16 Outdoor Games to Play This Summer
No summer is complete without outdoor games. Enjoy the sun and have some fun out there!
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This tumbling block tower has a dozen pieces that secretly hold Jell-O shots! This is the perfect outdoor game for adults, but it can be easily adapted for a family to play—omit the vodka and the Jell-O cups become a fun mid-game treat.
Why it made our list: This giant Jenga tower has a starting height of nearly 3′ and can stack to over 5-1/2′ tall.
This is easily one of my favorite outdoor party games. Get ready to work on your hand-eye coordination with this corn hole set, because tossing the beanbag into the hole is way harder than it looks. Looking for more party inspiration? This is how to host a backyard bash.
Why it made our list: We love this set’s retro design.
Why sit inside and play with regular dominoes when you can bring a life-sized game outdoors? Take this classic to the next level with a larger-than-life set.
Why it made our list: This game was designed for 1 (or more) players.
If you want to get competitive, you’ll need a net to play badminton. But, my family always just had fun hitting the shuttlecock back and forth! This badminton set is portable enough to bring anywhere, from picnicking at the park to enjoying a day at beach.
Why it made our list: This set includes two durable badminton bags that make the game easy to transport and store.
Do you remember playing this as a kid? Bring back the retro game with this heavy-duty rope. Its 12-foot length lets you play with as many as four pullers per team. Feel like a kid again with these picnic foods.
Why it made our list: It includes everything you need to get started.
Play the ultimate game of tag with water balloons! They’re perfect for cooling down on hot, summer days when it’s too warm to fire up the oven! Serve a refreshing Jell-O salad when you’re ready for a snack.
Why it made our list: These balloons fill quickly and self seal!
Why it made our list: The inflatable pins and ball make for jumbo-sized fun.
This game is like the Jenga you played as a kid, except much (much) bigger! The giant tower set starts at 2.5 feet tall, and it can grow to as tall as 5 feet before toppling over. Choose your pieces wisely…
Why it made our list: The solid pine pieces can withstand even the rowdiest game.
This life-sized version of Connect 4 is a must for your family’s collection of outdoor games. The board folds down to fit inside the carrying case, and all the game pieces fit inside the zippered pockets.
Why it made our list: It’s easy to set up when you’re ready to play.
Pick up this all-inclusive set to host a croquet tournament in your backyard. If you’ve never played before, get ready to become addicted to this classic yard game. (It’s all in the wrist.)
Why it made our list: This set has enough mallets and balls for six players.
Ring Toss is the perfect game for kids. The rules are simple and straightforward, and it only takes a few practice rounds to get the hang of it.
Why it made our list: We love that it packs up for easy transportation and storage.
If you’ve ever played beer pong at a party, you’ll have a blast with this supersized version. The cups are collapsible and the ball inflates, so it’s easy to pack and easier to set up.
Why it made our list: Since there’s no alcohol in the cups, this version is kid-friendly, too.
Test your hand-eye coordination by tossing bolas at your next backyard barbecue. This set is constructed from wood, so it’s sturdier than the plastic versions.
Why it made our list: It looks super sleek, too.