5 Family Favorite Backyard Games

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Finally!! Most stay-at-home orders have been lifted just in time for summer!! If you are like me, you are ready to get away but still feel hesitant or you’re finding that local places are already booked! We had to cancel our trip to the Grand Canyon, so I’ve been searching for local places to call home for a couple of days. Only to find that most cottage type rentals are already booked! So, we will make the best of being home and hanging with friends.

One of our favorite things to do with family and friends is to play games! There are so many affordable easy-to-use outdoor games available for delivery to your front door. In this post, I’m going to share some of my favorite outdoor games along with one on my wish list! 

5 Family Favorite Backyard Games:

  • Ladderball – This is an outdoor competitive game that involves skill and strategy, while also being a good form of exercise. The object of the game is to score 21 points by throwing bolas (golf balls on ropes) into one of the three rings of the ladder. This game can be played by all ages in singles or teams of two.

  • Cornhole – Also known as beanbag toss is played a lot like Ladderball. Instead of throwing bolas, the object is to get the bean bags on the board or in the hole of the board. 

  • Croquet – The court of this game can be set up in any yard that has short grass. A croquet set comes with everything you need to play the game. Using a mallet, players follow a course to hit their balls through hoops (wickets) that are embedded in the grass. The object of the game is to be the first person to advance through the course in the right direction. 

  • Bocce Ball – I’ve played this outdoor game a few times with my parents and although I’m not sure we totally follow the rules, I know we have fun! This game can be conducted between two players, or two teams of two, three, or four. It can be played in a Bocce ball court or in a yard which is flat and well mowed. The basic object of the game is to throw the balls underhand to get them as close as possible to the target ball.
  • Spikeball – Also known as Roundnet, this game is said to be a combination of volleyball and 4-square. Unlike volleyball, this game does not take a lot of space or set up. It is played with 2 teams of two people. It involves the basic skills of volleyball only it’s played in a square around a small trampoline like net. Although I haven’t played this game, it looks like a lot of fun and exercise.


How about you? What is your favorite outdoor game? Which of these above would you like to try? Check out more fun outdoor games at Mom Among Chaos!! 

One comment

  • Liz

    I think cornhole is maybe a Midwest tradition, because I had never heard of it until I arrived in Michigan, lol. Good list for the summer.

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