Game Review: Knock ‘Em

Did you invent a game at the age of 14? Well, neither did we. BUT, Jeston did–the creator of Knock ‘Em. We were able to meet up with Jeston and his dad to play Knock ‘Em. He said that what started as a game with some quarters and dice in his room, quickly turned into…

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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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Game Review: Pickleball

Remember that post about the most popular backyard games in the United States? Well, we are based in Utah, and Pickleball has been topping the charts here the past year. During all of the corona craziness, they even had to take down the pickleball nets because the locked gates weren’t keeping people out! Pickleball is…

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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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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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How to create an Ultimate Easter Egg Hunt

You’re cooped up.  We all are.  But Easter is coming!!!! The traditional Easter Egg hunt with the whole neighborhood is out the window. Not even the annual egg roll on the White House South Lawn will be occurring this year. (Also what the flip is an egg rolling competition…. Does anyone really do this with…

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Game Review: Spikeball

You know what is amazing about Spikeball? It has created its own culture. It is the ultimate backyard/outdoor game—#goals. When us lowly Backyard Buffs have created a game with its own tournament being broadcast on ESPN… that’s when we will know we have made it.  Amazon: $55.99 for the 1-ball Spikeball Set. 3-ball Spikeball Set…

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Black Friday 2019 – Best Deals on Backyard Games

Once again—you didn’t ask for it, but we are delivering. Below are all of the Backyard Games (that we could find) that will be on sale for Black Friday!

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