Let the Games Begin: 5 Backyard Games to Enjoy On Your Patio

March 9, 2023 Outdoor Living

As the weather warms up, many people are looking for ways to enjoy their outdoor living spaces. Whether you’re planning on upgrading your existing patio or building a new one, adding games can be a fun way to make the space more inviting. Here are five games for playing on your patio in the spring and summer.

Cornhole

Cornhole is a classic tailgate game to play in your backyard. The game involves tossing bean bags at a raised platform with a hole in it to get as many bags on the platform or in the hole as possible. The game can be played with two or four players and doesn’t require much space.

Ladder Ball

Like cornhole, ladder ball is another tossing game that doesn’t require too much space or materials. The game involves tossing bolas (two golf balls attached by a string) at a ladder-shaped target while trying to wrap the bolas around the ladder’s rungs. The game can be played with two or four players, and it is easy to learn but challenging to master. 

Spikeball

Spikeball is a newer game that has gained popularity due to its fast pace and fun gameplay. The game involves bouncing a small ball off a circular net on the ground to get the other team to miss or hit it out of bounds. Spikeball can be played with two or four players and can be a great workout for the whole family. Spikeball sets are available online and in stores, and their portability lets you take them anywhere.

Billiards

If you have room on your patio, billiards is a classic social game to enjoy with friends and family. With many types of games like 8 Ball, 9 Ball, and one-pocket, you’ll never run out of ways to play. Billiards tables are available in various sizes and styles and can be customized to fit your patio space.

Darts

Another great game with dozens of variations, darts are a fun way to unwind and socialize. With plenty of dart board designs, you won’t have any problems matching it with your backyard. Make sure you mount it on a hard surface to limit holes in case you miss your throw.

Whether you prefer classic games like cornhole and billiards or newer games like spikeball, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So get outside, get active, and enjoy the competition from the comfort of your outdoor living space.

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