7 Outdoor Game Gift Ideas (Updated 2022)

With so many games out there it can be hard to figure out perfect outdoor game gift ideas for your loved ones. I’ll share with you 7 games that make great gifts for family, friends, or other loved ones that enjoy playing games outdoors.

These games are perfect for parties in your yard, at a park or even for events like tailgating, or birthday parties. My personal favorite of these gifts is Spikeball. Generally, everyone that I play this game with loves it and they end up getting their own set soon after!

Who will enjoy these outdoor games?

If you have someone in your life who loves sports and has a competitive spirit, you cannot go wrong with any of these gift ideas mentioned in this article. These gifts will be perfect for people who enjoy games like:

  • Volleyball
  • Horseshoes
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Beer-pong
  • Frisbee

Many of the mentioned games can even be played indoors and have convenient carrying cases so no matter where you go, you can bring these games to play.

In this article:

  • Spikeball
  • Kubb (Viking Chess)
  • Ladder Golf
  • Crossnet
  • KanJam
  • Cornhole
  • Footbag

Yard game gift ideas (for groups and families)

1. Spikeball

Key Specs:

  • Convenient carrying case
  • 2-4 Players
  • Indoor/Outdoor play
  • Easy to Learn

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Brief Description:

Spikeball is a unique and extremely fun game. It can be played competitively or casually, indoors or outdoors. You can play a game of Spikeball either one-on-one or with teams of two. Spikeball is almost a combination of volleyball and foursquare, you hit the ball off of the net to give possession to the other team. If they can’t return it to you within 2 passes and a spike, then you get a point! Perfect for a competitive friend or loved one. See spikeball’s official site for full rules.

2. Kubb (Viking Chess)

Key Specs:

  • Convenient carrying case
  • 2-12 Players
  • Easy to Learn
  • High quality, real wood pieces

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Brief Description:

Kubb or sometimes known as “Viking Chess” is a throwing game where you attempt to knock down the enemy team’s blocks before they knock down yours. First team to knock down all the enemy blocks and the king block in the center of the field wins! Kubb is fun for all ages and since it is made with high-quality craftsmanship, it will last for years to come!

3. Ladder Golf

Key Specs:

  • Convenient carrying case
  • 2-4 Players
  • Fun for all ages
  • Indoor/outdoor play

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Brief Description:

Firstly, ladder Golf is the perfect outdoor game gift idea for someone looking for a lightweight, chill game. It is made of extra-thick PVC providing good structure as you throw the rubber bolos at the ladders. Additionally, this particular model is great for indoor play because the bolos are made of rubber.

4. Crossnet

Key Specs:

  • Convenient carrying backpack
  • 4 Players
  • Perfect for the beach

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Brief Description:

Crossnet is an exciting new twist on two classic games: four-square and volleyball. Play with four friends and the fun will continue for hours. It is the perfect backyard game during a barbecue or other party. If you know someone who loves volleyball, this is the perfect outdoor gift for them.

5. KanJam

Key Specs:

  • Easy to learn
  • Easy to store and transport
  • Perfect for the beach

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Brief Description:

KanJam is a game as simple as it sounds. There is a can and you try to jam it with a frisbee. Team up and score points by throwing the included disk towards a can and your teammate will try to slam the disk and score points. Easy to pick up and learn, KanJam will be a hit with any person who receives it as a gift.

6. Cornhole

Key Specs:

  • Many designs to choose from
  • Complete set
  • Premium bean bags

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Brief Description:

Almost everyone has played cornhole at one time or another. Both its simple rules and addictive gameplay keep people coming back to this classic game. Not only is this game extremely fun to play, it is the perfect gift because you can choose a design made for a loved one in your life.

7. Footbag

Key Specs:

  • Inexpensive to start
  • Many ways to play
  • Play by yourself or with friends

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Brief Description:

Footbag, also known as Hacky Sack, is a great outdoor gift idea. There are many ways to play by your self as well as with a group! If you do not know how to play already, we have a guide to teach you how to get started. Also, check out our full list of top hacky sacks for beginners.

Need more outdoor game gift ideas?

Check out our article about other games for the yard