Backyard games for adults under $40 to scoop up this spring

We found the perfect backyard games for adults that are small space and wallet-friendly. Loser cleans up after the BBQ!

Backyard games for adults, including a cornhole set and a ring toss on a red and white gingham picnic style background
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Let's be honest: backyard games for adults are as necessary for your outdoor space as a new bed of pansies and comfy lounge chairs. 

Once the warm weather and sunshine swoop in, you'll feel inclined to take your activities al fresco. Why not designate a spot for some competitive fun after the BBQ you've been planning? 

Small backyard ideas are incomplete without entertainment, no matter who's over for a visit, so start scoping out a few fun and budget-friendly game selections ASAP. 

Backyard games for adults under $40

Aesthetics are important when creating the ultimate outdoor oasis, but once you have your backyard privacy ideas on lock, your garden intact, and your lawn care up to snuff, what's next? Backyard games for adults and families will inject some fun.

What to shop

If you're planning on outdoor entertaining this season, or if you'd simply like a retreat once your office hours wrap up for the day, these fun selections will beckon you into the backyard.

Should you have more space to work with, consider the GoSports Ladder Toss Game Set from Target for $32.99, WOOD CITY Giant Tumbling Timber Tower Game from Amazon, a Jenga dupe that expands from 2-4', or Magnolia's Indoor/Outdoor Roll-up Shuffleboard on sale for $28.

Prices were correct at the time of publication.

If you're looking for more ways to stay busy in the backyard, the best outdoor projectors will come in handy for a movie night once the sun goes down. And, if the weather is still on the cool side, fire pits will keep you cozy while you burn marshmallows for s'mores.

Danielle Valente
Content Editor

Pleasure to meet you! I'm Danielle, a content editor at Real Homes who loves scoping out interior trends. I've specialized in lifestyle writing and editing for 10 years with a focus on events, food, and books, among other areas. When I'm not working, I'm usually cooking, reading, or searching for a new project for my apartment.