Its summer time and the weather gets really steamy and boring. To kill the boredom and enjoy the summer vacation, you need to consider having games in your house that will entrain you and your family. 

People mostly enjoy games that includes jumping, water splashing and running and with a backyard space you will have plenty of game ideas. Therefore, we gathered for you a list of the best 10 backyard games that you can do-it-yourself at home and enjoy.

1 – Dunk water tank

Dunking machine/ booth or dunk tank water is a backyard friendly game, that is suitable for all ages, helps you cool during the hot days. It basically dunks people into the water, while they are set on a seat.

If you have a good memory, this game will remind you of the Bucket water challenge in which people pour water over their heads while fully clothed.

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2 – Cornhole

If you are good at aiming and throwing things, this game is your match! Cornhole, also known as beag bag and sack toss, requires players to rotate at throwing bean bags at a board with a hole at edge.

If you throw well and get the bag in the whole you guarantee 3 points, while one on board scores 1 point. Players take turns at throwing nags until one reaches 21 points and will be named the winner. So do you want to win?

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3 – Giant Connect Four

Planning to have a regular Connect Four at a party? Maybe you want to think again and consider having a Giant Connect Four at a party because it’s cool. It is one of the best backyard games that ever existed.

It consists of having two players, where they start by selecting a color and then take turns dropping vertically one of the colored discs from the top into a seven-column, six-row.

The purpose of this game is to be the first to form a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line of your own discs.

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4 – Ladder Golf

Ladder golf – also famous as blongoball and Polish Horseshoes – involves throwing golf-ball over rungs. It is a fun game that can be enjoyed by bigger groups and kids as well.

With some creativity and diligence, you can create at home your own set and enjoy the game.

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5 – Bucketball  (Yard Pong)

Bucket ball is a ball game, also similar to basketball. In which, two groups play against each other. Each group has a bucket to defend and attacks the opposite team.

The goal of the game is to put the ball into the opponent’s bucket. The more balls you get in the bucket, the more you earn points and you win. Easy tools and easy game!

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6 – Bocce ball

Whether you are Italian or not, you NEED to have this game, Bocce! It is one of the most famous and oldest lawn games.

It is a simple game and can be played on a  horizontal level ground—pavement, grass in your background. In which two people can play against each other simply form two teams with an even number of players — tossing balls just like bowling.

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7 – Bean bag toss

Whether you wanna call it Bean Bag toss or Cornhole, the game is fun and pleasing. It can be played by kids and adults, and is adjusted to fit the level and skills of its players.

The bean bag toss game is played by  2 or 4 players. Every team gets 4 bean bags to throw.  The team members stand on opposite ends and may throw from either side of the box. Scoring is based when a player has a bag on the board or in the hole.

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8 – Lifesize foosball

For this game, you will need most of family and friends to join, and the set-up is so easy and can be done in a very short time. 

The rules are easy, all participants should keep their hands on the pipes and never let them go,  and the same rules that apply for regular foosball also apply here. Make sure to have kids play with kids, and adults with adults so no one gets hurt because it is not the same as playing with the plastic guys!

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9 – Knock off toss game

Is an outdoor game, also famous as Frisbee, in which two teams of two are playing against each other, using a frisbee, two glass bottles and nails stacked in the ground. 

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10 – Lawn darts

Lawn dart, also famous as yard darts, is a game that requires having two teams or players. Its set consists of four large darts and two targets.

The darts are supposed to be tossed under horizontally, where the weighted end hits first and sticks into the ground. Usually, the target is a plastic circle, and landing anywhere within the circle to score a point.

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It is not an easy task to find a backyard game that suits bigger groups with different ages, preferences and that everyone can enjoy. But building one of the above-suggested games can change your backyard parties, family gatherings and summer barbecue nights.

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