Oprah Daily – 19 Best Lawn Games to Play Outside All Summer – Freestyle Croquet

From Oprah Daily By Monica Chon

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that far-flung family vacations and adult summer camps are wonderful luxuries, but sometimes the best memories are made right at home in your own backyard. Whether splashing around in an inflatable pool and kicking back with a stack of beach reads or hosting a cookout complete with an array of lawn games, there’s a lot of joy to be had when you’re hanging out in your own space with friends and family.

If the latter is on your radar this season, make sure you’re prepared with the ultimate setup. There are options abound for party guests of all ages, from toddlers and kids to adults. You’re sure to keep everyone happy with classics like cornhole, horseshoe, or Jenga. But why not up the ante with something new to everyone? Like Molkky, a throwing game borrowed from the Finnish, or PutterBall, a hybrid of mini golf and beer pong.

Of course, there are even some options suitable for a special event, like an outdoor wedding. Think a giant four-foot tall personalized game of Connect 4 or a DIY cornhole board painted with your monogram.

No matter which route you go, one thing’s for sure: These outdoor games—suitable for the yard, beach, or even the camp ground—are sure to inspire some healthy competition!

Outside Inside – Freestyle Croquet

This colorful, easy-paced lawn game only requires a little bit of set up with the hoops and goal posts—and instructions are included along with two mallets, four balls, and a convenient carry bag.

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A game that combines croquet and golf. Mallets are wedged to lift the lightweight balls through a course of hoops.

  • Can be played in virtually any outdoor space.
  • Great for travel, camping, the beach, tailgating or back yard.
  • Lightweight and pack-able. 
  • Players: 2-4
  • Dimensions:
    • Mallets:  26″ x 5.5″
    • Balls:  3″ dia.
    • Dimensions:  25″ x 6.25″ x 4″ in carry bag.
  • Weight: 1.95lbs.
  • Price: $42.95

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