10 Best Garden Games In 2022

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best garden games currently available. Also see my top picks for all types of outdoor toys.

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Garden games are perfect for some summer fun with family and friends. They are also a great way to encourage the kids to get outside in the sunshine and away from their screens.

How We Selected

There are plenty of garden games for the whole family to play.

Get kids and adults involved, have fun and create memories with our top picks of the best garden games.

We’ve selected games which have excellent buyers feedback and 4-5/5 star ratings.

Getting the garden summer ready? You may also be interested to see my top recommendations for garden mirrors, garden swing seats and inflatable water slides.

So here’s my pick of the best garden games. Enjoy!

Best Garden Games For Kids & Adults

Pro All Surface SwingBall

  • A great game to get the kids up and moving.
  • Tennis on a string! Its also good as you can play it on your own as well as with someone.
  • Pros: The all-surface base works equally well on grass and sand, portable with carry case so you can take to the park or beach.
  • Cons: A little on the pricey side.
  • Consumer Score: Excellent customer feedback – 91% of buyers gave it 4/5 stars or more..
  • Retailers: Amazon and eBay.

Big Game Hunters Jumbo Hi-Tower in a Bag

  • This is a great game for all the family.
  • Perfect for parties, BBQ’s, camping or taking to the park in the sturdy carry bag included.
  • Blocks stack in the same way as the traditional table top game, making it easy to set up and ideal for children.
  • Sourced from sustainable forests.
  • Pros: Packed in a strong nylon carry bag with zip close and fabric handles for storage and portability.
  • Cons: Some buyers mention blocks aren’t as big as expected.
  • Consumer Score: Great customer feedback – 90% of buyers gave it 4/5 stars or more..
  • Retailers: Amazon and eBay.

ToyerZ Darts

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  • Another great game for all the family to get involved in.
  • Safe and fun toss game.
  • Inflatable darts game. Throw the darts and try and land on the targets.
  • Includes; 4 inflatable darts/ 1 Double layer, dual side target mat/ 1 Tote bag to store and carry the game/ 4 pegs to secure the target mat to the lawn.
  • Pros: Includes a bag for portability so you can take to the park or beach.
  • Cons: A couple of buyers mention the dart fins are breakable.
  • Consumer Score: Excellent customer feedback – 88% of buyers gave it 4/5 stars or more..

Big Game Hunters Croquet Set

  • Traditional and handcrafted by Croquet experts.
  • This unique and exclusive croquet set is ideal for families and friends of all skill levels.
  • The set includes 4 x Handmade Full Size Mallets with Hardwood Heads/
  • 6 Hoops made from 6mm diameter Painted Steel/ 4 x Regulation full size Composite Croquet Balls/ Thick Canvas Bag with Shoulder Strap with plastic grip.
  • Pros: The mallets and balls are light enough for children to play with while still providing a substantial weight for adults to have just as much fun.
  • Cons: Pricey.
  • Consumer Score: Positive customer feedback – 88% of buyers gave it 4-5 stars..

Akord Plastic French Boules Garden Game Set

  • This Plastic boules set consists of eight coloured plastic balls with a single white “jack” ball.
  • Great portable outdoor game.
  • Can be played by people of all ages.
  • Simple but fun.
  • Pros: Comes with a moulded carry case so you can take anywhere.
  • Cons: Case is slightly flimsy so may not last.
  • Consumer Score: Brilliant customer feedback – 89% of buyers gave it 4-5 stars..
  • Retailers: Amazon and eBay.

KreativeKraft Sports Day Kit

  • Challenge your friends and family with some good old-fashioned sports day fun.
  • Children’s sports day kit suitable for children over the age of 5. But parents can join in and compete with other adults or against the kids.
  • Includes all the favourites; 4 x plastic egg and spoon for the egg and spoon race, 4 x bean bags for bean bag toss, 4 x hessian large potato sacks for the sack race and 2 x leg straps for the 3 legged race (ties 4 participants). 
  • Pros: There are various games to play which will take you back to your school days!
  • Cons: Bean bags are tiny.
  • Consumer Score: Fabulous customer feedback – 80% of buyers gave it 4-5 stars..

Giant Noughts And Crosses

  • This giant noughts and crosses game is made from EVA foam, which is perfect for indoor or outdoor use.
  • A budget friendly durable game, which can be played by people of all ages.
  • Pros: The soft foam means it’s great, even for small children to sit and play with.
  • Cons: The loose pieces could get lost easily.
  • Consumer Score: Great customer feedback – 82% of buyers gave it 4-5 stars..

Garden Games Big Game Hunters Jumbo 4 in a Row

  • Who doesn’t love a game of Jumbo 4 Connect?
  • The game has an attractive green frame and brightly coloured counters.
  • Durable and long lasting, Jumbo 4 will provide years of endless entertainment.
  • Ideal size for taking away with you. Pack it up and take to the beach, a BBQ, or party. The handy nylon canvas counter bag carefully stores all counters and makes transportation simple.
  • Standing 75cm tall this game is well suited for players both young and old.
  • Pros: High quality, sturdy and well made.
  • Cons: Expensive.
  • Consumer Score: Excellent customer feedback – 91% of buyers gave it 4-5 stars..

Giant Pass the Pigs Dice Game

  • A classic family and travel game for pig lovers.
  • Aim if the game is to be the first to get to 100 points by throwing your pigs and seeing how they land.
  • Game contains a rulebook, scorecards, 2 pencils, 2 inflatable pigs, string bag, plastic deflation rod and a vinyl plastic repair seal.
  • Pros: This game is easy-to-carry and can be played at home and outdoors.
  • Cons: Durability gets a lower score on this game so keep the puncture repair kit at the ready.
  • Consumer Score: Positive customer feedback – 88% of buyers gave it 4-5 stars..
  • Also see our guide to the best board games for families.

Traditional Garden Games Garden Quoits

  • A simple game which can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
  • Traditional quoits set made from hard wood and rope throwers which comes in a handy carry case so ideal for taking out for the day to the park or the beach.
  • For younger kids they can just aim for the posts and for adults they can aim for the colours.
  • Pros: Comes with a nice handy carry bag, affordable.
  • Cons: Mostly great feedback but a small number of buyers question the quality.
  • Consumer Score: Great customer feedback – 88% of buyers gave it 4-5 stars..

What To Consider When Buying Garden Games

The best garden games are perfect for both at home and on family holidays. Before you buy your games for the garden, you may want to consider the following;-

Age of Players

If your are planning on the whole family getting involved, check whether the game is suitable for the age group. Little ones may get frustrated if they can’t join in. Likewise, if the game is for adults or older kids, you may want to get a game more suited to them.

Where Will Game Be Played?

If you have a small garden, games which don’t take up too much room would be favourable.

If you have a large garden you can opt for games which involve running or throwing.

Heading off on holiday or to the park? Games which come in handy carry bags or cases are an excellent option.

How Many Players?

If you are buying games for a family or group of friends, something which can involve all of you at once (or in teams) is much more appealing than having to take turns if it’s just for single players or one against another.

More fun and less arguments!

FAQ’s Garden Games

What games can you play in the garden?

The list is endless and there are many games to choose from.

Games such as football or hide and seek will always be popular, but if you are looking for something a little different, our guide will hopefully give you some new ideas.

Why is outdoor play important?

It offers new ways to connect, get some exercise and even some Vitamin D.

It encourages children (and adults) to get outdoors instead of hiding inside playing video games.

It brings families together in a fun and entertaining way.

Cheap Garden Games & Today’s Bestsellers

Final Thoughts

My personal favourite is the budget friendly KreativeKraft Sports Day Kit which will bring back memories of school sports day for the adults and keep the kids happy too.

It includes 4 x plastic egg and spoon for the egg and spoon race, 4 x bean bags for bean bag toss, 4 x hessian large potato sacks for the sack race and 2 x leg straps for the 3 legged race.

I hope this list of the best garden games was helpful.

If you think I left out one that is important or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.

Nicola

Last Updated: April 2022

  • Added ‘How We Selected.’
  • Updated Image.
  • Added Top Picks.
  • Added Pros/Cons on all products.
  • Added FAQ’s.
  • Added What To Consider.
  • Added Bestsellers.
  • Added Alternative Retailer.
  • Added Final Thought.

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