What makes Cornhole so beloved? Why are beer gardens, backyards and beaches littered with bags and boards? What is the best throwing grip? Are there any little known game specific terms I should be using to impress my friends and/or make me look like a nerd? Does Cornhole offer any alternate scoring or games?
Ladder Ball is a recently popular game in backyard, beach, and tailgate entertainment. The sport combines underhand throws, three tier vertical targets and bolas in which to toss. Ladder ball can be played one on one or with teams of two. Point are scored by landing your colored bolas onto the rungs of the ladder target. This game is often referred to as Ladder Golf or Ladder Toss as well.
Horseshoes is known to be fiercely competitive and takes a strong arm to reach the stakes with the heavy steel shoes. For these and several other reasons, Horseshoes is one our most favorite yard and beach sports. The steel on steel "CLANK!" of horseshoe and stake is just magnificent to hear whether you're watching or playing.
Croquet (Kro-kay) is for everyone young and old; fancy and plain. One may think a perfectly manicured lawn and a precise wicket arrangement are necessary to play the game. Wrong. In fact, any front or back yard will suffice, and the wicket placement is completely up to the players. In further fact, much of the fun is plotting a new, never played before wicket course.
Bigger is better. Giant Jenga is no exception to this mantra. Whether played on the lawn or on that rickety table in the garage, this ingenious yard and pub game will become a friends and family favorite. Were it not for the merits of the first eight best yard games on out list, Giant Jenga could make a run at the top three.
Cornhole had a meteoric rise to yard game fame. It currently ranks #1 on our Best Yard Games list. The game is simple, throw the bags in the hole and on the board. The execution and competition however, is what makes the game complex. Having the right boards and bags makes a world of difference. We’ve compiled a best of list for boards, bags and accessories.