The 6 Best Outdoor Lawn Games

Whether you're hosting a keg-fueled BBQ with friends, a more low-key event with family, or even a big outdoor wedding, having lawn games on hand can transform a mediocre gathering into a legendary one. But not all yard games are created equal — just ask anyone who's sustained an injury from lawn darts! However, the best outdoor lawn games can entertain your group for hours and will give everyone something to talk about for years to come.

In order to find the perfect outdoor game for your next event, it's important to think about your audience. Are you looking for a game that specifically appeals to adults, just kids, or all generations? If you're trying to get kids to play, you don't want a game that's going to take forever to set up or explain — simplicity is key. Alternately, if you're entertaining your buddies, you might want a game that has built-in drinking game potential.

From there, it's all about portability and packability. No matter where you live, you don't want bulky lawn toys taking up a ton of space in your garage or apartment. That's why all the games on this list come with handy carrying cases so you can store the games with ease when the party is over.