Here are some common questions about Backyard Games.

About Us

What is Backyard Games?

Backyard Games is a website dedicated to bringing you all the best outdoor, lawn, and beach games, from all over the world. If we do not sell the games personally then we write honest reviews from our own experience and show you where to buy them.

Who is the Backyard Games Team?

Nadine Shemilt and Fraser Paterson started Backyard Games in 2017 after spending all of 2016 designing and playing many games. As Backyard Game and Outdoor Enthusiasts, we noticed that many of the games that we loved to play or made where not available in major retailers, nor was there much information about the newest games to try.  We would only find out about new games from friends. Click Here To Read Our About Us Page

Why use Backyard Games?

We are the largest online website dedicated to Backyard Games for all ages and Outdoor Drinking Games.  Our mission is to make your backyard epic with fun rules and resources to the top games. Our reviews are honest and straightforward. Also we have a lot of fun Outdoor Drinking Games!

What is the definition of Backyard games?

Let’s break it down, the dictionary definition of Backyard Games:

Backyard (noun):  an area in the rear of a house.

Games (noun):  an activity engaged in for diversion or amusement; the equipment for a game.

Can these games be played only in my backyard?

Of course not!! We called our website Backyard Games because for us this is where the fun of playing games with friends and family began, in the backyard.  Many of the games we list on our website can be played not only in your backyard, but at the park, while camping, at the beach, at a BBQ, or even at events like weddings!

Top Games

What are your personal favorite backyard games?

Spikeball and KanJam are our personal favorite games but this is a very difficult question to ask. Depending on the amount of people, occasion, or physical abilities of everyone involved there is a game for everyone. Please see our Top 5 Backyard Games or Complete List of 63+ of the best outdoor games.

What are the best Beach games?

Some of the games that are normally played in the backyard such as badminton or bocce is harder to play in deep sand. With this we created a lists for both beach games for kids and beach games for adults for you to view.

what are the best kids games

The best games for kids ages 5-14 needed a full section of its own. The Outdoor Kids Games has an entire section where you can see Beach Games, Birthday Games, as well as Backyard Games and Toys.

What are the best drinking games?

We like active drinking games! In fact we have turned many of our favourite games like KanJam into CanSlam (get it) as well as mandatory hydrate breaks in Spikeball. We have created many game variations where playing with a beer in hand is mandatory. Here is the full Drinking Category Page for your convenience.

Disclaimer: Drinking Games is intended for responsible adults of legal drinking age who wish to research drinking games and get information about alcoholic beverages. It is purely intended for the site visitors’ entertainment purposes.

Backyard.Games is not advocating the abuse of alcoholic beverages and hopes that if you try the recipes, games and other material provided on this site, that you do so with moderation and caution. It is not the intent to promote mis-use of alcohol, alcoholism, hazing, binge drinking or any other form of alcohol abuse.

Backyard.Games cannot take any responsibility for the effect the drinks and games may have on people, as few of the drinks submitted by users have been tested. Any use of the content provided on Backyard.Games is the sole responsibility of the user. Backyard.Games does not provide any guarantee that use of any information provided on its web site will not pose any harm to the user. It has been proven that excessive consumption of alcohol can and will cause serious harm to your body.


How do I pay for it?

For the games that we offer and ship through backyard.games we use both PayPal or stripe. This means that you can pay with credit card (visa, Mastercard).  If you have a PayPal account currently setup, you can even pay by debit and preload it into your account! For the links that we refer you for other games that we do not offer such as Amazon or Walmart they accept even more payment options. But these have to be done with the retailer direct. You can read more about Amazon on our partners page.

Do you ship internationally

Our shipping rates posted on our website are for the United States Only. We will ship to Canada but will need to update you (within a day) on the prices to do so from our other warehouse. We will ship internationally but will need to send you a custom shipping quote as some of our games are heavy and may be cheaper for you to buy elsewhere.

what is your refund policy

For any of the games we offer direct there is 14 day refund policy for any game that is defective or comes damaged from shipping at no expense to you. Just take a picture and once approved will ask you to to damage it (with picture for our manufacturers) and will send out a game immediately.  For any games sold through other of our partners sites (such as Amazon or Retailers Direct) you will need to refer back to their individual refund policies clearly stated on their websites. These will be apparent before you make your purchase. Any other questions you may contact us direct.

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