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Play Sunday Lawn Games (Not the Mobile One)

If you look for lawn games that are great to play on Sunday, you’ll likely run into a mobile game about mowing the lawn.

In the spirit of reminding kids to play away from their mobile devices, this article is going to be more about some of the best lawn games you can play on a Sunday afternoon.

So what are some examples of lawn games you can play on Sunday?

Below are a few of the most famous examples:

Whether you are looking for a crowd-pleasing game that involves a party or a simple lawn game for you and the kids, below are some details on fun, easy-to-learn lawn games.

Kubb: The Viking Lawn Game 

When you hear about Vikings, the first thing that comes to mind is not a baton game where you knock over wooden blocks. But even Vikings needed idle lawn games for downtime.

Kubb, sometimes called Gutnish in Sweden, is a game where you must knock over wooden blocks on your opponent’s side while he does the opposite to you. Its origins have earned it the nickname Viking chess.

It would be best if you had the following to play:

  • Ten kubbs (wooden blocks) 
  • A larger kubb that usually has a crown on top (the king) 
  • Six batons 
  • Four to six marking pins to mark the pitch (field)

First, you need to knock down the baseline kubbs. Those kubbs are next to the corner sticks and are the furthest away. Once you knock over the opposing team’s kubbs, they are placed in the field by the opposing team.

They act as a guard for the king, as you need to knock down field kubbs before moving onto the baseline kubbs. 

Once the opposing side is out of both field kubbs and baseline kubbs, you have the opportunity to knock down the king, which is at the dead center of the field. Once the king is down, you win the game. 

It’s an exciting game that is for up to teams of six. If you want to check it out, we recommend this Kubb game from the Yard Games Store

Tabletop Dice Games for Your Yard

If throwing games aren’t really your style, but you still want to get outside, consider investing in a giant pair of dice. You can use giant dice to play any simple dice game. These include the following:

  • Yahtzee
  • Farkle
  • Poker dice
  • Beetle 
  • Beetle 
  • Mafia

If you want scorecards as well, check out this set of yard dice from Splinter Woodworking Co. The dice we linked also include rules for more than 20 different types of dice games. 

Best Outdoor Games

If you are struggling to come up with an idea for simple backyard games, here are a few options:

Game of Toss (Anything): When someone offers you a game of “toss,” that could mean anything.

The winners on this list of throwing things at things are Kubb (see above), Ladder Toss, Cornhole, and Ring Toss

Bean Bingo Game: Bean bingo is a game where you create your bingo boards and fill in the slots with beans.

While it isn’t a high-activity outdoor game, it’s great for people who aren’t quite as mobile.  

Bocce Ball Game: Bocce ball is a game where you try and roll balls along the ground until they get a close as you can to the center of your goal.

It is a simple, low-impact game that can be fun for both adults and kids. 

Horseshoes: Horseshoes are particularly satisfying for people who want to hear a familiar “clang.” The metal clang indicates a win; you need to place the horseshoes up against the rod. 

Yard Pong: Yard pong is like playing beer pong for people who like seeing large buckets in the backyard. It doesn’t have to be played with alcohol, as you might expect.

Instead, you can play it with your kids, as it’s a classic game that can be pretty fun. 

Creating a Successful Outdoor Party

With mobile devices these days, it’s easy for kids to be absorbed into a game. You might find with a similar search to this title; the yard mowing game is one such example.

While we cannot comment upon the game’s fun, moderation is vital in enjoying most things. 

For younger kids (five or younger), limit screen time to one hour a day. All other kids shouldn’t have more than a couple of hours, as going outside is a great way to encourage exercise.

Good habits start at a young age. 

Final Thoughts

When it comes to creating fun experiences for you, your friends, or your kids, it can be challenging.

If you don’t have the option to go out, there are many ways to create a good backyard experience. 

If you want some extra help on what to do when you are bored in your backyard, check out our article on the subject. Thanks for reading! 

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