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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5 Great Outdoor Activities for the 4th of July

The 4th of July is actually Cassidy’s absolute favorite holiday. In Utah there’s an incredible line up of parades, hot air balloon festivals and awesome firework shows that make for great traditions year after year. That being said, there are a few hours in between the annual parade and the evening BBQ where we have…

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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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Game Review: Chip-Down

Golf lovers, unite! Have to admit, we are not much of die hard golfers. Our new place is actually right next to a golf course and we have had some time to observe the golfing crowd, and ultimately gained a great appreciation for golfers. They are up at sunrise playing the course, mid day, and…

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Game Review: Shaka Ball

First off, I think they have one of the best logos we have seen so far. The sweet shaka gives off a fun, chill vibe. The branding for this game is: “Shaka Ball – Beach Game.” A perfect description in our opinion, because our first thoughts while playing were, “this would be the perfect beach…

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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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Backyard Weddings – A Cornhole Op-Ed

Cassidy here. As mentioned in our About post, I’m a photographer. As a photographer who has shot many weddings specifically, I’ve been to my fair share of backyard weddings. With the current climate of things, backyard weddings seem to becoming more and more prevalent… 2020: The year of backyard weddings! (Or something like that…) I’m…

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