TOP 10 Family Friendly Tailgate Games

If you’re planning on tailgating at a sporting event, concert, or just have some plain old backyard fun, you should definitely consider the following ten handpicked family friendly tailgate games.  If you’re bringing the kids to a tailgate party, you will want to make sure they have something to do that’s fun and entertaining.  Depending on how much room you have around your tailgating area, you can consider the following fun games for all ages!

#1 Cornhole PRO Regulation Size Bean Bag Toss Game Set – Foldable (Black, LED and Red & Blue designs)

Cornhole is probably one of the most popular seen tailgating games played when tailgating with family and friends, which makes for hours of entertainment no matter where you go, either at cookouts, tailgates, or any other event. This cornhole set is an official tournament size unit that includes (2) American Cornhole Association regulation-sized boards (4 feet x 2 feet).  The bean bags can be used in any weather condition since they are rated for all-weather usage. The 8 bean bags are regulation size (6 inch x 6 inch) and are made of duck cloth and come in two colors as well (4-red and 4-blue). What I really enjoy about this particular set is its compactness when packing up the car to go tailgating or bringing it along on vacation.  It has a useful fold-up design which enables you to fold it up and carry it away really quickly. The bean bags can be stored way within the folded cornhole boards which makes it easy for travel. This set features a lightweight, yet sturdy design made of a composite MDF surface with a highly rigid aluminum frame. This cornhole game set comes in three different styles: the Black Edition that I already mentioned, but also a LED Light-Up Edition and a Red and Blue Edition. The LED edition light’s up the round hole making this game perfect for day or night.

 

#2 GoSports Premium Ladder Toss Game with 6 Bolos and Carrying Case

GoSports Premium Ladder Toss Game with 6 Bolos and Carrying Case

Ladder toss is another fun family and friendly multi-player game that will provide hours of entertainment. This ladder toss game is made of high quality 2.5 mm PVC that provides a stable base which prevents tipping. The six included premium Bolas (3 red / 3 blue) are made of real golf balls, which are connected with thick woven nylon,  preventing any tangles and providing a comfortable feel. Unlike many other models, this set includes a score tracking system built into the units and assembling is much simpler and quicker compared to other brands.   The ladder toss game is stored in an included carrying case that makes it ideal for any travel. The game can be played by all ages and is simply lots of fun!

#3 Kan Jam Ultimate Disc Game

KanJam is a game with two people on a team, the game goes to 21 points, not under not over.  Your partner stands across from you at the other can where you toss the disc. There are several ways to score points.  You get one point if you toss the disc and your partner hits the disc and it hits the side of the can. You get two points if you toss the disc and it hits the can without your partner’s help.  You get three points if you toss the disc and your partner jams/knocks it into the can. Lastly, you instantly win if toss the disc and it goes into the can through the slot in the front.

When searching for the best family friendly tailgate games, one may think of your conventional cornhole game mentioned above or football toss mentioned below, but Kanjam is the perfect game for everyone. The game can be played when tailgating, beaching, camping or virtually anywhere.  This game is super easy to pack and setup. The set includes 2 official goals which are made of high quality flat plastic sheets that can be rolled up to form a circle and locked into place within seconds, a custom-designed disc and easily understood directions. The game is made to last and is weather resistant which can withstand all the elements.

Also, Kanjam can be played at night with its illuminated version, or in the pool with its splash version and floating cans.  Anywhere you choose to play with keep you and your friends definitely entertained for hours.

#4 SpikeballTHE ORIGINAL SPIKEBALL

Another one that made our top ten list includes Spikeball, which is totally a family friendly tailgate game, that can be played with a family of four with two teams of two.  This fun game reminds us of the game of handball which is played by slapping a ball against a wall, but instead, in Spikeball, you are slapping a ball against a round trampoline net and is played with two teams of two.  In case you’re wondering how you play Spikeball, you start out by serving the ball by hitting the ball off the net, which changes possession. Your opponent has up to three touches between his partner and himself to return the ball by hitting it back off the net.  Once a team is unable to return the ball the other gets a point.

The game set consists of four balls, a playing net, and a drawstring bag for storage.  The legs of the playing net fold up allowing you to easily slide this set away for storage.  The game is very easy to learn and within minutes you’ll find yourself spiking the ball. You can play anywhere on any surface whether you’re indoors or out!  The game will definitely make you break a sweat and keep you continuously moving. The included game balls are squishy and softer than tennis balls so you don’t have to be concerned with anybody getting hurt.

#5 Tiki Toss – Ring Toss Game

Hook And Ring Toss Deluxe Set - 100% Bamboo With 5 Ft Telescoping Pole And All Parts Included - By Tiki Toss

The popular hook and ring toss game is a simple, sweat-free game for all ages!  The game has been seen as a popular island game and has recently become ever so popular all over the world.  It is a fun and simple ring toss game that puts your skills to the test and provides many hours of entertainment for all ages.  It is made of 100% Bamboo and is solidly crafted. The game is highly addictive and puts your skills to the challenge. All you have to do is swing the ring and try to get it on the hook that is on the board.  You can hang this game virtually anywhere, either indoors, poolside, next to the cabana or even a tree. Its simpleness makes it ideal for all ages. Multiple versions of the Tiki Toss exist depending on your hanging location.  You can get the version that includes a five-foot telescoping rod rather than needing to find a special spot with a large overhang. This is a simple yet addicting game.

#6 Frisbee Rings – Activ Flyers

Activ Life Best Kid's Frisbee Rings [2 PACK] Fly Straight & Don’t Hurt - 80% Lighter Than Standard Frisbees - Replace Screen Time with Healthy Family Fun - Get Outside & Play! - Made in USA

If you are familiar with how to play frisbee you are going to love the Activ Flyer Frisbee Rings.  At 1.2 ounces (33 grams) this frisbee is 80% lighter than your typical frisbee which weighs 6.2 ounces (175 grams) and is made to be easier to throw and catch.  It makes it a lot safer and more comfortable to play with young kids and adults. If by chance you get hit by this frisbee on your face, foot or hand, chances are really good that it won’t hurt or sting like those dings from regular frisbees.  The Active flyer comes in a 2-pack with different colors of your choice. The Active flyer frisbee is ideal for many games like ultimate Disc, Kan Jam, and Frisbee Golf.

The Activ Flyer frisbee is great for pools due to their lightweight design, they will not sink but actually float, unlike other ring toys.  Their lightweight doesn’t deter from their effectiveness and distance flying. It makes for safe playing for all.

#7 Yard Games Giant Tumbling Timbers

Yard Games Giant Tumbling Timbers

This oversized Jenga game makes this game fun for outdoor entertainment.  The game set comes with 56 timbers when initially stacked creating 19 levels of timbers 2.5 feet tall.  That height can grow to over five feet while playing. The game can be played by multiple players, with each player using one hand to remove a block and stacking the block on top of the tower successfully without knocking it over.  You could also practice your balance, patience, and agility on your own in case no one is around. This game is ideal for all ages and perfect for any location either indoors or outdoors at any event from birthday parties, tailgating, or backyard barbeques.  The timber pieces have been kiln dried and hand sanded making them silky smooth for comfortable handling. The timers game set comes with a high strength heavy duty carrying case for easy storage and mobility.

#8 Table Tennis

 Champion Sports Anywhere Table Tennis: Ping Pong Paddles, Balls, and Portable Net & Post Set To Go

Ping pong is one of the worlds favorite past time sports. This table tennis set makes it at number #8 in the list for fun family friendly tailgate games. It allows you to play anywhere where you have a table. The net posts clamp onto table tops that measure 75 inches across and up to 1.75 inches thick.  This portable and easy to set up table tennis set makes it really quick and easy to set up. You don’t have to buy a complete ping pong table that takes up a lot of space in order to play ping pong.    The rubberized clamps secure the ping pong posts to the table making it secure, prevent slipping and protecting it from scratching the surface of the table. This table tennis set comes with two wooden paddles that are lightweight and easy to grip rubber handles.  The paddles have just enough tackiness to allow for that ultimate curve ball hit for any skilled player. This portable ping pong set comes with two paddles (red/blue), three balls (one game and two replacement), five-inch tall retractable net supporting a 75 inch wide and 1.75-inch thick table and a mesh carrying case for quick and easy storage and mobility.  This portable table tennis set is ideal for folding tables/beer pong tables or most other tables.

#9 Speedminton S600 Set – Original Speed Badminton / Crossminton Starter Set including 2 rackets, 3 Speeder, Speedlights, Bag

Speedminton S600 Set - Original Speed ​​Badminton / Crossminton Starter Set including 2 rackets, 3 Speeder, Speedlights, Bag

Speedminton is a slight variation of badminton.  Its an alternative to tennis and ping pong allowing you to play without a net, without limits and is an entry set into Crossminton  This racket sport is perfect for play anywhere. All you need to play is two rackets and a speeder. The speeder or birdie is the piece that you hit back and forth.  This game is specifically designed to be played outdoors and to withstand wind forces up to 4 mph. The Speedminton set includes two aluminum rackets, which are both weather and wind resistant, three speeders: the FUN speeder is perfect for beginners and allows for instant and successful enjoyment of the game, the MATCH speeder is the official tournament speeder which is used by professionals and is meant for a faster pace of game and lastly the NIGHT speeder which enables you to play well into the night hours well after the sun has set, (1) Wind ring for better wind stability, (2) speed lights, and (1) carrying case with shoulder strap for easy transport and storage.

#10 Football Toss

Wilson "The Duke Official NFL Game Football

There is no better All-American way to tailgate with your family than just tossing around a football.  A really great surprise to first-time tailgaters would be to buy them an original NFL game football. Wilson is the manufacturer of the official National Football League game ball labeled “The Duke”.  The Duke is named in honor of football legend Wellington “Duke” Mara, and has been the official game ball manufactured by Wilson for the NFL since 1941.

Being the official NFL football means it is the official size and weight and is made of hand-picked  Wilson leather with composite double laces with deep pebbles and enhanced grip technology for better control.  It features the NFL Commissioner’s, Roger Goodell’s signature stamp. This football contains a machine sewn cover and includes a 50% thicker bladder for max air retention.

Conclusion

Most definitely everyone will have fun with all of the games mentioned above.  Our favorite is cornhole as the number one pick with Kan Jam as a close second.  All of these games provide hours of fun and laughter leading up to the big game, but most of all to keep in mind that these are family friendly tailgate games,  unlike most games you see at tailgating parties, which could include various drinking games with red cups, quarters or ping pong balls.

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