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Outdoor Yard Games

Updated on May 13, 2015

Humongous games for the whole family!

If your family enjoys playing outdoor yard games, then you'll love these giant versions of classic games. These giant games are played just like the original, but their size adds a lot more fun to the mix. I've played a few of these with my family and I can tell you, their size alone will bring joy to any occasion.

These outdoor lawn games are perfect for family get togethers, neighborhood block parties, kids birthday parties, and holiday celebrations. Both children and adults love playing these giant games. No matter what the occasion, these outdoor yard games are sure to be a hit!

Jumbo Size Dominoes Game

You're going to need a really big table if you want to play with these jumbo size dominoes! Measuring an astounding 7" x 4", these weather resistant foam dominoes are actually meant to be played outside on the lawn or maybe on the living room floor. This set comes with 28 jumbo size dominoes that all store neatly in the included box. The storage box even has handles so you can easily take this giant dominoes game on the go.

Jumbo Foam Dominoes (pack of 28)
Jumbo Foam Dominoes (pack of 28)

These are lightweight, so they're perfect for trips to the park or to take with you on playdates.


Inflatable Bowling Set

Do you ever have a hard time seeing the bowling pins way down at the end of the lane? Well, with this giant inflatable bowling set, you don't have to worry about that anymore! These inflatable bowling pin are an amazing 28" tall. That's over 2 feet! And the inflatable bowling ball is sized to match with a 25" diameter. This is a fun yard games perfect for all ages. This inflatable bowling set includes 6 pins and 1 ball.

YinArts Giant Inflatable Bowling Set
YinArts Giant Inflatable Bowling Set

This is great for kids parties but also works for older adults who have trouble lifting anything heavy.


For a little extra twist, try adding a slip and slide. Just set the giant bowling pins up at the end of the slip and slide, add water and hurl yourself down the slippery slide! Do you think you can get a strike?

Wham-o Surf Rider Slip N Slide 16 Ft. Slide
Wham-o Surf Rider Slip N Slide 16 Ft. Slide

You could also use a sheet of plastic but I would recommend an actual slip and slide


Jumbo Tic Tac Toe

The last time my husband and I played tic-tac-toe, he accused me of drawing the pound sign too small for him to see. I'm going to get this jumbo tic-tac-toe game so he'll have to come up with another excuse for why he's so good at losing. The foam board consists of 9 interlocking squares that measure 3 feet square! The foam X's and O's are about 7" wide and can be stored (along with the jumbo tic-tac-toe game board) in the included storage box. Wouldn't it be funny to ask someone if they want to play tic-tac-toe and then pull out this huge game? I'd love to see the look on their face!

Jumbo Tic-Tac-Toe
Jumbo Tic-Tac-Toe

This game breaks down easily for storage. Something I'd like to try is to play this in a pool. The foam board would float, making this a great pool game.


Giant Connect 4

The one thing I remember about playing this game as a child is that we were always losing the little red and black playing discs. This giant Connect 4 game solves that problem! The game board measures 20" by 16" and includes 42 super sized discs that are easily large enough to keep track of. The weatherproof plastic means this giant Connect 4 game can be played both indoors and out.

ECR4Kids Junior 4-To-Score Oversized Game for Kids, Primary
ECR4Kids Junior 4-To-Score Oversized Game for Kids, Primary

When you're not playing the game, just store the pieces inside.


Pick Up Sticks

Now here's a new twist on a classic game! I always found it hard to pick up all the sticks, and now I'm wondering if maybe that was because they were only 7 inches long. I'm sure these Giant 36" long pick up sticks would be much easier to handle. And when you aren't playing, you can keep them secure in the included cotton carrying bag.

Giant Cards

There's no end to the number of fun games you can play using these giant 8" x 11" playing cards. You could use them to play an at-home version of Gambit or Catch 21. Let the kids have fun playing Go Fish or Kings in a Corner. For a really fun time, try to play a game of Slap Jack! Trying to quickly flip these giant cards while watching out for a Jack to slap isn't as easy as it sounds! But whatever you do, make sure you don't use these to play cards with my Grandma! Those extra large numbers make it easier for her to cheat!

Super Jumbo Playing Cards
Super Jumbo Playing Cards

These are great for playing at-home versions of that old game show, Card Sharks.


Which would you prefer to play?

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Have you ever played a giant game before?

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      Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      The Connect Four giant game looks so much fun!

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      MyBabyBoo 5 years ago

      Excellent lens, well done!

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      atthehotel 5 years ago

      Bocce is another great outdoor yard game.

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      poutine 5 years ago

      no, but that would be fun to.

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      Jhangora LM 6 years ago

      Havn't played any giant game but used to enjoy a German TV series - 'Telegames' - as a kid, the concept was somewhat similar. Would love to try giant bowling and garden tennis.