Summer Outdoor Games for Adults

Summer is a great time of year especially if you love the outdoors. It always seems that some of my funnest and funniest memories are outside camping, hiking, watching sporting events and of course playing games with family and friends. I have found that even as I grow older some of those great backyard games I used to love have not lost their luster; actually I am just quite a bit more accurate now or I don’t have to stand 5 feet in front of everyone else! One thing that I love about all of these outddor games is that they are really portable and you can take them anywhere. Here are my top four suggestions for outdoor Summer games plus a few more at the end for good measure!

Summer Outdoor Games for Adults

Summer Outdoor Games for Adults

Water Bucket Relay

Here we go depending on if any of these adults have decided to have a beer or two this game could get just as messy as the last game. Here is how you play the water bucket relay: there needs to be a starting line at one end of the yard. On the opposite side there needs to be a line of buckets. Each player on the relay team takes a big gulp of water and walks, quickly, without running to the teams bucket. Once she is at the teams bucket she will spit the water into the bucket and race back to her team. The first team who fills their bucket with water wins the relay.

Watermelon Carving Contest

You will use some basic pumpkin carving tools to turn a large watermelon into a beautiful carved masterpiece. Couples can work together on their watermelon carving project. Once the carving is over there needs to be some people judging who has the very best watermelon carved masterpiece of the shin dig.

Egg Bocce

This adult outdoor game is a little on the messy side but is sure to entertain the adults. Bocce will require one small target ball as well as several larger tossing balls. The small ball will be thrown onto a flat surface, like a lawn, then each player will tried to toss his ball as close to the small one as possible. Each player is going to neer will then to sign his eggs to “personalize” his ball. Each player will take their turn tossing their raw egg at the small target to get as close to the target ball all without breaking the egg. This could get very messy being as they are raw eggs and can certainly break easily.

Seed Spitting

Might sound like a hillbilly gross idea, but you can have some run with this. In reality though guys how much explanation is needed when we’re talking about spitting seeds? Yeah, that’s what I thought easy peesy lemon squeezy. Ok well you get the picture spit your seed the furthest you will be the winner of the seed spitting contest.


This is a classic outdoor summer adult game, and pretty much everyone knows how to play. Get some horse shoes, metal stakes and you’re in business. You don’t need the whole set up with sand to play a game in the backyard of your friends or family members house.

Ice cream Eating contest

This will bring the adults back to feeling like a kid again surely. Get a big bowl of ice cream and get to eating. Now you can make the way people have to eat their ice cream your choice. Let them either use some utensils or heck only their mouth as their eating utensil.