14 Backyard Games That Are Fun for the Whole Family

Young family playing backyard games

Many of us are likely to find ourselves spending quite a lot of time at home at the moment. For those with families, this can often mean that the kids start to go a little bit stir crazy being cooped up at home for such long stretches of time. However, just because you can’t get out and about, in the same way, doesn’t mean that you and your family can’t be as active as possible. There are plenty of games that you and your family can play in the backyard. Spending time this way is great fun and a fantastic way to bring you all together. Here are 14 backyard games that are fun for the whole family.

1. GoSports Indoor / Outdoor Ladder Toss Game

This ladder toss game has long been a classic for tailgating and backyard fun. Made from sturdy, high-gloss PVC, this set is durable enough to last game after game and the rubber bolos make it safe and fun for players of all ages. It’s the kind of game that can get everyone up on their feet and running around for when you really want to get everyone active. It’s easy to store in a backpack style carrying case and is super quick to set up.

2. Ring Toss Yard Games for Adults and Family

There’s nothing quite like an old classic ring toss yard game. It might be a pretty traditional idea but it’s every bit as fun for the whole family as the day it was invented. Toss the rings at the pegs and whoever gets the most points, wins! The bright colors mean that even the youngest kids will be able to get a sense of where to throw the rings. It’s a great way for kids to improve and develop their hand-eye coordination and it great for both indoor and outdoor use!

3. GoSports Giant Wooden Toppling Tower

A fantastic twist on a well-loved classic! We’ve all played toppling tower games but for kids, it can be a little fiddly and often isn’t the most exciting thing in the world. This giant wooden toppling tower can reach up to 5 feet! That means that not only is it a whole lot easier for kids to play but it’s also a whole lot more exciting to build the tower up and watch it collapse! It even comes with options party rules that you can adjust yourself to make the game totally personal to your family!

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4. Spikeball Standard 3 Ball Kit

If you’re looking for something seriously fast-paced and exciting then there is no better option than Spikeball! Spikeball takes place between 2 teams of 2 players who bounce the ball into the net in the center, the opposing team then has 3 touches to bounce the ball back into the net. It’s the kind of game that keeps everyone active and even if you don’t manage to get a point, you’ll almost certainly end up rolling on the ground laughing!

5. GoSports Portable PVC Framed Cornhole Toss Game Set

Cornhole is one of the most classic backyard games there is. Of course, there’s a very good reason for that. It’s the kind of game that’s so simple just about anyone can understand it and enjoy it. The simple act of throwing bean bags into a hole is sure to keep your entire family entertained for hours as the competition ramps up. This super-portable Cornhole Toss Game Set features a light-weight PVC frame that makes it easy to take anywhere and set up.

6. Jumbo 4-to-Score Giant Game Set

Want to find a way to make a classic board game a little bit more exciting? Just remember: bigger means better! This jumbo-sized 4-to-score game can be used both indoors and outdoors and is fully weather resistant. It’s a great way to help your kids develop their problem-solving skills as well as encouraging them to work as a team. The jumbo size makes this game a whole lot more exciting than the more traditional tabletop version!

7. Champion Sports IHS1 Rubber Horseshoe Set

Horseshoes is one of the oldest games around and this rubber set is a fantastic way to bring it to your entire family. The lightweight rubber is easy to throw than their metal counterparts which makes it perfect for little hands. Not only that but the rubber design on this Champion Sports Horseshoe Set is far safer for kids when they’re being thrown around the backyard. Not only that but the bright colors make it clear to even the youngest kids where they should be aiming as it helps them develop their hand-eye coordination.

8. Super Tic Tac Toe and Giant Checkers Board Game for Kids and Adults

Once again proving that the best way to improve on the old classics is to go big or go home! This 3-in-1 board features a checkerboard on one size with 12 red and 2 black pieces, while the other side features both super tic tac toe and junior tic tac toe, making it a whole lot of fun for any age group. The board itself is soft, lightweight, and travel friendly. This is a great way to introduce kids to some really classic games in a more fun and exciting way.

9. GoSports Giant Wooden Playing Dice Set with Bonus Rollzee and Farkle Scoreboard

There are so many great dice games out there so why not take them out into the backyard with this fantastic giant wooden playing dice set. The dies are sturdy and well designed with the numbers burned on so that you can be sure that they’ll never rub off. This set even comes with bonus Rollzee and Farkle scoreboard so that you’re never going to be short of the kind of inspiration that you need for a game. You can use these dice for any game you like. Why not even encourage the kids to make up one of their very own?

10. Kan Jam Portable Disc Slam Outdoor Game

Bring a little extra excitement to throwing a flying disc around the garden with this Kan Jam Disc Slam Outdoor Game. The idea is simple, one player throws the disc and the other has to try and slam it into the goal. It’s a great spin on an old classic that’s simple enough that just about anyone can play and enjoy it. It’s also a great way to develop hand-eye coordination and help to keep everyone active and moving around. Not only that but the unpredictable nature of the game is going to have everyone laughing!

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11. Hookey Ring Toss

Once again this is a classic that’s been around for generations but that doesn’t make it any less fun for the entire family. This Hookey Ring Toss game is a fantastic way to get every member of the family up on their feet as you compete to see who can throw their rings onto the hooks and score the most points. It’s the kind of game that’s beautiful in how simple it is and it’s something that kids and adults of any age can get hours and hours of fun out of.

12. Elite Sportz Equipment Outdoor Curling

No need to get out on the ice with this outdoor curling set! This compact tabletop game brings curling to your home or backyard and makes it something that anyone, of any age, can play. It comes with a roll-up mat makes it easy to transport and store, and the slippery surface perfectly recreates the surface of the ice. The mini stones are just right for little hands to try and get as close to the target as possible.

13. RampShot Game Set- Cornhole on Steroids

There are few better ways to get everyone on their feet and moving around than this twist on an old classic. Traditional cornhole can be a little bit slow at times but the simple yet elegant design of this RampShot game set makes things a whole lot more interesting. When you throw a ball at these ramps, the grooves on them make the bounces unpredictable, meaning that you’re never sure exactly where the ball is going to go next! It’s a great way to get everyone running around the whole yard, having fun, and working up a sweat.

14. Wicked Big Sports Kickball

Sure, you could throw or kick a normal ball around the backyard, but why would you when you can use this amazing big kickball? Over three times the size of a traditional kickball, not only is it a great way to for kids to develop their coordination but it makes for a seriously fun and unpredictable spin on just about any ball game that you might want to play. Made from sturdy rubber, this ball is sure to last time and time again and it comes with a pump for easy inflation.

The great thing about all of these games is that not only are they a ton of fun for the whole family, but they’re easy for just about any age group and inexpensive too. That way, no matter what your situation is, you and your family can get active while enjoying some quality time together.

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