The Best Lawn Games to Amp Up the Fun This Summer
Whether you're playing on grass, sand or water, stock up for summer with these 15 guaranteed-to-entertain outdoor games.
Bring on the warm weather, the sunshine and the games. With the sun setting later and kids out of school, it's time to embrace every outside moment we can. Lawn games are the perfect way to get everyone away from screens and into the great outdoors, enjoying fun with friends and family.
When it comes to the best outdoor games, it's easy to find something for everyone. Whether it's favorite indoor games that have been supersized or classic ones that have stood the test of time, we've gathered a list of the best lawn games to entertain everyone this season.
Best Outdoor Game for Families
A childhood favorite now comes giant-sized for outdoor play. In teams or one-on-one, get four in a row to win. My family bought this years ago and pulls it out for lazy summer days, as well as parties. It's easy to assemble, and everyone, from the youngest cousins to grandparents, gets a kick out of it.
Best Classic Outdoor Game
Pull out your best Bridgerton impersonation. On the show, the siblings have a not-so-friendly competition of pall-mall (a precursor to croquet) and now you can take on the traditional lawn game. This wood set for six has everything you need for a day outdoors.
Best Outdoor Game for Kids
Best Outdoor Game for the Beach
Spikeball is a blast anywhere, but particularly on the beach, where sand makes for a softer landing when your competitive side comes out. The two-on-two sport is easy to learn and play anywhere. The foldable legs make it easy to tote to the shore and store away when done.
Best Beach-to-Lawn Outdoor Game
Best One-on-One Outdoor Game
Best Outdoor Game for Groups
Best Outdoor Game for the Pool
A childhood favorite is made all the more fun in this jumbo, inflatable version of tic-tac-toe for the pool. The game comes with a game board that can be reversed to show either blue or orange as well as five Xs and five Os. Not only is this set great for land or water play, but it also serves as ultra-fun entertainment for every generation.
Best Days-of-Yore Outdoor Game
Best Outdoor Game for Tailgating
Whether you're hanging out before the big game, gathering in your backyard or spending the day on the beach, cornhole is easy to take along to any outdoor space. These vintage-inspired regulation boards are paired with all-weather bean bags and have a carry case for on-the-go fun.
Best Jumbo Outdoor Game
Seize the chance to make a game bigger and better when you take it outdoors. Bring the entertainment of the alley to your backyard with this inflatable bowling set that both young and old will enjoy. No need to stick to the typical bowling rules — roll, kick or throw your way to a strike.
Best Outdoor Game of Suspense
Try not to be the one that pulls the crashing block! Made from sustainably sourced New Zealand pine, the 56 wooden blocks stack up to 19 levels high and can grow to more than five feet tall while playing. The whole set packs up easily in a zippered tote.
Best Versatile Outdoor Game
Best Table-to-Yard Outdoor Game
Whether you love a game of Chickenfoot, Mexican Train, Spinner or traditional Dominoes, this large-scale set brings the tabletop game outdoors. The solid wood dominoes have a rich natural finish and allow you to play out in the sunshine rather than cooped up inside.