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5 Awesome Backyard Games for the Fall

5 Awesome Backyard Games for the Fall

All it takes is one look out your living room window and you can immediately tell that fall is here! The crisp autumn air has made itself right at home in Middle Tennessee and now is the time to get outside and enjoy the backyard of your custom home.

Here are some lively and safe backyard games that the whole family can enjoy this fall:

Horseshoes

One of the most recognizable casual outdoor games around, horseshoes is a classic for a reason. Easy for players of all ages and very inexpensive, all you need is some horseshoes, a couple stakes, and a yard!

Everyone knows the basics of horseshoes: players take turns tossing horseshoes at a stake and the closer the horseshoe lands to the stake, the more points are awarded.

Horseshoes is a great family game because it can be easily modified to fit anyone’s skill level.

Cornhole

Rising in popularity over the past few years, cornhole is taking over backyards and tailgates in 2015. Similar to horseshoes, cornhole (or bag toss) is played in teams or individually. Opponents alternate throwing bean bags at slightly slanted wooden targets that have a small hole in the top, with the goal of ringing the opening. Points are awarded for bean bags that go through the hole or just land on the target.

Cornhole is another game that is can be adapted to smaller children but just shortening the distance between the targets.

Bocce

Another game that involves tossing objects towards a target, bocce incorporates tossing larger metal or plastic balls at a smaller ball, or jack. Two teams of up to four people each compete against each other, taking turns tossing the playing balls at the target. Whoever ends with the closest ball to the target at the end of the round wins that round.

Any soft, natural surface will work for a game of bocce; perfect for the backyard!

Ladder Golf

One of the more unusual looking backyard games, ladder golf is incredibly addicting!

This backyard activity involves two targets with three rungs, or “ladders,” and golf balls connected with rope, or “bolas.” Teams toss the bolas at the ladders in an attempt to wrap them around the rungs of the ladder. Different rungs represent different point values and the game is played to exactly 21 points. If you go over, you must try again!

Badminton

Another classic in the world of backyard games, badminton is a much more casual version of tennis. It can be played one-on-one or in teams of two. Badminton sets are sold in plenty of stores and will include everything you need, such as:

  • A net
  • Racquets
  • Shuttlecock / birdie
  • Boundary markers

The goal of badminton is to hit the birdie over the net into your opponents’ territory until it hits the ground. Whoever lets the birdie touch the ground (within the boundary lines) on their side loses a point to the other team, with games officially played to 21 points.

While it may seem simple, things get much trickier when you realize the birdie is a cone shaped object that tends to take on unique flight paths that quite different than a standard ball.

Middle Tennessee Custom Homes

At Lifestyle Homes, we know that the right custom home with a spacious backyard will provides years of fun gatherings and activities!

Contact us today to learn more!