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Whether you're at the beach, the park, a pool party or just grilling in the backyard, lawn games are a summertime staple. Sure, croquet is still wonderful but the world of out-in-the-yard entertainment is vast and waiting to be explored. Embrace your competitive spirit and have the best summer ever with these top five lawn games.

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Coca Cola Lawn Bowling Game with Mesh Bag

Bowl until your heart's content without having to rent some mystery shoes that have been on hundreds of pairs of strangers feet. This sturdy lawn bowling set can be used inside or outside and comes with a convenient mesh bag to ensure game after game with all of the pieces intact. The coke bottle pins are a bit on the smaller side but this taller option is also available if you're looking to go big.


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Hathaway Bocce Ball Set

Bocce is technically another form of lawn bowling but bocce reigns supreme in my heart as it is one of the very few competitive games that I'm actually good at. This Hathaway set is perfect for teams or one-on-one combat and can be transported anywhere thanks to the nylon carrying bag. Looking to play a game with four players without coupling up? This vintage-esque four-color set by Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia is perfect.


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Zume Games Pickleball Set

Pickleball is relatively new to the world of lawn games but people go crazy for it because it's so much fun! This portable set is easy to put up, take down, and introduce newcomers to with its handy how-to-play guide. Recommended for ages 8 and up, this pickleball set is sure to become a family favorite.


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Do-It-Yourself Regulation Size Cornhole Boards and Bags Set

Are you a cornhole champion? You should probably prove it by DIYing your very own regulation size boards with this customizable set and showing off how great you are for years to come. Are you a cornhole newbie? This super cute Shark Bean Bag Toss set will have you sinking bean bags like a pro in no time!


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Kelsyus Premium Ladder Ball

Ladder Ball, Hillbilly Horseshoes, Rodeo Golf... no matter what you call it, this classic lawn game never gets old. Points are scored by landing the golf ball bolas on different ladders and in different variations for hours of fun. This particular ladder ball set stands apart from others as it's made from wood rather than PVC so you'll have to make the loser take it back inside so it won't get rained on.