The 10 Best Yard Games for Backyard Summer Fun!

Summer barbecues, outdoor shenanigans and yard games are the recipe for a great summer. Get ready for this summer season with a few of our favorite yard games!


Mölkky is a Finnish backyard throwing game for the whole family!

The game involves throwing a wooden skittle (dowel) at other wooden dowels with various points written on them.

The object of the game is to be the first person to reach a certain score.

As you hit the wooden point dowels, they will start to spread across the yard, with the higher point dowels getting further and further away as people keep hitting them.

Check out our full post here to learn everything you need to know to play Mölkky!

Check out this incredibly Popular & Fun Mölkky set available from Amazon Prime here…


Spikeball is best described as two-on-two, high-speed, 360 degree volleyball…

This active and fast-paced game is perfect for tailgates, backyards, beaches, parks or gyms!

Spikeball is a fun, active, easy-to-learn game that can be played anywhere by anyone. The Spikeball Standard Kit is all you need for a good time.

Check out our full post here for full rules and everything you need to get started playing Spikeball…

Standard Spikeball Set Available from Amazon here…

Washer Toss (Buckets)

Washer toss is a classic backyard game similar to horseshoes or cornhole.

Throw washers into the wooden frame or buckets to score points.

First team to get to 21 points without going over is the winner!

You can create your own Washer Toss game with a quick trip to Home Depot or pick up this set available from Amazon here… (The washers in this set have built in bottle openers ;))

Beersbee (Frisbeer)

Beersbee or Frisbeer is a great backyard game that involves accuracy, speed and…drinking.

This two-on-two competitive game involves attempting to knock a bottle off the top of a post by throwing a frisbee. If the opposite team hits your bottle, you have to try and catch the bottle before it hits the ground.

Typically, you have to “hold your beer” while playing this game, and penalties accrue if you spill while trying to catch the bottle or the frisbee.

You can make your own set with PVC pipe and a few extra bottles or pick up a Beersbee Set available from Amazon Prime here…

Kan Jam

Another awesome frisbee game!

Kan Jam is the perfect game for beach-bumming and competing with your family and friends!

Play opposite your partner who attempts to smack your frisbee toss into the top of the can. Unless you are an expert and can throw the frisbee directly into the front slot.

  • HOW TO PLAY: Take turns throwing and deflecting the flying disc across the yard, beach, or park at the goal – 21 points wins, or go pro and slot the flying disc for an INSTANT WIN.
  • EASY SET UP: So easy to set up, you can play in seconds.
  • USA MADE: Kan Jam is proudly Made in the USA.
  • PLAY ANYWHERE: Kan Jam is perfect for the backyard, the beach, the park, a tailgate. Kan Jam is so light weight and easy to assemble you can bring it anywhere, set up and play within seconds.
The Original Kan Jam set Available from Amazon Prime here…

Cornhole (Baggo)

Cornhole or Baggo (depending on where you’re from) is a backyard classic! This crowdpleaser game is a staple at tailgates, parties and backyard get togethers.

Throw the beanbags and land them on the slanted wooden surface, or better yet land them directly into the hole.

This game gets competitive quick so grab a partner who knows what’s up and get tossin’!

Pick up your own Cornhole set from Amazon here and let the fun begin…

Bocce Ball

Bocce Ball is a summer backyard classic that can be played with many players of all abilities.

Throw the small target ball out into the yard to start. Next, be the team (or individual) who gets their colored ball closest to the target ball to win.

Strategy involves hitting your opponents ball out of the way to be sure you’re the closest.

This backyard game is a favorite for its simplicity and competitive fun!

Check out our full post on bocce ball for beginners tips, tricks and resources!

Pick up this Bocce Ball set from Amazon Prime to get started…

Ladder Toss

Ladder Toss involves throwing golfball sized balls tied together, with the goal of wrapping them around the posts.

Each post has a different point associated with it and the game is won by scoring more points than your opponent.


Kubb, or “Viking Chess” is a popular Swedish backyard game involving strategy, accuracy and finesse!

The object of Kubb is to knock over particular wooden blocks with the throwing baton before your competitor. Kubb is best described as a combination of bowling and horseshoes.

For a full write up of rules and Kubb gameplay, check out our full Kubb post here!

kubb backyard game set wooden blocks
Get Movin’ Full Kubb set available from Amazon Prime here…


Yard-sized Yahtzee for yard-sized fun!

A spin on the classic table-top Yahtzee game, customized and supersized for outdoor game play.

Take to the outdoors with six giant wooden dice and dry erase board scorecard. Perfect for camping, afternoons in the park or any backyard get together!

Full Yardzee Set (pictured below) Available from Amazon Prime here…

yardzee, backyard game giant sized yahtzee for the outdoors

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