Long Work Week? Check Out the Best Backyard Games for Adults


best backyard games for adults


If you're suffering from a long work week and are missing all the usual methods you have to unwind with all the quarantine sanctions in place, you might find yourself a little bummed-out.

Thankfully, for those who are lucky enough to have a yard, there are plenty of fun backyard games for adults you can play, that will help wash the stress away from a long week at work. Here are some of the best games you can play with family and friends in your backyard and forget about the current or previous week's stress.

 

Corn-hole


cornhole for adults


Corn-hole is a great backyard game that is fun and challenging. To play this game, you need at least two or up to four players that will form two teams. Each team will take turns throwing bags, most commonly filled with corn, hence the name, towards a rectangular board with a hole cut near the top.

The idea is to try to get your corn-hole bag into the hole or at the very least, on the board to score points. This is a fun and competitive way to release stress and have a little backyard fun.

 

Bocce Ball


bocce ball for adults


Bocce ball is another great backyard game that is fun to play and can be used if you have an oddly-shaped or small backyard. One of the great things about this game is, while there is a dedicated court for professionals, for backyard enthusiasts, you can play this game just about anywhere.

Bocce ball's overall objective is to try to toss your bocce balls and get them as close to the pallino as you can.

 

Horseshoes


horse shoe games for adults


A classic for sure! Horseshoes is another fun backyard game that you can enjoy, and it's great to play with friends. This is another team-based game, and the idea is to toss your horseshoes as close as you can to the stake at the other end of the playing field.

In order to get points, you'll either need to wrap the horseshoe around the stake or have the Horseshoe come to rest while touching the stake in any way.

 

Backyard Bowling


backyard bowling game


A clever way to reuse bottles that you may accumulate in your household is to play backyard bowling. You don't have to actually use recycled bottles, as you can find versions of this game that come in a complete kit on places like Amazon.

If you prefer to go the DIY route and use recycled bottles, as a ball, you can use something a soccer ball, basketball, or for even more challenge a tennis ball.


Backyard Jenga


backyard jenga for adults


If you're looking for a fun game that you can play by yourself outside, then backyard Jenga might just be the answer you're looking for. While numerous players can also play this game, it is also possible to play just by yourself. Backyard Jenga is essentially the same as traditional Jenga, except it's typically much larger in scale. This popular game definitely belongs on any list of fun backyard games for adults.


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Final Thoughts!

Let's not over complicate how to have some serious fun at home. These classic games are easy and fun to learn, but challenging sometimes to execute, which adds to the excitement and competitiveness of them.

Thanks for stopping in and be sure to share some of the best backyard games for adults you have played or want to play in the comments section of our blog!

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