Spring is here, the weather is warming up, and we're stuck at home. But staying home doesn't have to mean staying inside if you have a yard! Or maybe you have access to a public park? Any green space will do. Get the kids away from the devices and add some family fun to your quarantine!
These are the best outdoor games to play during your stay-at-home quarantine. We chose these games because they're classics - or on their way to becoming classics - they're easy to learn and play, and they're portable. So when stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, these outdoor games can be brought camping, are perfect for the beach, the park, and to bring along to parties.
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Badminton is one of those games we all remember from childhood. It's fun to hit the birdie back and forth! Plus it's great aerobic exercise. It's been a Summer Olympic sport since 1992, so you can expect some serious competition from diehard fans. Badminton has made a big comeback over the past few years, so there are a lot of great sets out there. We chose the Franklin Sports Starter Badminton set because it's got everything you need for a great family game, and it won't break the bank.
The Franklin Sports Starter Badminton Set is perfect outdoor fun for the whole family. And it's so easy to assemble! The net consists of 1″ inch diameter steel poles that adjust the net from 5′ 1″ to 8′ high so all ages can play. The net is 20′ x 1. 5′ long. This badminton set includes (4) steel badminton rackets, (2) nylon birdies, (6) stakes and guy ropes and a deluxe carry bag so you can bring it to beach, parks, and campgrounds.
Many of us have great memories of watching our parents and grandparents playing horseshoes. Maybe it's the first game we played with our parents? It's easy to learn, so this outdoor game is great for every generation. And it's fun competition. The stakes are normally placed 40 ft. apart for league competition, but if you have little ones, you can always shorten the playing field.
This Franklin Sports Horseshoe Set is the official size and weight for play, and it's easy on the budget. Plant the included (2) 20 in. solid steel stakes at least 9-10 inches in the ground and your horseshoe game is ready to be played. It includes (2) gold horseshoes and (2) silver horseshoes that are made of cast iron. Each horseshoe weighs 2.1 lbs. Perfect for the beach, backyard, camping, or your next party.
For the more serious horseshoe players, the Baden Champions Horseshoe Set includes tournament-ready forged steel horseshoes for league play. This set has been tested and approved by the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association (NHPA). It includes 2 black and 2 grey forged steel horseshoes, 2 24″ long steel stakes, a carry bag, and official horseshoes rules and instructions.
Ladder Toss, also known as ladder ball, monkey ball, ladder golf, ball rope and hillbilly golf was discovered on campgrounds in the early 1990s. But some speculate that the bola (the two balls connected by a string) is a stand-in for a live snake! - which cowboys used to throw at fences or branches for points. The great thing about the ease of this game is that even the littlest team members can score!
But this game can go long, so adults, make sure to keep your beer cold with the Corkcicle Chillsner Beer Chiller. Just place one in your bottle to keep your beer icy cold for hours.
The frame and rungs of the GoSports Premium Metal Ladder Toss Game Set are made from powder coated steel for maximum durability. The bolos are made from soft rubber for indoor or outdoor use, and are connected using thick string to prevent tangles. The complete set includes 2 steel targets, 6 bolos, and premium carrying case. Everything can be conveniently stowed in the included carrying case for maximum portability.
Cornhole bags used to be filled with — you guessed it — corn kernels. Nowadays bags are usually filled with plastic pellets or similar material that will maintain a consistent weight and shape. Cornhole has been around in one form or another since 1883 when Heyliger de Windt patented "Parlor Quoits" which used bean bags and a square hole rather than a round one. Today cornhole is played outdoors and you can find many bars and pubs that have added it to their game rooms. Competition can get pretty heated, so make sure you have your favorite beverage on hand to keep cool!
The Coleman Retro Steel-Belted Cooler is large enough to keep everyone's drinks cold and close-by.
GoSports Portable Cornhole Game Set folds down into a compact carrying case and weighs under 15 pounds so you can easily take it everywhere. The ‘boards’ are built using a robust PVC frame with a nylon fabric surface. While scoring is the same for these boards (1 point on the board and 3 points in the hole), game play is slightly different because of the lightweight materials used. Bags will bounce on the boards and may not slide the same as wood sets, but once you get used to the different style of play, it’s a BLAST to use at beach and camping. And younger kids find the lighter weight easier to use. The set includes 2 targets, 8 bean bags (sand filled), a carrying case and rules.
The GoSports Classic CornHole Set is a regulation size 4′ x 2′ boards. The MDF construction provides a solid surface and can be set up in seconds for immediate play (just fold the legs out). The cornhole game includes 8 14oz all-weather bean bags (4 Red and 4 Blue) and a carry case. Classic, rustic, chevron, and American flag editions. This set is not weather proof, so we do not recommend playing in the rain or leaving it out overnight as this will cause damage. Always supervise children when playing and do not step on the boards or they may break.
Bocce, the quintessential Italian game, is traditionally played on natural soil and asphalt courts. But you can certainly play a casual game on your lawn. Bocce is closely related to British "Bowls" and French "Pétanque" games, and all have developed from games originally played in the Roman Empire! The length of the play field is normally 90 ft. long by 8.2-13.1 ft. wide. But a shortened play is perfectly acceptable for a casual game with family.
The GoSports Regulation Bocce Set is a full size 100mm premium set. The set includes 8 throwing balls, including the traditional colors of 4 red, 4 green, and a 45mm white pallino. This classic color combination allows anywhere from 2 to 4 players to compete at one time. Each ball is made from high quality poly-resin, and each ball weighs 2 lb. 5 oz. The set includes a high quality canvas carrying case with shoulder strap so you can take your bocce game camping, to the park, and to the beach. Also included are official rules and a measuring device to help settle any close calls.
Croquet has been around since the late 19th Century. Traditionally seen on the lawns of upper crust society (only they had large lawns back in the day). But croquet has had a resurgence in recent years as many people now have the space to play the game. It's a slower-paced game than many others, and takes a bit more skill, but it's a great game for the entire family.
Want to keep your white wine cold during your entire croquet game? The Corkcicle Classic Canteen will keep your Chardonnay cold for up to 25 hours!
The GoSports Six Player Deluxe Croquet Set includes 6 color mallets, 6 balls, 9 wickets, 2 end posts and rules. The full size 35 inch handles can be used by players of all sizes, and the handles are wrapped with comfort grip for superior control and comfort. The croquet balls weigh 10oz each with a diameter of 3 inches. The mallets are crafted from premium hardwoods for durability and feature a modern design that will look great on any lawn or backyard. This croquet set includes a handy storage bag so you can neatly store the set and take it out to the park or parties.
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