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10 Best BBQ Party Games Ideas For Adults

Is there any better way of hosting any party than having a BBQ with all your friends and families? Well, if you add party games for adults, it surely doubles up the fun and frolic. Adding a few games adds up spice to the party and helps you create memories for a lifetime.

Moreover, there’s nothing better than playing outdoor games for families if you wish to have an exhilarating and memorable time with your loved ones. These games act as the life of the party, as your guests have something lively to do while enjoying the BBQ. In this post, I will tell you about 10 BBQ party games ideas for adults, which you can include in your next BBQ session. 

10 Best BBQ Party Games Ideas For Adults

  1. Cornhole

Cornhole is one of the most played outdoor games for families. Although it goes by different names at different places, but the rules of this game remain pretty much the same. This is also one of the best birthday party games if you are hosting a BBQ party for your birthday. Regardless of what the occasion is, cornhole is one game that will keep everyone busy and excited throughout the get-together, and that’s why it’s such a hit!

How to play: All you need is a cornhole set, your game and some space in your garden. There are 2 options for playing this game. You can either play a one-on-one match or go for a group game by dividing all your friends into teams. The motive of the game is pretty simple. Each sandbag, when it goes through the hole, leaves the player(s) with 3 points. At the same time, each one that you miss would cost you 1 point. The ultimate goal is to hit 21 points at the earliest to win the game. In a nutshell, whichever team or player reaches 21 points wins the game. 

  1. Giant Jenga

If you are a fan of Jenga, you should definitely indulge in Giant Jenga. This is by far one of the best BBQ party games ideas for adults, which can be played with the whole gang to have a great time together. The best part is that you can DIY this game, too, by collecting some large pieces of wood and stacking them, just like you do in Jenga.

How to play: Stack up a huge pile of blocks in the garden. Make sure it looks like a pillar. All the friends need to form a circle around the pile of blocks, and one by one, pull one of the blocks from the middle or the end. The motive of the game is that the rest of the block should not fall while you take out the block from somewhere in the middle of the pile. So, if you are looking out for party games for adults, this is one of the coolest options out there.

  1. Horseshoes

How do you make a party fun? Well, the answer to this is quite simple. Just add in a few outdoor games for families and friends while you host your next BBQ party. If you are also on the same page, do not forget about the game Horseshoes. This one is challenging yet one of the easiest games you can play in your yard. 

How to play: Playing this game is quite easy. All you need is 2 wooden stakes and 4 horseshoes. Place your stakes 40 feet apart from each other. However, the distance could also depend upon the size of the garden or the space where you are playing. Whenever a player through a horseshoe on the stake, they or the team gets 3 points. But when they land within 6 inches, they get 1 point. Picking the winning score is on the players. Whoever reaches this score wins the game.

  1. Hilarious Bigfoot Game

If you are hosting a BBQ party for a birthday, and looking out for birthday party games, then you must add the Hilarious Bigfoot game to the list. This game allows you to have a fun time with your family and guests as you have fun making it and playing it. 

How to play: You need flip flops, tape, plastic balls and a giant box which you can cut easily. The goal is to DIY a giant foot from these materials and then race each other while wearing these feet-like things, which will be taped to your feet. This game will land you with crazy photos and crazier memories. 

  1. Lawn Twister

If you are looking for some outdoor games for families, Lawn Twister is one of the best BBQ party games ideas for adults, which encourages you to have a fun and exciting time with your family and guests. This is a favourite of most people who love to experiment when it comes to games. This game will leave you all tangled up, which will add life to the party.

How to play: All you need is some coloured spray paint and a spinner. You would need blue, red, yellow and green colours. Just use the spinner from the game, or you can also make a new one on your own.

  1. Washer Toss

This game is pretty similar to cornhole and horseshoes, as this one, too, is a tossing game. Nonetheless, while talking about the best party games for adults, washer toss surely makes it to the list. All you need to do is throw and aim at specific points to win the game.

How to play: Just get a washer toss, or just DIY it, whichever way you prefer. The point is, there should be a washer toss, and this is one of the main materials you need to play this game. Also, you would need two washer pits with a cup in the middle of them. Whichever player managers to aim the washer in the middle cup would win 3 points while 1 point would be awarded to players who aim it within the box. In this game, the team or the player who reaches 21 points fastest wins the game.

  1. Connect Four Yard Game

Pretty much all of us have played this game while we were kids. Well, this one now can also be played as this one is one of the greatest party games for adults as it allows you to have a fun and exciting time with your family and friends who are over for a lovely BBQ.

How to play: This is played just as the board game of this version was played. But, the only difference would be that now it is much bigger and better. People like to make this one at home only using materials available with them.

  1. Lawn Darts

Don’t all of us love a good game of darts? If you are planning a BBQ game and looking for some fun BBQ party games ideas for adults, you could surely play lawn darts. This is one of those games which have the minimum amount of hassle, as there are pretty much no rules and this game in itself is quite self-explanatory. 

How to play: All you need is a wall where you can hang the dart board. You can also hang it on a tree trunk. If you are having your party at night, make sure that the board is a glow in the dark one. Get your darts, board and gang ready, and hit that bull’s eye to win the game.

  1. Human Ring Toss

Are you looking for a game that all members can play at a time? Well, a human ring toss would be perfect for you. You surely must have played a classic carnival ring toss game. This is just the more entertaining version of that game. The difference would be in the size of the rings, and they are tossed on your guests! How fun, right?

How to play: To play this game, you need 36-inch inflatable pool tubes, which you need to throw on your family members. Whoever has the best tossing skill wins the game. It’s as simple as that!

  1. Tic-Tac-Toe

Which is that one game that everyone knows and adores? Tic-Tac-Toe! Kids play, love it, and so do adults. This is one game that can be played by kids and adults together too when on a BBQ together. To make a big giant Tic-Tac-Toe, you need big Xs and big Os.

How to play: This game needs no explanation. You can DIY it in your yard, using chalk, and start playing! You could also have a tournament by drawing several grids at once. This is by far one of the best party games for adults.


If you are hosting a BBQ dinner or lunch in your yard, and wish to include some outdoor games for families, make sure to refer to this list, as we just introduced and re-introduced with some games which you can play with the entire gang. Having a merry time with your group munching on some great BBQ snacks is always fun. Nevertheless, these games would definitely double up the fun! Happy Gaming!

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