As the weather warms up, we can’t help but get excited about our list of summer-friendly outdoor activities—including all the best yard games. When we’re not lounging by the pool or swimming in the ocean, our plans consist of mastering a whole host of outdoor games—because there’s nothing quite like some friendly competition amongst loved ones. But, like anything we do, we’ll be playing in style—which is why we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up 19 actually cool backyard games that are just as fun to look at as they are to play. From classics like cornhole and badminton to next-gen croquet sets and jenga, these yard games are perfect if you’re planning a phone-free day with friends, family, or roommates. Simply set them up in your own backyard for entertainment at tailgates, barbecues, and birthday parties or pack them up for lake vacations, beach days, or group park dates for fun on the go.
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