5 Board Games for the Backyard

Board games aren’t just for rainy days anymore — now they can become fixtures of backyard entertainment! We’ve rounded up five board games you can make yourself for your next outdoor get-together, check ’em out below!

Giant Jenga

Who could forget that tilting tower of toppling goodness that is Jenga? Check out Seeded at the Table’s post on how you can make your own giant Jenga from 2x4s.

people playing with giant jenga

Spray Paint Twister

Nothing beats a rousing game of Twister at a backyard party. For a simple DIY version, simply spray paint circles on your grass! has excellent step-by-step instructions you can follow to make your own.

diy twister game spray painted on grass

Giant Lawn Scrabble

Scrabble is great for any age and playing outside is a great way to spend more time in your backyard. This simple DIY project from The Carriage House is perfect for recycling old cardboard. If you don’t have a giant paper cutter you can draw in each letter with a permanent marker or paint.

Backyard Connect 4

If you’re feeling ambitious, The Home Depot provides free plans to make your own giant Connect 4 game. While it’s the most involved tutorial we have listed, it’s sure to be a big hit at your next barbeque or family get-together!

giant connect 4 game in backyard

Backyard Trouble Board Game

This classic board game is great for a large gathering. You could use party guests, cups, or plates as pieces. My Cup Overflows celebrated her son’s birthday with a DIY board made from white sheets:

Blog Post Updated January 19, 2021

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