Backyard Games for Summer Parties

14 Backyard Games to Make Any Cookout Fun!

Fun Outdoor Games

If you’re looking for something new to do this spring, summer, and fall, outdoor games are a great addition to any cookout, BBQ, or just a regular night!

The best thing about these games is that you don’t have to just play them in the backyard! You can take them to a park for a family picnic, or on your next camping trip!

Check out these awesome outdoor games!

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Backyard Games for Summer Parties

1. Giant Jenga

Giant Jenga is always a favorite at our house! Ever since we got it, the nieces and nephews have made it less of a competition, and more of a teamwork exercise to see how tall we can get it!

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2. Slammo

Similar to volleyball, but the net is a circle on the ground. Your team has 3 hits to bump or spike the ball onto the net! I also like to think of it as when you play a game with a balloon and try not to let it touch the ground!

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3. Axe Throwing

Axe throwing has become super popular lately, and now it can be in your back yard in a much safer way!

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4. Jumbo Chess & Checkers

This classic two-in-one game now comes in jumbo size!

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5. 3-in-One Party Games

This set includes bags for a potato sack race, bands so you can have 3 legged races, and supplies for egg and spoon races! Bring the competition to a 3 event game night!

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6. Go Find It Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Go on a scavenger hunt and discover the nature in your own backyard or while camping!

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7. Horseshoe Toss

Grab these rubber horseshoes and play a classic outdoor game!

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8. Disc Golf Target

Whether you and your friends love disc golf and want to practice, or you’d just like to have a new game to play, this would be a great addition to your outdoor games!

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9. Yardzee

Get these giant dice and scorecards and take Yahtzee outside!

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10. Giant Connect Four

This option you can get with or without a storage/carrying case, and you have your choice of 2 feet, 3 feet, or 4 feet!

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11. Tic Tac Toe

When we had a tree topple over in our backyard, I took the opportunity to make a tic tac toe board out of part of the stump! Check out this easy DIY Tic Tac Toe tutorial!

DIY Outdoor Tic Tac Toe

Bag Toss & Cornhole

Whether you call it cornhole, bags, bag toss, or bean bag toss, this is ALWAYS a favorite game. Here are some different boards to change up the game a little!

12. Bag Toss & Washer Toss Combo

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13. Bullseye Bounce

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14. Cornhole with LED Lights

Now you can play during the day or at night with these LED bag toss boards! It comes with a remote control, and you can change between 16 different colors!

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If you’re looking to spruce up your yard, check out this post on Outdoor Decor ideas!

Bonus: My New Favorite Game You HAVE to Try

And, if you’re looking for a fun, new game that can be played indoors or outdoors, I always HIGHLY recommend Hunt A Killer.

Seriously guys, I can’t shut up about how much I love this game. You can read my full Hunt A Killer review here, or you can click here to purchase it.

What’s your favorite outdoor game? Let me know in the comments!

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