Elevate your backyard fun with twists on classic games, and larger-than-life activities.
Set up six buckets in the shape of a triangle for each team, and take turns throwing the ball into the opposing bins. The team with no buckets left standing wins. (DIY: Use 12 buckets and a ball that fits inside.)
Take turns removing the wood blocks from different levels of the tower. (DIY: Cut 54 2x4 sanded wood blocks.)
This intertwines disc golf with horseshoe. (DIY: Use large plastic bins and cut a 3x12 slit for the win.) $39.99; Dick’s Sporting Goods, 11260 Wayzata Blvd., Minnetonka; 952.525.0200; dickssportinggoods.com
Play a larger-than-life version of the classic board game Yahtzee or Yarkle, the yard game version of the Facebook game Farkle! $29.99; Available to purchase at Cabela’s, 8400 Hudson Road.
Opponents toss three bolas toward the opposing three-step ladder. Each step is worth points, and the remaining bolas on the ladder are added to the total. $34.99; Frattalone’s Ace Hardware, 5016 County Road 101, Minnetonka; 952.474.5461; acehardware.com
Teams gather around an ankle-level hoop. The first player serves the ball into the net toward the opponents. With up to three hits to return the ball, the volley will continue until one team fails to return the ball. $59.99; Dick’s Sporting Goods, 11260 Wayzata Blvd., Minnetonka; 952.525.0200; dickssportinggoods.com