Outdoor Games for the Best Summer Yet

Published on July 28, 2015

What better excuse for spending a whole day outdoors than staging a ladder-golf round robin or a winner-take-all badminton tournament? (Pro tip: Don’t forget the trophy!) You can find countless options for hand-crafted and vintage lawn games on Etsy — which one is your favorite?

hether you call it baggo, tailgate or cornhole, a good, old-fashioned bean bag toss is a classic summer pastime. Serious players might opt for a regulation-play wooden set (customized with a state flag, alma mater, or monogram), but there’s also something to be said for a vintage carnival-style board emblazoned with a creepy clown face. Other solid ways to warm up your arm: mastering the ring toss, learning the ropes of ladder golf, and hitting the horseshoes.