Condo Blues: 20 Super Fun Super Sized Outdoor Games

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

20 Super Fun Super Sized Outdoor Games

I played a lot of board games as a kid. Between my friends and I, we had and played all of the major games from Candyland to Ants in the Pants to Stratego. (Disclosure: I am included big bold affiliate links in this post for your convenience.)

That’s why I love this trend of super sizing childhood games and playing them outside.  If you want ideas on what outdoor games to play at your next cookout or BBQ, think back to the board games you loved to play as a kid and make it giant size!

 Pin these backyard game ideas to your Pinterest boards for later! Share them with your friends!

20 Big Backyard Games


1. Giant Jenga from A Beautiful Mess - if you do not want to make one, you can buy a big outdoor Jenga game here

2. Giant Connect Four (Four in a Row)  

3. Hopscotch Stepping Stones from The (mis) Adventures of a Born Again Farm Girl

4. Giant Tic Tac Toe from Condo Blues

5. Tutorial: Oversized Memory Game from Dollar Store Crafts


6. Giant Guess Who? Game from Oh So Lovely Vintage

7. Giant Bubble Wand Kit – I have one and it is a crazy amount of fun! Learn more about my Giant Bubble Kit here

8. Giant Wood Dice for Yard Yahtzee 

9. Giant Bananagrams from Constantly Love Struck

10. Airplane Swing Tutorial  from Whitney's Workshop


11. How to Make a Giant Ker Plunk Game from This Old House

12. Corn Hole Game from Condo Blues If you don'twant to make it you can buy a portable corn hole game here

13. DIY Giant Pick-up Sticks  from I Heart Nap Time

14. Super Jumbo Playing Cards 

15. Life Size Angry Birds Game – including a big Slingshot! from My 4 Misters and Their Sister


16. DIY Giant Back­yard Check­ers - you can find a similar set of big outdoor checkers here

17. Outdoor Dominoes Tutorial from One Dog Woof

18. Lawn Scrabble from AJC

19. Make a Giant Twister Game Board from Luxe Living Forum

20. Giant Garden Chess - This is my favorite way to play chess!

If you'd rather buy, than DIY check out the following ideas - and more! below!

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