Choosing your games for your backyard parties.
It’s once again August in Houston, TX with the mercury pushing 100 degrees on the regular. What that usually means is that people are sequestered indoors and rarely leave their dens in the heat of the day, much like desert wildlife. That works well for the Nerf battlepack we have and other indoor-friendly games however the great outdoors are where lawn games really shine. What that also means is September and (outdoor) party season is right around the corner!
Native Houstonians they’ve become accustomed to enjoying the outdoors in the slightly less-oppressive September temperatures during the day. Evenings, however can be down right pleasant here in a few weeks which means more time outdoors. Party games like the classics: cornhole, Jenga and connect four, only aid in the fun, however there are more. We’ll discuss the top games below:
The top backyard party games and birthday party games are as follow:
- Giant Connect Four – Arguably our most popular game and for good reason – it’s way fun. All ages can enjoy and the rules are simple too, just connect four rings in a row!
- Cornhole – While not ultra-popular in the South compared the Midwest, the game is very well known anywhere.
- Washers – Often called Texas horseshoes, I first encountered the game in West Texas in a man’s backyard. I have since realized I needed a set and I have finally gotten around to actually making it.
- Jenga – Present at bars, restaurants, breweries and maybe even your home (small version). Everyone knows how to play and everyone knows its fun. Jenga is great for any age and it works well at some of the youngest kid’s birthday parties up to your standard corporate events.
- Giant Pong – We just got this and it’s awesome and I am just super biased at this point. A great party game and super fun.
The Ladder Toss Bundle is perfect for a classic Ladder Toss experience. All-wood frames are crafted with varnished wood that’s lightweight, sturdy, and weather-resistant. Bundle includes 2 standard frame pieces, 6 all-weather golf bolas (3 green, 3 indigo), push-in scoring markers, zip-up carrying case, and official game guide.
Ultimate Game Bundle
Bring all the fun to your next tailgate party with the Caliber Games Ultimate Tailgate Games Bundle. This bundle includes ALL of our original and classic tailgate game packages at a massive 30% discount. Get TowerBall, Island Shot, HOKU, Cornhole, Timber Tower XL, and Ladder Toss, plus carrying cases, game guides, and all standard game accessories.
The Timber Tower Bundle from Caliber Games is a giant-sized version of the classic childhood game. A guaranteed hit at backyard parties, tailgates, park days, or weddings, feel the pressure as you stack the tower until it takes a big fall! Bundle includes 54 stacking blocks, a house rules board, and zip-up carrying case.
Great for all ages and group sizes, the four-sided, 360° toss game is the ultimate casual group competition. Includes collapsible tower, 8 hackey-style balls, and backpack carry case. 100% weatherproof materials, playable indoors or outdoors.
All equipment included for Yardzee & Yard Farkle for up to 5 players. Includes 6 solid wood jumbo dice, 5 large reusable score cards, wooden bucket, & marker for a complete yard dice set.
CROSSNET is the world’s first four square volleyball game. Set up within minutes in sand, grass, or indoors. Height adjustable for men (7’11”), women (7’4″), and children (5’6″). Perfect for backyards, beach days, and BBQs. All orders come with an official CROSSNET™️ four-way net, poles, and volleyball.
Bottle Bash combines disc golf and horseshoes for a perfect blend of high-stakes skill, strategy, and teamwork. The objective of the game is to knock your opponent’s bottle off the pole by throwing the disc. Bundle includes 2 aluminum poles, 2 bottles, 2 ground stakes, 1 disc, and a mesh storage bag.
Island Shot is a new, simplified take on Cornhole. The difference is you’re trying to land it on the Island! To play, just take turns tossing bags and trying to land them on the island (+3 points), and in the hole (+1 point), the first to 9 points exactly wins. Bundle includes (1) collapsible island board, (6) mini cornhole bags, and a mesh carrying bag.
Backyard Golf Game
This game was built by friends and neighbors with a simple goal in mind: to have fun with great company and a little friendly competition at each other’s houses. It’s perfect for practicing your swing and great a way to bring kids, adults, friends, family and neighbors together—to enjoy the outdoors together.
The team that created the viral HOOKS! Ring Toss Game. Handmade with either a burned finish or natural finish, HOOKS! is the best game to compete with friends at your next tailgate, backyard party or a night out at the bar.
HOKU® is a novel twist on the timeless simplicity of backyard toss games. Bundle includes easy storage carrying case, quality rubberwood game board with sealed varnish finish, and 6 throwing stars (3 square, 3 triangle).
PutterBall began with a dream of bringing a golf-themed backyard party game to the masses. We focused on creating an outdoor golf game that everyone could enjoy, including those who have never actually played golf. The PutterBall board is made of 100% high-density durable foam that you can walk on, stand on, and transport just about anywhere!