The Best Yard Games for Adults

What’s more fun than gathering with some friends for some fun yard games?! Here are the best outdoor yard games that adults will love (kids can join in easily, too!)

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The Best Outdoor Yard Games

One of the things we love most about having our own house and a big backyard is being able to host parties.

We love inviting over friends and family – especially during the summer when the weather is great and darkness falls just a little bit later.

While we love eating good food and visiting, Forrest and I think that having some fun outdoor games is also key to an enjoyable get together.

Recently, we invited over my brother and his wife, as well as my good friend, Marianne, and her husband over for a BBQ and some fun in the backyard. It had been raining all day, but it fortunately let up just in time.

After a delicious dinner of hamburgers, hot dogs, fruit, potato salad, and strawberry shortcake, we were ready for some fun games!

Everyone had so much fun laughing, being silly, and just enjoying one another’s company. We enjoy getting together with smaller groups of people, because it seems like you can get to know each other just a little better that way.

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Since we love playing games outdoors so much, I thought I’d share a list of the best outdoor games for adults. These are games that we have so much fun with – as well as a few games suggested by some of my friends.

Let me know if I missed any of your favorites!

Fun Yard Games

Spike Ball – Well, until a few hours ago, I called this game “Four Square Volleyball”, but apparently the official name is Spike Ball (we must have bought an off-brand version ;-).

We love it! You can have 2-4 players, and it’s a great work out. Plus it’s super competitive!

spike ball

Ladder Ball

Badminton – This is my personal favorite! I can never get enough badminton, that’s for sure.

Bocce Ball

Ultimate Frisbee

Yard Darts


Kan Jam

Comet Ball Crash

comet ball

Corn hole (make your own corn hole board!)


Life Size Jenga – there are lots of fun tutorials for this!

Yard Yahtzee – you can make your own or buy a set from the store!

Water Balloon Volleyball

Horse Shoes


Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag (use glow sticks! Perfect for when the kiddos go to bed!). 


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