9 Entertaining Outdoor Games
Aqua Paddle Ball Set
All that’s required for hours of fun at the beach: two wooden paddles and a ball (this set comes with two, in case one goes AWOL). One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Aqua Paddle Ball Set are given to the Life Is Good Kids Foundation, which helps children with life-threatening conditions.
To buy: $15, lifeisgood.com.
Toss the balls at the grid so they wrap around it—the higher the rung, the more points you score.
To buy: $40, sportcraft.com.
Sportcraft Sky Darts
Lay the two large rings (not shown) on your lawn. Aim these soaring objects at them, then let ’em fly. The dart that lands closest to the center wins.
To buy: $25, sportcraft.com.
Disc Ace Ultimate Frisbee
The plaid pattern is...catchy.
To buy: $12, discace.com.
The name says it all: This roll-out game is a clever hybrid of shuffleboard and golf. Putt your ball farther than your opponent’s on the scoring mat to win.
To buy: $39, sholf.com.
Park & Sun Sports 1580 Power Tetherball Set
Step 1: Stake the included (sturdy!) metal pole in your yard. Step 2: Relive the warm summer nights of your childhood as you hit the ball back and forth.
To buy: $59, sportsunlimited.com.
Trademark Global Superior Recreation Horse Shoe Set
These heavy-duty game pieces will have you horsing around for hours.
To buy: $52.50, amazon.com.
AJJ Cornhole Beanbag Toss
This gaining-in-popularity game is great at tailgates and backyard barbecues. (Comes with two boards.)
To buy: $125, ajjcornhole.com.
The Happy Pappy Bocce Set
Let the good times roll with these resin balls, which come in a carrying case for easy transport.
To buy: $50, hayneedle.com.