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Outdoor Games Buyers Guide

The weather's nice and the outdoors are calling! That's right, it's the time of year again for backyard barbeques, pool parties, beach trips, lake-side lounges, and reunions with friends and family. And to get everyone together, outside, and active, there's nothing better than a ton of outdoor games to play. From bocce to badminton, toss games to tetherball, Sports Unlimited has your backyard game life covered this season. Top rated by DotComsForMoms for best outdoor toy site, Sports Unlimited offers something for everyone, every season, and every occasion!

Backyard BBQs

While Dad's cooking the burgers and hot dogs, keep everyone laughing and active with some friendly competition:

Bocce Ball:

Loved the world over by people of all ages, bocce ball is a simple and fun game perfect for backyard parties. It starts by throwing the pallino, the small white ball, out into the court. Then, each team tries to roll their larger ball closer to the pallino to score points. It takes a minute to learn, but a lifetime to master, so get started early with a new bocce ball set this spring and summer!


Croquet is a classic backyard game from the 1800's that's still around for a reason; it's fun and challenging! Perfect for players of any age, this simple game involves using a mallet to hit balls through hoops spread around the lawn. Sports Unlimited offers tons of different croquet sets for the beginner all the way up to the croquet expert!


Horseshoes are a backyard classic! Simple, yet challenging and fun, this timeless toss game pits two teams against each other for backyard supremacy. For the casual horseshoe player, Sports Unlimited offers some great starter sets and rubber sets, but for those who take it seriously, we also have plenty of top-quality, expert-level metal sets, complete with carrying cases.

Toss Games:

No backyard barbeque, picnic, or tailgate party would be complete without a sweet toss game! From ladder ball to corn hole, washers to beer pong, if there's a game where you're tossing something at something else, we've probably got it in stock, right here at Sports Unlimited!

Pool Parties

Nothing rules the summer like a pool party! So get busy in the blue this year with some of the coolest water games and toys around:

Water Games:

Keep 'em cool and keep 'em active in the pool this year with some amazing floating games like pool hoops and pool volleyball! Sports Unlimited offers a huge variety of games and balls for the pool, so they'll stay in till their fingers turn to prunes!

Water Guns:

Kids wait all year for the first water gun fight of the summer, so when it starts to heat up, help them cool down and get active with the latest and greatest water guns!

Beach / Lake Trips

When your summer plans take you to the shore, or just to the shore of your favorite lake, it's time to hit the water with the greatest sports toys and games:

Towable Tubes:

Just hitch these tubes to the back of a boat or jet ski with a tow line and towable accessories, and hit the gas for instant fun and insanity on the water! Built tough, to last season after season, and designed to hold multiple people, these ski and towable tubes are perfect for the lake, bay, or ocean. Just hold on tight!

Boogie Boards:

Suit up and head into the surf to catch some major waves with a brand new, styling, and serious boogie board! With almost endless color combinations, sizes, and materials, our collection of boogie boards, body boards, and skin boards will have you thrashing the waves all summer long!

Family Parties / Picnics

You've finally got everyone together and outside! Now, while the food's cooking and the drinks are chilling, it's time for a little friendly competition right?


An outdoor classic, badminton sets are affordable and fun for all ages! Somewhat similar to tennis, but at a more leisurely pace, badminton games set up almost anywhere and make for hours of active, competitive fun. With sets, badminton rackets, and shuttlecocks for everyone from the recreational player to the advanced pro, Sports Unlimited has your badminton needs covered!


On the beach, in the park, around the backyard, or in the gym, volleyball can be played almost anywhere! Fun and active, volleyball works every muscle in the body, improves hand-eye coordination, and tests reaction time. It's also a ton of fun with a lot of friends...and can get really competitive! This summer, check out our selection of outdoor volleyball nets for your backyard and next party, and get everyone in on the action!


Bring your favorite playground game home with a fun and affordable tetherball set from Sports Unlimited! Easy to set up, and even easier to play, tetherball sets can be installed right in your own backyard, for hours of competitive and active fun for kids and nostalgic adults.

Outdoor Ping Pong:

High quality outdoor ping pong tables are perfect for backyards, decks, and patios! Designed to withstand all types of weather, our selection of outdoor ping pong tables hold up year after year, for consistent ping pong play every time. Great for outdoor tournaments and parties! Compare and shop our huge selection of ping pong tables, to find one that fits your style and budget.