With fall in full swing, our warm days outside are numbered. To soak up the sun, we've got the ultimate guide to the best backyard games for the family. Setting up each one takes less than five minutes, so the games begin ASAP.
Before we hibernate indoors, we’re in some serious need of quality family time outdoors. The best way to spend time together? Grab a game—more specifically, a backyard game.
From giant lawn bowling to lawn checkers, these picks are fun to play. We love the weather-resistant construction, oversized pieces and inevitable hours of family fun.
Save hundreds of dollars and trips to the bowling alley with this giant lawn bowling set. With 10 wooden pins and two balls, you’ll all feel like pro bowlers in no time. And that's minus the ugly bowling shoes. We love the mesh carrying case, allowing you to bring it out and pack it up easily.
You’re a strike away from peak family bonding.
Shooting some hoops just got easier. When your kids are feeling restless on the weekends, set up their own personal basketball court. Get your kids dressed in their best sports gear and hit slam dunk after slam dunk from the comfort of their backyard. This set is ultra-portable and can easily be used indoors, too.
Move it from the yard to the driveway at will, and then bring it into your basement or family room when the weather turns crisp. They’ll get so good you might have to sign them up for basketball lessons.
Put the kids to bed and bring out a classic, low-stakes game to relax outside. We love this classic cornhole set. With simple instructions and a good dose of hand-eye coordination, you’ll feel less stressed in no time.
The best part? The bean bags are made for any and all weather conditions—perfect for year-round yard games.
Bright and colorful, you can officially bring these beloved carnival games into your backyard. Designed as the ideal size for toddlers, they’ll easily keep their mind stimulated with this multi-purpose game set. Whether they choose the ring toss or give the bean bag toss a go, each game enforces a lack of color discrimination and team cooperation from an early age.
Throwing a frisbee has always been a fun pastime activity, but it’s a bit old-fashioned. This game levels up a dated idea with bright blue stands and black discs, allowing to balance any item on its top. Included in the set is a trusty frisbee, which is durable and sturdy for outdoor use. Just shy of $25, this activity will unite generations of past, present and future.
Peak outdoor play is the name of the game with this giant Connect 4 set. Famously known as a board game, the gaming experience is effortlessly elevated with this sleek, modern life-size version. This all-ages game requires minimal skill and a ton of team spirit. The entire family will be cheering to crown the champion—team red or blue?
It's one of the classic table games transformed into brilliant, oversized lawn games for the entire family to enjoy. We love the friendly competition. Pair it with, family, friends and backyard barbecue food for the ultimate memorable event.
Cup pong fans need to know about this. Try yard pong instead. It's easy to understand with flexible rules. Everyone is bound to love this game—young and old alike.
With sturdy buckets and different balls designed for different times of the day, yard pong can be brought out in broad daylight or for a nighttime party. It also enhances engagement and active play in bigger families. Score points and smiles with this one.
This Wham racket ball set is highly praised on Amazon thanks to loads of five-star ratings. It's a classic American game and enforces great hand-eye coordination skills. We love that it encourages healthy, fun physical activity while enjoying the fresh outdoors! Play this game in a fenced yard or a wide, open park (just make sure you don't hit others with the ball).
It's a timeless backyard game we love for older kids, parents and friends.
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