Best Games to Bring on your Camping Trip

For those of us privileged to live in a place where we get all 4 seasons, it’s almost a palpable feeling as the winter turns to spring. We waited all winter long to get back out in the sun for some warm fun. As the April showers draw to a close and the world is…

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Game Review: Azul

Have you ever played Splendor? We are huge fans, and we had some friends that told us if you like Splendor, you will also love Azul. Therefore, we immediately ordered because why not explore a new game in the colder months of the year! Merek had a special love for this game, seeing as the…

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Game Review: Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

There are some games where you just wish with all your heart that you created them. That is how we feel about Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza. Just think about the margins on a simple little card game! Okay, but we aren’t here to talk about financial analysis, but instead what we genuinely think about…

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Game Review: Bottle Bash

Recently the Backyard Buffs took a trip to California to visit Merek’s family. Our trip wouldn’t have been complete if we didn’t play any games or even….play a NEW GAME (new to us, of course)! Thanks to Merek’s father, we were able to try out Bottle Bash for the first time! Bottle Bash is a…

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Pickleball Variations

The first question you need to answer—how many people are you playing with, and how many courts are available? That’s pretty much how we make the decision of which variation of the game to play. 2 or 4 players, 1 court Classic Pickleball – As described in our Pickleball Game Review post, the classic game…

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Geocaching

Ohhhhh Geocaching. Although it’s not a backyard game, we felt it was appropriate to write about because the Backyard Buffs wouldn’t be around today if Geocaching hadn’t graced us with its goodness. Geocaching is one of the reasons why we like to just get out in the fresh air and go on adventures. Here’s a…

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Game Review: Rollors

Are you looking to turn up the heat at your next neighborhood barbeque or level up the competition at your next outdoor game session with friends? If the answer is yes, you’re ready to add an instant classic to your backyard game repertoire–Rollors. It’s an original game that combines horseshoes and bocce. It puts you…

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Game Review: Kerplunk

Giant Kerplunk—this isn’t a game we purchased, but actually this is a DIY game that we created based on the original Kerplunk game! We wrote a whole post on how to make your own.  As a bit of additional background—you probably should understand the original Kerplunk. It was (I say was because I literally don’t…

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DIY: Kerplunk

Did you ever play Kerplunk as a kid? You know, this game?  Cassidy used to have this game and LOVED it. Hours of trying to see how intricately you could place the sticks, and how long you could last. Merek on the other hand, had only ever seen Ellen’s version of it that she does…

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