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Jumbo Jenga

The rules are minimal, but the suspense and excitement are maximum fun! These jumbo Jenga blocks are perfect for a summer night in the neighborhood.

For the full tutorial, visit Lemon Thistle.

Backyard Dominoes

Have some friends over for a serious summer competition!

For the full tutorial, visit Lemon Thistle.

Four-in-a-Row

Having this four-in-a-row is a great go-to for casual entertainment at a party. Plus, it all begins as a great family project with some carpentry for the adults and painting for the kids.

For the full tutorial, visit The Home Depot Blog.

Lawn Scrabble

Grab a few close friends and enjoy the outdoors with some snacks and a game of Scrabble. You won't lose these tiles in the grass!

For the full tutorial, visit From the Carriage House.

DIY Dice

Having a few sets of dice for a game of outdoor Yahtzee also means you can solve problems for the most indecisive of party guests: Two chocolate chip cookies or three? Roll the dice for an answer!

For the full tutorial, visit Crate & Babble.

Speed Scrabble

Get ready to move the alphabet and your feet for a game of outdoor Speed Scrabble. Time is of the essence as you plop these 100 letter tiles down (in some real-word arrangements) as fast as you can.

For the full tutorial (and game rules!), visit Lemon Thistle.

Oversized Checkers

It’s way more exciting to make a double jump in checkers with this oversized board! This "board"i smade with decking tiles!

For the full tutorial, visit SheKnows.