Outdoor Games

Outdoor games have been present at many family reunions. They are commonplace at campgrounds and are part of almost every cookout. They are the highlight of recess on many school playgrounds. Outdoor games are a great way to spend some quality time outdoors with family and friends as well as making some new ones.

Growing up we were always playing outside when the weather was good. Often we would adapt the outdoor games to indoor games during the winter and rainy days. The games we played were handed down from other kids from the neighborhood who had learned the games from the kids before them. Many of the games played are the same throughout the country, but may go by different names. For example in Wisconsin the game is simply Bean Bag Toss whereas right next door in Illinois it is Cornhole.

Regional variations are not uncommon. We are always interested in hearing about the regional names and variations to the rules of the games you play now, played as children or that your children play. We welcome your input and look forward to hearing from you.

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Did you know that the earliest board games discovered are more than 3,500 years old?