Everybody loves Twister, and this backyard version is easy to create. Make a circle template, grab a few cans of spray paint in different colors, and you're good to go!
Oversized Jenga?! Brilliant. You can make it yourself using lumber that's cut to size and sanded to create the requisite 54 blocks used in Jenga.
Create a fun obstacle course for the kids with some rope and caution tape. Need more obstacles? Consider old tires or oversized cardboard boxes!
Obsession is the only way to explain how I feel about this patio Scrabble board. This set was made by pouring concrete into a wood frame and scoring it to create the lines on the board. Baseboard trim wood and other materials were used for the tiles.
Create your own custom boardgame, using tape to determine the boundaries, and chalk to fill in each space with fun challenges. A person tosses a giant die or hacky sack onto the board, and wherever it lands marks the challenge they have to complete!
Who doesn't have fun playing corn hole? This set was created using 1/2" plywood and can be painted however you like. Players toss their respective bags, scoring points for bags that go in the hole or land on the board. First one to 21 points wins!
Croquet is the best kind of old school fun, a game where opponents hit wooden balls with a mallet through hoops. Croquet sets can be found at many sporting goods and super stores and can be set up in even a small lawn to play!
Everybody loves bowling, but taking it to the backyard makes it even more fun! All you need is a flat patch of grass, and you're ready to play! Special outdoor sets, scaled down for backyard use, can be found at sporting goods stores.