Fun Outdoor Lawn Games for Adults

best ladder ball game setWhen the summer sun is out, the last thing that you want to do is spend time indoors. So, if you’re looking for ways to have a good time outside with family and friends other than just a cookout on the deck, then some fun lawn games might interest you.

Often, you do not even need a large backyard to enjoy these games. So, whether you’re interested in the most popular lawn games or just some cheap yard games for impromptu gathering in the backyard, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of some of the best outdoor lawn games for adults this summer.

Choosing The Perfect Lawn Games

As you consider all the inexpensive yard games that are on the market, you also need to take a few other things to mind before determining which games are the best fit for you.

Your yard space is probably the most important thing to consider. If you do not have a lot of space, then something like badminton might not be the best option for you. However, something like bocce only requires a small yard space. And if you really have limited space, then you can make do with something like a cornhole or bean bag toss set. These are great even for use in the drive way or garage.

Another important thing to consider is who will be playing these games with you. If there will be older people with some physical limitations, or some younger kids, then you will likely want to stay away from anything that requires even the slightest bit of athletic prowess.

That being said, there are plenty of great options out there so you are certain to find some fun lawn games for any occasion.

Our Pick: Best CornHole Bean Bag Toss Games Set

best cornhole setGrowing up in the South, we called it bean bag toss but when I moved to the Midwest, everyone called it cornhole. Well, no matter what you call it, the game is the same and it can be played by all ages and fit in even the smallest of yard spaces.

The game is simple – you have two teams and each time has to stand back and toss small bean bags into the hole on the cornhole boards. You have to make the bag into the hole in order to get a point. And yes, it is a wee bit harder than it seems.

This game is a big hit at cookouts, family reunions and get togethers with friends and family of all ages. And best of all, this is a pretty cheap lawn game that will last you for a long time.

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Our Faves: Top 10 Outdoor Lawn Games

PhotoProductSpace Needed
GoSports CornHole PRO Regulation Size Bean Bag Toss Game SetGoSports CornHole PRO Regulation Size Bean Bag Toss Game Setdriveway, deck or garage
St. Pierre American Professional Series Horseshoes SetSt. Pierre American Professional Series Horseshoes Setsmall yard
Maranda Enterprises Metal Ladderball GameMaranda Enterprises Metal Ladderball Gamelarge yard
Bocce Ball Set with Carrying CaseBocce Ball Set with Carrying Caselarge yard
Crown Sporting Goods Six Player Deluxe Croquet Set with Sturdy Black Carrying BagCrown Sporting Goods Six Player Deluxe Croquet Set with Sturdy Black Carrying Baglarge yard
Lifetime Pickleball, Badminton, & Quickstart Tennis Net SetLifetime Pickleball, Badminton, & Quickstart Tennis Net Setlarge yard
Spikeball Combo Meal (3 Balls, Drawstring Bag and Rules)Spikeball Combo Meal (3 Balls, Drawstring Bag and Rules)large yard
Joola Nova Tour DX Outdoor Table Tennis TableJoola Nova Tour DX Outdoor Table Tennis Tablesmall yard, deck or garage
Champion Sports Ring Toss SetChampion Sports Ring Toss Setsmall yard, deck or garage
GoPong PRO 8 Foot Premium Beer Pong TableGoPong PRO 8 Foot Premium Beer Pong Tablesmall yard, deck or garage
Kettler Weatherproof Indoor/Outdoor Foosball TableKettler Weatherproof Indoor/Outdoor Foosball Tablesmall yard, deck or garage
last updated October 2016

Frugal Homemade Yard Games

If this summer has you strapped for cash, then you can always go the DIY yard games route. Of course, there are some cheap yard games under $20 on the list above, if you’re not into the whole do it yourself thing.

Lawn Twister looks like a pretty cool option. All you need is a yard and some spray paint and you’ve got yourself a cool outdoor game of Twister. Of course, don’t forget to let the paint dry fully before playing. The One Good Thing site has all the deets on getting this game going in your backyard.

lawn twister

For more great DIY backyard games ideas, check out the following websites:

By now, you should have plenty of great ideas for cool outdoor lawn games for adults (as well as some for teens and kids who might be visiting!).

Shawna Newman

Shawna currently lives in Las Vegas where she gets in lots of great hiking at Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire State Park. When she has time, she visits National Parks in a quest to visit each one in the U.S. Shawna’s favorite outdoors activity is hiking and her favorite National Park (so far) is Badlands National Park in South Dakota.

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