Six giant backyard games for your next outdoor party
Jumbo versions of the classics.
You might love a good game of checkers, but when it’s way too nice to be sitting in your house shuffling dinky checkers pieces around, outdoor games are the way to go. Bring the usual suspects outside in a huge way with giant backyard versions of your favorite board and card games. Who wouldn’t want to play a round of Solitaire that takes up the entire backyard? Here are six great giant games to enjoy with friends.
Checker out this huge checker set from MegaChess. The set weighs about five pounds and includes a foldable, seven-by-seven-foot, nylon mat. Instead of playing with plastic pieces, this game comes with 24 four-inch foam ones.
Connect with your family and friends with a giant round 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.
This weather-resistant giant outdoor Yahtzee comes with six 3.5-cubic-inch, dice made of pine that feature dots burned into the wood. You’ll also get a dry-erase board to keep score and a bag. The bag is great for tossing the dice and makes it easy to bring the game with you wherever you go.
The yard-covering Jenga set comes with 54 polished hardwood blocks measuring 7.13 -by-2.38 -by-1.38-inches. The stack peaks at just over five feet tall. The collection comes with a carrying case, making the bundle 26 pounds in all.
These giant playing cards make solitaire way more hilarious—and do an excellent job hiding your bad poker face. The 54 cards (with two jokers included) measure 10.5-by-14.5 inches, which is 15 times the size of normal playing cards. They’re coated in plastic, so you can play them outside in any condition, or even use them as placemats.
Pong is a party classic that’s a blast regardless of the drinking component. Ditch the hard stuff and upgrade to this giant pong set that comes with 12 containers, one ball, six bean bags, and a carrying case.