2017 Best Backyard Games

As young kids, many people can remember playing games in the back yard with their friends. Capture the Flag, Hide and Seek, Red Rover, and Ghost in the Graveyard are games that took up many warm summer nights.  Here are a few more backyard games to add to the list that you may not have tried yet:



Perhaps the hottest new back yard game of the summer, Spike Ball is taking the nation by storm. This 2V2 game involves a ball and a small circular bouncy net. According to Spikeball’s website here is how you play:

1)The sport of roundnet is played 2 vs 2, with a hoola hoop sized Spikeball net placed between the teams.
2) A player starts a point by serving the ball down on the net so it ricochets up at his opponents. They have up to three hits between them (just like Volleyball) to control the ball and bounce it back off the net. When they miss, you score.

3) Did we mention that there are no boundaries? Once a point starts, players can move or hit the ball anywhere.

This game certainly looks like a great way to spend a summer evening with friends and family!


Rollors is easy both to set up and play. All you need is the game and a flat surface! The game involves rolling round “Rollors” toward a set of goals to score points! According to the Rollor website the instructions are as follows:

Position the red and blue goals approximately 25 feet apart on a level terrain

Each player uses one color set of rollers in the first round of play, blue goes first. Standing behind the red goal the blue player rolls one rollor at a time to the other goal. The rollor should be rolled on the edge, with a wind-up and release as in bowling. The rollor must touch the ground with in 4 feet of the release. Once the blue player has played the red player takes a turn.

Safety Notes:
Throwing the rollor is NOT allowed.

Only one player scores each round and that is the player with the rollor that is closest to the goal. The measuring cord should assist in determining which player is closest. In the case of a tie neither player scores. All rollers of the closest scoring color to the goal receive points.

In order to score, a rollor must fall entirely within a 5 foot radius of the center of the goal. A measuring cord is provided to measure this requirement. Points are given as follows:

  1. Rollors that land on their side – score a point value equal to the number that is showing.
  2. Rollers that stop on the edge – score a point value equal to the sum of both sides.
  3. Rollers that come to rest against the goal – score a point value of double the number showing.

The Play continues with rounds that are started by the last color that has scored, rolling back and forth between goals. To win, a player must achieve a total of 21 points or more, and must have two more points than the opponent.

These two back yard games are sure to impress your family and friends! Looking to find a new back yard to play games in? Contact us today!


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