Who here is slightly bored of being in the house? *Raises hand.* Well, good news: Warm weather has arrived, which means a change of scenery as we move to spending most of our socially distanced days outside. But as you get reacquainted with your backyard, it’s probably not the best use of your time to spend hours scrolling through Instagram in the sun. Instead, shop the 10 best backyard games for adults—they’re all entertaining, we promise.
The 10 Best Backyard Games for Adults
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1. Viva Sol Ladderball Set
This ladderball set not only assembles quickly, but it also comes with a convenient carrying case for storing once it’s built. Not sure how to play? Space the ladders 15 feet apart and toss the ropes called "bolas" onto each rung. The top rung is worth three points, the middle is worth two and the bottom is worth one. The first team to 21 wins! Bonus: Each target features a built-in bottle opener.
2. Joola Nova Pro Plus Regulation Size Foldable Indoor/outdoor Table Tennis Table
If you want the flexibility to play games indoors and outdoors, table tennis is the answer. This regulation size table is foldable and has wheels, making it easy to roll wherever the (friendly) competition takes you.
4. Outdoor Play 7' Pool Table
No need to stay in the basement to play pool—take the game outside with this outdoor table. It features an all-weather design with a green “sunbrella” for both UV protection and water resistance. Plus, it comes with a waterproof cover and everything you need to play the game, including billiards balls, poles, chalks and a racking triangle.
5. Franklin Sports Vintage Croquet Set
Not only does this vintage croquet set provide hours of friendly competition, but it will also look good on your lawn. It comes with retro-inspired mallets, balls, stakes and wickets, so it adds a little ambiance to the backyard, even when it’s not in use.
8. Poleish Sports Bottle Bash Game
Never played Bottle Bash? We got you. This fun-yet-competitive outdoor game combines disc golf with horseshoes. The objective of the game is to knock your opponent’s bottle off the pole by throwing the disc, while the defending team tries to catch the bottle and/or the disk. A dropped disk by the opposing team gets you one point, a dropped bottle is worth two and dropping both racks up three points. Get to 21 points first and your team wins.
9. Outdoor Bowling Set
We’ve never seen a prettier bowling set. This stylish one from Pottery Barn brings all the fun, sans stinky bowling shoes. The balls and pins are made of acacia wood and are meant to be used on the grass, so there’s no need to worry about finding a smooth surface to play on.