Backyard Games

    No matter the season, it's great to get active outside with recreational backyard games.  What is appealing about these games is that all ages can participate, they are relatively cheap to buy, and can be played on a lawn - no special court or field required.  Below are popular games to consider for your next barbecue, tailgate, or other outdoor social event.

    Popular Backyard Games

    Bocce Balls:   Originally created in Italy, bocce is a fun game for all ages that is easy to play and not too physically demanding.  A throwing game, bocce uses a small ball and larger balls to score.  Get rules here.

    Cornhole: This game is easy to play for both young and old, with little skill required.  Toss the bean bag in the hole and you're a winner!   Find the rules here.  The bean bag toss boards are available for purchase at any sporting goods store or you can build your own.  Be sure to award a trophy to the winning team - we have many options.

    Croquet:  This old fashioned game has many variations that span ages.  Extremely versatile, a court can be set up anywhere; get a croquet set and you're good to go!  Read rules here.

    These Corn Hole Monster Trophies are for a corn hole  tournament in Tennessee. These Corn Hole Monster Trophies are for a corn hole tournament in Tennessee.

    Horseshoes: Another classic game, many parks have horseshoe pits already built – you just supply the shoes. The only caution with this game is many horseshoes are heavy, so take care when throwing them. We make trophies for this game as well.

    Ladder Ball: This fun game can be played by all ages.  Just throw the balls at the ladder, and hope they stick!   This game does require the equipment, which can be found at most sporting goods stores.

    Outdoor Drinking Games

    The games below are for the 21+ crowd only.  Play responsibly!

    Beer Pong:  This popular drinking game can be played indoors or outdoors.  It does require equipment - a beer pong table, along with beer, ping pong balls and plastic cups.  The object of the game is to throw a ping pong ball into a plastic cup at the far end of the table.  If you make the shot, the other team has to drink the beer in the cup.  This game is great fun, especially at tailgates and other adult parties.  And trophies for the winners are always fun!

    Flip Cup:  Having been out of college for close to 20 years, this game wasn't around when I was in school.  But it seems to be popular with college kids these days.  It involves teams drinking a beer and then flipping a cup right side up after.  See instructions here.  We have a number of flip cup trophies for your next party - check them out here.

    No matter what game you choose, they will provide you with hours of entertainment and connection with the other players.  Get outside and play now!

    Cheers! Jessica

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