This brightly colored garden classic comes with a carrying case.

Bring the game to your next tailgating function, camping adventure, or beach trip.

DJRVdotCOM Etsy Giant Chess Set, from $149

This giant chess set is perfect for an outdoor living space.

This giant chess set is perfect for an outdoor living space.
(Donald Mensch)

Garden chess is fun. DJRV.com (also available on Etsy and eBay) creates three different sizes of outdoor giant classic chess sets and accompanying roll-up vinyl mat. Roll out yours for your next backyard outing and enjoy the age-old game.

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Their products are made in Palm Bay, Florida using 33 printing processes. The company sources over 90% of its raw plastic and non-plastic components from US manufacturers. etsy.com.

BJ’s Wholesale Aerobic 3 Ring Combo, $14.99

Aerobie three combo has different types of portable flying discs.

Aerobie three combo has different types of portable flying discs.
(BJ Wholesale Club)

You’ll definitely want to have this assortment of flying discs on hand for some hot weather thrills. Each ring in the trio has its own flight pattern and will provide hours of smiles in the yard all summer long.

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An Orbiter returns to you even after you launch it. bjs.com.

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