Outside of your home is your backyard. Itís much larger than the room you play chess in, and so everything out there is larger. Even the boards games!
Every home needs one
Thereís nothing quite like heading outside on a sunny day and playing a board game like chess. While youíll often see men sat outside cafes drinking their coffee and indulging in multiple games over the course of a day. Itís a great way to pass the time and have a conversation while enjoying the weather and the sounds of nature.
However, backyard checkers and chess doesnít work at all if you are sitting down.
Giant chess pieces sit astride a board that can be 6 feet (or larger) across and they must be often be moved using two hands. It is great entertainment for a party, for keeping the kids amused, or for adults who want to test their gaming skill without sitting down and playing a regular game.
Other giant games you can get for your backyard include Jenga, dominoes, and 4-in-a-row, chutes (or snakes) and ladders, and even variations on bowling.
Everything is much larger than the indoor versions not only because there is more space, but also because it is much easier to find pieces. Have you ever knocked a checkers board indoors and one piece has gone missing? How difficult is it to find?
When that individual piece is several inches in diameter, you are much less likely to be able to lose it.
Almost any game you can think of has an oversized backyard version, even including oversized inflatable dice.
If you are having a pool party, inflatable dice are great to play games with as they will happily float on the surface of your swimming pool.
Make your backyard into a game room
Even though these games are much bigger than their traditional counterparts, even the smallest backyard will have room to accommodate two or three of them. While they are ideal entertainment for children, adults are often more than happy to unleash their inner child (and competitive spirit) to see who the best player is.
Backyard games are a great social activity for young and old alike.