7 Outdoor Games You’ll Be Playing All Summer Long

Whether you’re picnicking in the park, enjoying a beach day, or even hanging out in the backyard, these fun games will keep the whole family involved.


Paddle Set

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Dust off your ping pong table and update your equipment with this patterned paddle set. Each paddle has a summer-inspired print and comes with two balls and a mesh storage bag.

To buy: $30, vineyardvines.com.



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Think of this new game as a combination of bocce ball, bowling, and horseshoes. It’s a versatile game that can be played on the lawn or in the sand. The objective is to roll disks towards a goal—players are awarded points based on how close their disks land to the goal and if they land facing up, down, or sideways.

To buy: $50, rollors.com



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Turn your picnic into a checkers tournament. This board is made of canvas and rolls up so you can easily tote it around. Plus, you won’t have any missing pieces since you can store them inside the built-in pouch.

To buy: $10, westelm.com.


Yard Dominoes

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Oversized dominoes make for a fun group activity in your backyard. The handmade pieces are made of solid pine and come with a jute drawstring bag.

To buy: $60, uncommongoods.com.


Viva Sol Bean Bag Toss Set

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Whether you call it beanbag toss or cornhole, this classic lawn game is fun because it gets the whole group involved with teams of two. A walnut finish and bright all-weather canvas bags elevate this portable set, so it will look good in your backyard all summer long.

To buy: $122, wayfair.com.


Outdoor Tic Tac Toe

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You can place the rope board (that’s a little more than two-feet by two-feet) on the sand or grass for a competitive game of tic tac toe. When it’s time to pack everything up, store the painted oak Xs and Os in a burlap bag.

To buy: $60, crateandbarrel.com


OgoSport MezoDisk Two-Pack

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Toss and bounce the OgoSport ball (or use any type of small ball) with the two trampoline-like disks, or use the disks as a Frisbee. This set can be used at the beach, pool, or backyard.

To buy: $38, llbean.com.