BBQ Games

BBQ Games

Getting ready to fire up the grill and have some fun with friends? A BBQ isn't just about delicious food; it’s also about the great games you can play! Whether it's a family gathering or a chill hangout with friends, adding some playful activities can make your BBQ truly memorable. So, let's get into some entertaining games that will keep everyone laughing and engaged!

Family BBQ Games


BBQ Party Games

Giant Jenga

Nothing says "party" quite like a towering game of Jenga. This larger-than-life version of the classic game is perfect for outdoor settings. The stakes feel higher when the blocks are bigger, and the crashes are spectacularly fun!

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A BBQ staple, Cornhole is simple yet addictively competitive. Set up the boards, divide into teams, and see who has the best aim. The relaxed pace makes it perfect for a drink in one hand and a bean bag in the other.

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Water Balloon Toss

Cool down and amp up the fun with a water balloon toss. Partner up and see how far apart you can get with each successful catch. Just be prepared to get splashed!

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A trendy and dynamic addition to any outdoor gathering, Spikeball involves bouncing a ball off a small, round net, with teams of two trying to outmaneuver each other. It’s fast-paced and perfect for those with a competitive streak.

Bocce Ball

A classic lawn game that's easy to pick up but hard to master. Toss the bocce balls as close as possible to the smaller target ball, or "pallino." This game is excellent for mixing all ages and skill levels.

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A traditional backyard game where players toss horseshoes at a stake in the ground, aiming to get them as close as possible or even hooked around the stake. It's a game of skill and precision that can be enjoyed by everyone.

BBQ Games for Adults

Beer Pong

Add a twist to your BBQ with some beer pong. It's not just for college parties; adults love it too! Set up a table, arrange the cups, and challenge your friends to a game. For a family-friendly version, simply use water or a non-alcoholic drink.


Unleash some creativity with a game of charades. Pick movie titles, famous personalities, or even items you'd find at a BBQ. It’s a great way to laugh at your friends' wild gesturing and guessing games.


Host a trivia game with questions ranging from pop culture and sports to history and science. It’s a great way to challenge the mind and spark some competitive banter among friends.

Card Games

Whether it's Poker, Rummy, or Uno, card games are a great way to engage adults in some strategic fun. They're perfect for those who want to stay seated and chat while playing.

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DIY Cocktail Competition

Spice things up with a cocktail-making contest. Provide a variety of ingredients and challenge your guests to create the best BBQ-themed cocktail. Vote on taste and presentation, and may the best mixologist win!

Backyard BBQ Games


Set up a net and grab some rackets for a friendly game of badminton. It’s easy to learn, fun to play, and a great way to burn off some of those BBQ calories.

Ring Toss

Simple and fun, a ring toss game can be set up with just a few materials. Aim for the win by tossing rings over bottles or homemade pegs. It’s a great way to challenge your precision and have fun with friends and family.

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Frisbee Golf

Set up targets around your yard and challenge your guests to hit them with a frisbee. It’s a great way to combine skill and fun, and you can adjust the difficulty based on the players’ experience.


If you have the space, a game of volleyball is a fantastic way to get everyone moving. It’s energetic, exciting, and can involve a large number of people at once.


Also known as Viking chess, Kubb is a lawn game where the objective is to knock over wooden blocks by throwing wooden batons at them. It's a blend of strategy, skill, and a bit of luck.

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Potato Sack Race

Jump back to childhood with a potato sack race! It’s hilarious to watch and even more fun to participate in. Just hop into those sacks and race to the finish line.

Balloon Pop

Pair up and see which team can pop their balloons first by pressing them together using only their bodies. It’s a hilarious game that’s sure to result in some funny moments and close encounters!

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DIY Mini Golf

Set up a mini-golf course in your backyard with homemade obstacles. Use tin cans, ramps made from old boards, and whatever creative hazards you can think up. It’s fun to play and even more fun to build.

Fun BBQ Games

Capture the Flag

This classic game is ideal for larger groups. Divide into teams, set up territories and flags, and see who can capture the opposing team's flag first without getting tagged.

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Musical Chairs

Bring some nostalgic fun to your BBQ with musical chairs. Set up chairs and play music, and watch as adults scramble for a seat when the music stops. Guaranteed laughs and some intense competition!

Tug of War

A tug of war is the ultimate team-building game. It’s a test of strength and teamwork, perfect for working up an appetite before the feast!


How low can you go? Find out with a game of limbo at your BBQ. All you need is a stick and some music to set the mood. Watch as everyone tries not to fall while bending backwards under the stick!

Scavenger Hunt

Create a scavenger hunt with clues hidden around your backyard. Make the clues BBQ-themed to keep it festive. It's a fantastic way to get everyone moving and exploring.

Kan Jam

Incorporate a bit of frisbee fun with Kan Jam. It’s fast-paced, engaging, and perfect for team play. Score points by hitting or entering the can with your frisbee. It’s a great way to pump up the energy at your BBQ!

Friends at BBQ

And there you have it, a fantastic assortment of games that are sure to make your next BBQ a smashing hit! From relaxed games like Bocce Ball to the thrilling competition of Spikeball, there's something here to entertain every type of guest.

Whether you're looking to forge team spirits with Tug of War, test your wits in Trivia, or simply share a laugh over a Potato Sack Race, these games promise to have everyone roaring with laughter, and a dash of friendly competition.

Great ideas for 4th July BBQ, Summer parties and College Parties. So, fire up the grill, set out the game stations, and get ready for a day filled with fun. Your BBQ is bound to be the talk of the town!