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The Best Lawn Games

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Whether you’re having an outdoor party in your backyard or just a casual get-together, lawn games are a great way to have some fun, blow off steam and build new memories with friends, family and even your neighbors. There are so many options, from corn hole or inflatable bouncy houses to more traditional games like volleyball and football. 

Along with a cross base, this lawn game comes with three sets of rings and a carry bag to store it in when not in use. It’s also a great indoor toy for rainy days and is lightweight enough to take out on beach days.

This lawn game comes with a total of 12 buckets, six blue and six orange. It also comes with a tote bag for easy storage, two hybrid balls, two pong balls and two tailgate balls.

This ladder toss lawn game comes with two targets featuring built-in score trackers, along with six rubber bolos, rules and a carrying case. The bolos are weighted with sand for better performance during gameplay. The game pieces are made from sturdy PVC for durability.

The mitts on this lawn game feature adjustable velcro straps that offer a perfect fit for everyone. This game is available in seven different colorways so you can pick the style your family enjoys the most.

This lawn game features six oversized dice, a collapsible bucket, scoring cards and a dry erase marker to keep score. 

Lawn Games FAQs

1. What is the purpose of a lawn game?

Lawn games are outdoor games that you can easily play in your backyard or front yard. They are usually designed with materials that won’t damage grass and are intended to be played by a wide range of people. Popular options include ball games such as crochet, volleyball, and even soccer. But you can also find fun games that require less physical activity such as ring toss, corn hole and even catch or frisbee. There is no limit to what type of yard games you can play. These games are also great crossover options for trips to the beach, pool games, and even tailgate parties. 

2. What should I play in my backyard?

The answer to this question depends on personal preference. But there are a few factors to prioritize when picking a line of lawn games. First, consider who will be playing these games. If you have a wide age range of participants, look for games that have lower learning curves so little ones can join in on the fun and won’t be confused by the rules. Also, consider how much space you have in your backyard or playing area and the materials as you’ll want a durable game that will hold up over time. 

3. How do you make an outdoor game?

Technically, you can turn anything into an outdoor game simply by bringing it outside. However, there are usually a few key features that make a true lawn game. Look for more durable materials like PVC or even reinforced nylon, which are better suited for direct sun or water exposure. Also, think about the skill levels of your participants. Games that are too complicated, or take too long to play can easily become options that no one wants to play. Consider the setup process as well because games that have complex assembly instructions can often cause more frustration than fun. 

4. How do you make a game super engaging?

First and foremost, have fun! Think about the fact that even though the indoor game Monopoly has very specific gameplay in mind, most people don’t play it by following the instructions to the letter. The goal is to have a good time, not to get bogged down in minutia. Pick games that allow more people to join in to help build that feeling of camaraderie and encourage more interactions. Always keep your guests in mind when picking games and try not to pick a game that’s so complex or takes so long to play that people lose interest before they’re done playing it. 


About The Author

Dorian Smith-Garcia

Dorian Smith-Garcia is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, parenting, consumer goods, and tech. She has written for Inverse, Healthline Parenthood, The Confused Millennial, XONecole, Glowsly, and The Drive along with a variety of other publications. She is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.