When warm weather finally hits, everyone starts looking for some fun outdoor space and the best yard games for adults. Backyard barbecues, family reunions and holiday parties are great times to get outside and get active. Before you grab your friends and head to the nearest grassy lawn, backyard or beach, check out these eight great yard games for the adult crowd. After all, playing outside is not just for kids. You’re never too old for some fun outdoor action with friends.
This glow-in-the-dark lawn dart set is the perfect game for adults because it keeps the party going after the sun goes down. You can play it on any outdoor surface like grass, dirt or sand and it’s easy to pack up to take to summer parties and barbecues. The kit includes four colorful soft darts and four luminous rings. Toss your darts in the rings and the first team, or player, to score 21 points wins. Available for purchase on amazon.com.
No, it’s not one of the main courses at the barbecue, but it is one of the funniest yard games for adults. First, toss your frisbee across the yard and then, flick your rubber chicken to try and reach the frisbee in the fewest numbers of throws. Flickin’ Chicken is all about how far you can flick and how silly you look doing it. With a little practice, you just might be able to hit the target on the first try. And, that’s only if the rubber chicken doesn’t bounce off-course. Available for purchase on amazon.com.
Some of the best yard games for adults involve solo cups and ping pong balls. Giant Yard Pong takes it to the next level. This extra-large set includes 12 buckets and two heavy-duty plastic balls that look like giant sized Solo cups and ping pong balls. The durable buckets are approximately 9″ diameter, 9″ tall, and will hold up to anything thrown at them. The balls are 3.5” in diameter and made of thick plastic providing you with the exact size ratios for an oversized yard pong set. The kit also includes an instruction manual and carrying case so you can pong on your own lawn or someone else’s. Simply fill the buckets with water, sand, or anything to weigh them down and you’re ready for hours of outdoor fun. Available for purchase on amazon.com.
There’s really no better place than a grassy yard to set up a net and get together a fun match of volleyball or badminton. And, the Baden Champions Series Outdoor Combo Badminton/Volleyball Set makes it easy. This top-rated set comes with a regulation-sized net and adjustable poles, as well as four badminton rackets, shuttlecocks and a regulation-sized volleyball. The best thing about these net sports is that they can be as fun and flexible as you want. You can play with as many people as you want and at any competitive level. With both games, each side takes turns serving and points are scored when the opposing side misses the volleyball or shuttlecock. So clear the yard, set the net and get your game on. Available for purchase on amazon.com.
Here’s a fun and colorful idea for your next outdoor party. Paint a giant Twister board in your yard with ground marking spray paint in fun colors. Simply cut a 12 inch circle out of a piece of cardboard and use that as a stencil to spray paint your circles. Depending on how many people will be playing, you can make as many rows of each color that you want. Make the circles bigger and further apart than a typical Twister board to fit adult players. Then, you can hand-make a spinner on cardboard just like the board game, or make cards with the different options to draw out of a hat. For example, one card would say, “Right Hand Red” and another would say, “Left Foot Blue.” Bring the laughter outside with Lawn Twister for adults and you might want to bring some ibuprofen outside for after the game, too.
The Capture the Flag game that you knew and loved as a kid is now revolutionized with futuristic glow-in-the-dark lights to make it a fun addition to your next outdoor adult party. You’ll have a blast while you try to protect your base, break your teammates out of jail and steal the glowing flag to win. Each game box includes two glowing orbs to use as the “flags,” color-coded LED bracelets to differentiate team members, glowing jail markers, and a rule book. Each kit also includes 12 game variation cards that give you new ways to play Capture the Flag, as well as additional games. It’s a great way to get normally boring adults to loosen up and have fun. Available for purchase here.
The next generation of cornhole, Bulzi Bucket is quickly becoming one of the best yard games for adults. You can elevate your next outdoor party with the quick set up and the three tiers of scoring. Bulzi Bucket’s Bullseye toss game is one of the most exciting and interactive yard games available. Its design includes two heavy duty collapsible bucket targets, eight hacky sacks, a backpack carrying case and instructions. It’s one tenth the size and weight of corn hole boards, making it a lighter, easier alternative game to take to anywhere outdoors. Available for purchase on amazon.com.
The challenging thing about Bocce Ball is that it looks so easy, but really takes strategy. You can make one good throw and think you have it won, only to be knocked aside moments later. The Hey! Play! Bocce Ball Set comes with four regulation-sized dark green and four dark red bocce balls, one pallino, and a durable carrying case. It can be played anywhere and on a variety of surfaces. Bocce Ball is the perfect game for adults that want to be outside and active, but not too active. Available for purchase on amazon.com.
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