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Last Updated August 12, 2017

Best Yard Games

The Top 20 Games for Maximum Summer Fun

Backyard games are the highlight of Spring, Summer, and Fall get togethers. We’ve played all the games in all the seasons. Some games rise above the rest as you’ll see below.  Enjoy this hand crafted list. 

Each game featured here includes links to what we've deemed the best sets and/or equipment for each game. Also, you can visit links to posts that go more in depth about the game, it's rules, game variations and a little terminology. Click on the image of each game or the link at the bottom to view/purchase the best set available on Amazon.  It pleases us to share with you the TOP 20 Yard Games to enjoy with your friends and family.

*Editor's note: These are also great tailgating games.


#1 Cornhole

Cornhole ranks atop our list for fun, simplicity and replay-ability.  We list the best boards and bags for you in the Best Cornhole Boards & Bags post.  It's a hall of fame game played in backyards, beaches, pubs, and tailgate parties with 2-4 players of all ages.  Set up is simple, and can be played for hours. Games are played to 21 points with points that cancel each other out.  Have a look at some rules, terminology, and game variations in the Cornhole Rules and Play post.   Cornhole is the gold standard of yard games. 

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