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Five giant backyard games to get you through fall

The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 57.

My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are useful, fun, or ridiculously cheap. Often times, these choices coalesce into a guide of like items—for example, the ultimate guide to making cafe-style coffee in your own home or the best vacuums for any kind of mess. But I often stumble across some pretty awesome gear that doesn’t really fit into a list. So I made a list for those.

Giant checkers

EasyGoProducts giant checkers



Checker out this huge checker set. The game weighs about four pounds, includes a foldable, 5 x 5-foot, tear-resistant mat, and 24 foam pieces. All the pieces fit in a carrying case. $40.

Giant 'Four Connect in a Row' game

Tailgating Pros Giant Four Connect in a Row

Tailgating Pros


Before it gets too cold, connect with your family and friends with a giant game of knockoff Connect Four. The three-foot-by-two-foot game comes with a painted wooden base and 42 plastic, 3.5-inch pucks that fit inside the included carrying case. $85.


Splinter Woodworking Co Yardzee

Splinter Woodworking Co


The set of giant outdoor Yahtzee comes with six 3.5-cubic-inch, water-resistant dice made of New Zealand Pine. You'll also get a marker, a 10-inch-tall collapsible bucket, and reusable scorecards. $50.

A huge 'tumbling timber' set

Yard Games large jenga

Yard Games


Jenga's giant set will cost you $120. The off-brand Yard Games version costs $80. The knockoff comes with 56 kiln-dried, sanded blocks measuring 7.5" x 2.5" x 1.5". The stack can reach up to five feet tall by the end. The set comes with a carrying case and 27 pounds in all. $80.

Giant playing cards

Prextex giant playing cards



These giant playing cards makes solitaire way more hilarious—and do an excellent job hiding your bad poker face. The 54 cards (there are two jokers) measure 10.5" x 14.5", or 15 times the size of normal playing cards. They're coated in plastic, so you can play them outside or use them as placemats. $17.

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