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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Game Review: Bottle Bullseye

Now that it’s officially Spring, the snow is melted, and the grass is getting greener, we can finally get back to reviewing the outdoor games that we love. To start 2020’s outdoor game reviews we thought that we would start with a new game. We just got it a couple weeks ago and we’ve been…

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Game Review: Secret Hitler

How do I know they are safe? Who can I trust? How can I beat this? All of these are probably thoughts that have gone through your head since COVID-19 entered our lives. We’ve heard them all. What better way to get through the fear, than by creating more drama and playing one of our…

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Game Review: Jungle Speed

This game is a classic in Cassidy’s family. It’s a game where no one’s hand is safe. For reals though, Cassidy’s mom has acrylic nails, so this game gets dangerous when she joins in on the fun. She’s been known to take chunks of skin out of unsuspecting opponents. (Okay, I’m being a bit over…

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The Backyard Buffs Christmas List 2019

Maybe you are still trying to figure out what to ask the big man at the North Pole for. Or maybe you’re looking for something other than a re-gifted pair of socks for your brother-in-law. Here are some ideas we’ve compiled from some of our favorite games we reviewed in the past, and some games that we are excited to review in the future… Now presenting: Backyard Buffs 2019 Christmas List (games we guarantee your brother-in-law would like more than a pair of socks).

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