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The Most Fun Backyard Games That Actually Look Chic

Game night, al fresco.

By Lily Young
colorful and cute lawn games for summer

One surefire way to entertain guests of all ages at summer shindigs is with a few classic backyard games.

They’re nostalgic and fun, and perfect for these longer nights with warmer temps that last way past sundown. Only prob is that most of these games can ugly up your backyard, which kind of defeats the purpose if you’ve spent the season landscaping and getting your outside space in order. Never fear though – we’ve rounded up the best lawn games that bring the old school fun and manage to look chic while doing it. Scroll on for the coolest-looking lawn games that’ll make your next outdoor game night one for the books…


sunny life Malibu 4 piece set

SunnyLife Malibu 4-Piece Set

color block bean bag toss

Target Color Block Bean Bag Toss

hey play giant block game, backyard games

Hey! Play! Giant Wood Block Set

hearth & Hand ring toss

Hearth & Hand RIng Toss Set

backyard games, tiki playing cards

Outdoor Tiki Playing Cards

wooden bowling set

Hey! Play! Wooden Lawn Bowling Game

croquet, backyard games

Franklin Sports Croquet Set

beach bumz, backyard games

Beach Bumz Beach Set

sunny life bocce ball set, backyard games

SunnyLife Malibu Bocce Ball Set

viva sol washer toss set

Viva Sol Washer Toss Game

Viva Sol horshoes game setViva Sol Horseshoes Game Set

viva sol outdoor ladderball

Viva Sol Outdoor Ladderball Game