Outdoor Games

The Best Outdoor Games on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about the best backyard pools and pool floats, and design experts’ furniture picks for small outdoor areas, here we’re looking into the best outdoor games that you can find on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best Bocce-Ball Set

Hey! Play! Bocce Ball Set

Hey! Play! Bocce Ball Set

“Great set! I love the case it comes in — everything nestles snugly inside, including all nine balls and the instructions. We love playing bocce ball, and really like this set. The case itself is nicely made — the handles are sewn in well and are very secure, and the zipper closes everything up. The balls are a perfect weight and also well-made. The colors are really vibrant, and they just need a quick wipe down with a wet towel when you’re finished playing to make them look brand-new again.”

$39 at Amazon

Best Disc Game

Kan Jam Ultimate Disc Game

Kan Jam Ultimate Disc Game

“I purchased this product in anticipation of a family week at the beach. It was so much fun that we left the cornhole boards in the house. The rules are a little complex, but can be picked up easily. Kids from 7 to 12 were able to play, but the adults really got into the strategy part of the game. The best part of the game is the fast pace and full involvement of both partners in each throw. The product is very well made and simple to set up. I’m sure lower-priced knockoffs are available, but I recommend the original, considering these guys invented the game. If you have a competitive crowd that enjoys being active, this is a great purchase, and you’ll get hours of enjoyment from it.”

$38 at Amazon

Best Wooden Cornhole Set

GoSports Solid Wood Premium Cornhole Set

GoSports Solid Wood Premium Cornhole Set

“Significantly heavier and more solid than expected. Definitely quality made, and most importantly, we have bragging rights to the full regulation-size cornhole set. Until you play this one, you won’t realize how much size matters! Bags also feel heavy and professional — and I would be remiss not to mention the carrying case for the bags, which was a nice inclusion. All in all, a solid purchase.”

$120 at Amazon

Best Portable Cornhole Set

GoSports Cornhole PRO Regulation Size Bean Bag Toss Game Set — Foldable

GoSports Cornhole PRO Regulation Size Bean Bag Toss Game Set — Foldable

“Regulation dimensions in an easily portable, lightweight, well-constructed, all-around set for having fun at the beach, backyard, and tailgating. First day, pulled it straight out of the box, set up in under a minute, played for hours. We were anxious to see the difference playing on this set versus the massive wooden tournament set we had. While we have no aspirations (or delusions) of becoming cornhole professionals, we are still quite competitive and wanted a set with somewhat regulation dimensions. We certainly had as much fun as on the wooden set. Actually, more so, as we didn’t have to lug the 40-plus-pound wooden boards back to the garage. Just stowed bags inside the frames, folded, clasped, and carried in like large square briefcases.”

$116 at Amazon

Best Giant Outdoor Board Game

Yard Games Giant 4 Connect in a Row

Yard Games Giant 4 Connect in a Row

“Bought this for a family party. It was GREAT! Well-made with beautiful wood pieces. Easy setup AND breakdown afterward. (Advice: Save the box and Styrofoam for storage!) The game pieces were sturdy plastic, and overall the game was a hit. Recommended for all ages. Even the smaller kids just had fun dropping the chips in. We adults had a blast playing a game we all loved as kids. One of my favorite Amazon purchases.”

$90 at Amazon

Best Croquet Set

Trademark Global Croquet Set With Carrying Case

Trademark Global Croquet Set With Carrying Case

“Was looking for the best-quality set I could find for the cheapest price for an inaugural croquet tournament with adults, and I was very happy with this purchase. Completed a three-hour match with alcohol-infused players, and all parts came out of it in great shape. I foresee this set lasting a long time.”

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