Memorial Day Sale 2020: Outdoor Game Ideas

Looking for some outdoor game ideas to share with your family? With the current Memorial Day sales going on, now is the perfect time to go out and get your gear.


It’s a game that dates back to as early as 1283, where the players attempt to strike wooden or plastic balls through a wicket (hoop) with a mallet. All you need is some grass and the croquet set to get started, and it’s great for all ages.

Get a full set for $249 at LL Bean (pictured below).

Croquet Set

Croquet Set. Photo Credit: LL Bean


It’s one of the most popular games in the world, and as long as you have a relatively flat area to play on, you can start right away. There are many different types of basketball hoops, from the inexpensive standalone types, to ones you can attach to your home, to ones you’ll need to set in the ground with concrete.

You can get a game ball for as little as $14.99 from Wilson.

Standalone basketball goals start at $99.99 from Dick’s Sporting Goods.


If running around and getting sweaty isn’t your thing, take a look at the game of cornhole. It’s as simple as setting up the boards and slinging the cornhole bags towards the hole. Anyone can play this game, and there are different sizes available for juniors. You can even get customizable boards, like the one shown below.

Solid Wood USA Flag Cornhole Set, $136.97 at Overstock.

USA-themed Cornhole Set

USA-themed Cornhole Set. Photo Credit:


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