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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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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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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Your State’s Most Searched Backyard Games

What is YOUR favorite Backyard Game?? Empire Today did some research on what is the most searched Backyard Game in each state. Does your favorite backyard game match your state’s preferences?

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Who are the Backyard Buffs?

Our hope is that one day we will be the go-to source for games and outdoor activities for all occasions and times of the year. In a world where we have the capacity to pass hours looking at screens and scroll through feeds, we want to be the source that helps people find activities that draw them outside and interacting with each other. One day we’ll have lists of games and activities for every occasion; night time, winter time, summer time. All the time.

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DIY: Candy Cone Ring Toss

Halloween themed DIY—Candy Cone Ring Toss. Don’t go cheap on the spray paint like we did, or else you have got yourself a “Pinterest Fail”… see our photos for proof!

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Game Review: Glow in the Dark Bocce Ball

Bocce has been around since 5,200 BC but didn’t become popular until the Romans made it a recognized sport in 600 BC, but you didn’t come here for a history lesson. On a sidenote: current Olympic officials are considering making bocce an olympic sport. So, you could one day be an Olympian if you practice…

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Game Review: Tetherball

Tetherball. You know, that game Napoleon Dynamite slays. The game that you pretty much only play because you found it in someone’s backyard, or at the park, or on the playground. So why are we even rating it? Simply because it’s such a classic backyard game, of course.

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