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11 Lawn Games To Strengthen Your Non-Beer-Drinking Arm

Keep a cold one in your free hand, even as the competition heats up.

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1. Yazoo

In this game of wrist-flicking marksmanship, players attempt to knock bottles or cans from perches on vertical poles. Just make sure they're empty first.
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In this game of wrist-flicking marksmanship, players attempt to knock bottles or cans from perches on vertical poles. Just make sure they're empty first.

2. Yard Dice

These specialty wooden dice are perfect for bringing any number of classic indoor games to the backyard. Also, lowest roll has to mow the grass.
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These specialty wooden dice are perfect for bringing any number of classic indoor games to the backyard. Also, lowest roll has to mow the grass.

3. Hook and Ring Game

Simple but insanely fun, this game involves tossing a tethered ring onto a hook from several feet away. Great for killing time while the charcoal gets hot.
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Simple but insanely fun, this game involves tossing a tethered ring onto a hook from several feet away. Great for killing time while the charcoal gets hot.

4. Spikeball

With a name that sounds like a medieval weapon, this game challenges teams to bounce a ball onto a trampoline-style net to stymie opponents.
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With a name that sounds like a medieval weapon, this game challenges teams to bounce a ball onto a trampoline-style net to stymie opponents.

5. Rollors

Players earn points by rolling discs across the grass in order to make contact with small wooden pyramids. It's kind of like bowling, but wearing weird shoes is optional.
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Players earn points by rolling discs across the grass in order to make contact with small wooden pyramids. It's kind of like bowling, but wearing weird shoes is optional.

6. KanJam

Teams of two stand across from one another and try to direct a disc into their respective goals. It's the third-best kind of jam, right after "strawberry" and "Space."
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Teams of two stand across from one another and try to direct a disc into their respective goals. It's the third-best kind of jam, right after "strawberry" and "Space."

7. Ladderball

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Each player tries to throw a bola (two balls connected with a cord) around the rungs of a metal upright. But aim away from the grillmaster.

8. Cornhole

Players score points by tossing bean bags at a circular opening cut into slanted boards. Sure, you could buy a readymade set of these, but why not bust out that mitre saw you never use and build a custom one instead?
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Players score points by tossing bean bags at a circular opening cut into slanted boards. Sure, you could buy a readymade set of these, but why not bust out that mitre saw you never use and build a custom one instead?

9. Kubb

Planning is key in this summer barbecue game of strategy. Players attempt to knock over wooden blocks called "kubbs" while anticipating attacks from opponents.
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Planning is key in this summer barbecue game of strategy. Players attempt to knock over wooden blocks called "kubbs" while anticipating attacks from opponents.

10. Bocce

Players take turns attempting to toss balls as close as possible to a smaller marking ball. Look out, gophers.
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Players take turns attempting to toss balls as close as possible to a smaller marking ball. Look out, gophers.

11. Giant Four-in-a-Row

You know how this one goes. And now it's even bigger, so everyone can see your mistakes.
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You know how this one goes. And now it's even bigger, so everyone can see your mistakes.

The neighbors had better holiday decorations, but they'll have nothing on your summer barbecue game. Especially when you have all the best lawn games and a fridge stocked full of BEST DAMN Root Beer, BEST DAMN Cherry Cola, and BEST DAMN Apple Ale.

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