Backyard Games for Everyone this Fall! | Stamford Moms

Yesterday may have marked the first “official” day of fall… but that doesn’t mean the end of spending time outside with your family. And what better way to do that than with backyard games?! They’re fun for all age groups! Below are some great games for Littles, Mediums, and Adults!

For Littles

Create an Outdoor Chalkboard

Head to the local hardware store to get a large plywood and paint it using chalkboard paint. This gives your little ones a chance to create beautiful decorations with chalk or play life-size tic tac toe with an easy clean up when using a hose!

Life-Size Dominos

Remember how fun dominos were? This gives your littles a chance to be creative as there are endless opportunities to knock them over. We found this set on Amazon! 

Set Up an Obstacle Course

This is can be as challenging as you want! Set up some strings, cardboard boxes, and tires to maneuver through. We were guided by this great article! 

For Mediums


This easy-to-play game can get pretty competitive. Muster up your spike ball squad and play this game anywhere from the beach to the backyard. Play with 4, switch up the teams and let the fun begin! Buy here on Amazon. 

Capture the Flag

Everyone’s rules tend to be a bit different but the goal is the same: get your flag to your side before the other team does! Get tagged, go to jail but that is the risk you take when crossing the line. You can decide ahead of time if you want to have a jail guard but always have someone to protect the flag!


This game takes focus and precision and is fun for everyone who can throw a bean bag! One point if it lands on the board, two points if its halfway in the hole, and three points if you throw it in the hole! Practice makes perfect. Pick your set based on personal preference.


Time to bring back a classic! Fun for the beach or the backyard, this portable set can go anywhere. From young to old, the skill set doesn’t quite matter. Especially for family parties,  everyone can play.

Lifesize Jenga

For Adults

Kan Jam

This is another game that is perfect for both the backyard and the beach! With the use of frisbees, it can be a bit more dangerous so we recommend for adults. It is the perfect combination of fun and dexterity. One person is a thrower, one is a deflector. 1 point “dinger” for a redirected hit, 2 points “deuce,” and 3 points for a “bucket”. Get a set here! 


As an international game, this is ideal for entertaining! There are rules that are “official” but it is easy to set up all over the lawn. Croquet setsvary in style but pick the one that is perfect for you and the fam!


This is generally played between two people or two teams which makes it perfect for any dinner party! Set up the stakes and toss the horseshoes to the best of your ability. We found this set here! 

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