Games are a great way to bring people together and help them connect.
And who doesn’t want to spend more quality time with their friends and family?
Have you ever considered turning your backyard into a resort style entertainment hub full of fun for the whole family with some simple yard games?
Here are six great games that will turn your backyard into the entertainment capital of your neighborhood.
Cornhole is basically a bean bag toss game, but it’s played on your lawn (or anywhere else you’d like). Each player takes a turn throwing small bags of corn into a raised platform. The platform has a hole in its farthest end and the object is to get as many bags of corn into the hole as possible. Each bag in the hole scores three points and any bag that lands on the platform is equal to one point. Everyone takes turns pitching their corn bags until someone reaches 21 points.
KanJam is a game that’s played with a flying disc and two large garbage type cans. The object of KanJam is to score points by throwing and hitting a flying disc, then hitting or entering the goal. You place two teams of two people at the opposite ends of a field. One team member throws the discs while the team member at the other end tries to slam it into the can. There are some more specific rules for this game, but in the end the team who reaches exactly 21 points first wins.
3. Bocce Ball
Bocce Ball is played using eight large colored balls and one small ball. Four balls go to each team. One player throws the small ball out, and then each player takes turns trying to get their balls close to the small ball. The player with the closest ball is the only player that gets points. You get one point for every ball closer than the opposing player’s closest ball. First to 11 wins.
Washers is a game that is similar to horseshoes but it involves teams of people who take turns pitching (tossing) washers into a box or hole to score points. This game has several variations so you can pretty much play it anyway that best suits you. There should be two washer pits with each one containing one recessed cup that’s four inches in diameter. The players should be 25 feet from the cup’s center. A washer tossed inside the cup is a score of five points. A washer not inside the cup, but close to the cup scores one point. Whoever reaches 21 or more points first wins the game.
Horseshoes is an age-old game loved by the young and old alike. This game is played by two people. A throwing target (stake) is inserted upright into a lawn or sandbox about 40 feet from the players. Each player then takes turns throwing four horseshoes in an attempt to get the horseshoes around the target (stake). This game is played in rounds and is generally played until someone reaches 40 points.
6. Giant Connect Four
Giant Connect Four is a yard game where two players drop large colored coin-like discs from the top of a life-sized playing board. Each person will take turns dropping the discs through the top of the board into the slots below. The object of the game is to get four like-colored discs in a row either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Whoever gets four like-colored discs in a row first wins.
If you love golf, why not consider installing a putting green in your backyard? This is fun for the whole family and you will love being able to perfect your game in the privacy and convenience of your own home. Just imagine helping your kids with their putting skills while spending some quality time with them. These are the kinds of memories that will last a lifetime!
Foley Pools has a team of experts who know exactly how to shape and create the type of outdoor living space you have always dreamed of and would love to help you install a putting green in your backyard designed specifically for you and your family.
Whether you want a putting green or other kinds of improvements to your backyard, the Foley Family can help! Just give us a call and we can toss some ideas around!
Turning your backyard into an outdoor oasis will take your quality of life above and beyond anything you could ever imagine!