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Top Ten Best Outdoor Games For Summer

This article will review the top ten outdoor games of 2019

Summertime is a time when more outdoor events are on the horizon. There is always room for fun games when going to a gathering. Whether it’s camping, a family reunion, or a barbecue; a little healthy competition is a fun way to spend a pleasant summer afternoon. In recent years, new games have evolved that are entertaining and exciting for people of all ages. Here, we have compiled a list of some of the best outdoor games of 2019. You will recognize some old favorites among them, as well as some new ones to add to your stash of outdoor amusements.

1. Portzon 3 Ball Kit – Volleyball Spike Game Set

Portzon Spike Ball best outdoor games

Featured on Shark Tank, this sturdy spike ball set is a blast to play outside with friends. If you haven’t heard of spike ball, it is essentially played like volleyball but instead of going over a net, once the ball hits the mesh net, it becomes the other team’s ball. This fun and portable game is highly portable and comes with folding legs for easy storage. Rugged and durable, it is ideal for tailgate parties, the beach, or anywhere you want to set it up. The net is height adjustable, ensuring that even the smallest players can get in on the actions.

2. GoSports Premium Ladder Toss Outdoor Game Set

Ladder toss game best outdoor games

Made in the USA, the GoSports Ladder Toss Game Set is a top-quality game that can be played with the whole family. The set includes six golf bolo balls, two premium targets with a score tracker, a carrying case, and a copy of the rules. Easy to learn, this game is quickly becoming a new favorite. The set is straightforward and easy to assemble and includes a lifetime warranty. Plus, if any or the parts on your set break, the company is happy to send you replacements at no charge.

3. St. Pierre American Professional Series Horseshoes Complete Set

St. Pierre Horseshoe set best outdoor games

Horseshoes is one of the oldest outdoor games around, and it’s still popular. Who doesn’t remember the clinking sound of happy players at your childhood gatherings? Designed by a World Champion horseshoe pitcher, this high-quality, solid steel set will ensure that you have your best game ever. NHPA-approved, the horseshoes have extra weight forged into the tips, so the pitcher has improved balance and control. Finger positioners can help beginners improve their technique. Two sturdy steel stakes, 4 horseshoes, a rulebook, and convenient carrying case are also included. Overall, this is a high-quality horseshoe set that will provide years of entertainment.

4. Bucket Ball – Beach Edition

Bucketball best outdoor games

Bucketball is a super fun game played by setting up two sets of 6 buckets into triangle patterns separated several feet apart. Players split into teams and each player takes turns trying to throw the ball into the opposite teams’ buckets. If it goes in, it is removed. The team to remove all the buckets first is the winner.  The fun part about this game is that it can be played on land or in water, so it is ideal for a beach party, barbecue, or any gathering where participants are up for some competition. Further, it can be played by people of all ages. Portable and lightweight, it can be stored and transported in the enclosed convenient carrying case.

5. Giant 4 Connect in a Row

Giant connect four best outdoor games

With Giant 4 Connect in a Row, everyone involved will have a competitive and fun time. This game is easy to set up outdoors and is effortless to transport. Within the nylon carrying case all the pieces will stay tidy and organized until it is time to play again. The board itself is aesthetically pleasing and made with naturally stained wood. This game is essentially a giant outdoor version of the classic tabletop game “connect four”.  Ideal for all ages, it would make a fun addition to any backyard gathering.

6. AmazonBasics Bocce Ball Set with Soft Carry Case

Amazon Basics Bocce set best outdoor games

The classic lawn bowling game of bocce never gets old, but a new set is always a fun thing to have!  Included in your purchase are eight full size bocce balls and a palini constructed of durable poly-resin composite. Bocce can be played in dirt, grass, and even beach sand for an interesting competition. The set has a convenient carrying case to keep everything together and organized.

7. Backyard Champs Wood Cornhole Set

With this Backyard Champs Wood Cornhole Set, tournaments can happen anywhere. The tournament approved boards for cornhole are made from high-quality solid wood. The set includes instructions so that anyone can learn how to play and get involved. With the foldable legs, it is super easy to store and transport. The bean bags are double stitched with filler that is weather resistant. Cornhole is a favorite that has been gaining traction for a few years and this set is ideal for gatherings of all kinds.

Cornhole best outdoor games

8. Giant Tumbling Timbers

This stacking game is an absolute blast requiring a combination of skill and luck. Similar to Jumanji on a large scale, the game can go from 2 1/2 feet to over five feet tall. As the tower grows, the tension mounts. 56 hand sanded pieces are included along with a heavy-duty carrying bag to store them in. It is terrific for camping, outdoor gatherings, parties, and more. It can also be used indoors for rainy day fun.

Tumbling Timeberst best outdoor games

9. Kubb Game Premium Set

Kubb (pronounced “KOOB”) is a traditional Swedish lawn game rumored to have been played as long ago as the Viking ages. It is unique because it involves some skill and strategy. It can be played by all ages and is enjoyed by tossing dowels to topple your opponent’s blocks. Knock them all down and you are the winner. This game can be played on grass, sand, dirt and snow.  It’s a great way to get everyone outside and is a pretty nifty conversation starter as well. The set includes 10 Kubb blocks, 1 King Kubb, 6 tossing dowels, 4 corner stakes, and a carrying case.

Kubb best outdoor games

10. Himal Premium Wooden Six Player Croquet Set

Croquet set best outdoor games

This Himal Croquet Set is perfect for anyone looking for an engaging game of croquet. This quintessential classic is recommended for all ages and is ideal for families looking for a new outdoor activity. The mallets within this set are made of the best quality hardwood and the polymer croquet balls are also weather resistant, ensuring many years of backyard fun.  The set also comes with a handy carry case that stores all the equipment, making it easy to transport. If you haven’t tried croquet in a while, here’s your chance to revive an old pastime.

By BCR Staff
June 2019

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