How to Plan the Most Epic Summer Backyard Game Day Ever

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Who says game night has to be reserved for nighttime only? When it comes to summer, everything's just better outside. So, invite the whole gang over for a daytime soiree filled with fun activities and games. From life-size dominos to cozy lawn pillows, these backyard party picks will have everyone begging for more game days. (Sorry, game night.)

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The object of the game: Roll a snake eyes (double ones). First person to complete that task or get to 21 points with their other rolls first, wins bragging rights all summer long.

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When life gives you lemons serve up lemonade and snacks on this adorable melamine platter.

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Light up the night and keep the party going all day long.

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Here's a colorful take on an old-school classic.

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It's time for a quick snack break. Fire up this three-in-one gas grill to cook up burgers, dogs, and fresh veggies for your crew.

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Forget what you think you know about Connect Four — this set is 3 feet by 3 feet so all strategy bets are off.

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Don't let full hands get in the way of the competition. Pop these by each game station as a portable drink and food holder.

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When game night and garden party worlds collide.

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Throw some of these around your lawn so your audience has a comfortable place to cheer you on from.

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Ping-Pong's just more fun when it's chartreuse. (Plus, this cute set folds right up for easy-to-transport fun.)

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Decorative glassware is what summer cocktails were made for.

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Marbled bocce balls — for the highbrow game day enthusiasts.

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A set of four of these adorable plates will set you back less than $10, so go ahead and get a few packs.

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Your challenge, should you choose to accept: Create a slo-mo falling dominoes video that'll crush on Instagram.


Katie Maguire

Katie Maguire

Katie is the Commerce Editor at Hunker. She has previously been on staff at Shape Magazine, Well+Good, and PureWow, and has spent her life perfecting the art of online shopping.