Whether it’s your own backyard, a nearby park, or a small patch of grass next to your apartment building that your neighbor’s dog occasionally uses as a toilet, this summer’s hottest hangout spot is outside. Literally anywhere outside.
If the way Kubb sets have been selling is any indication, outdoor games are going to be a hot commodity now that the weather’s warm enough to enjoy the fresh air. You might go so far as to call them essential. (We did.)
Oddly enough, none other than *Best Buy* is selling almost every kind of backyard/lawn game you can think of, and a bunch of them are on sale as of Wednesday, June 24. (Yes, Best Buy the electronics retailer. We stan a versatile queen.) Here’s what’s in stock as of this writing:
Great for any number of backyard games (think Snake Eyes and Yahtzee), these six large pinewood dice come with a nylon carrying case in case you feel like bringing them along to a socially distant cookout or picnic.
Normally $49.99, you can score a set from Best Buy for just $19.99 — a $30 savings.
FWIW, “Giant Wooden Blocks Tower Stacking Game” is just a convoluted way of saying “big-ass Jenga set.” (You know the drill: Stack all of the pinewood blocks next to each other in perpendicular rows of three, then take turn removing a single block from any level and placing it on top of the tower. If you pull out one that makes the whole thing fall, you lose.) Depending on how well you play, these blocks can stack up to over four feet tall.
You can order a standard set from Best Buy for just $89.99 (a $50 savings), or — for an extra challenge — grab a “nontraditional” set with different-sized blocks for $73.99 (a $66 savings). The latter comes in two other color variants in addition to plain wood:
Bocce: It’s not just for Grandma anymore. This set includes a zippered carrying bag, a single pallino, and eight crack-resistant balls (four green, four red).
You can order one now for just $59.99, which is $50 off its suggested retail price of $109.99.
Often referred to as “the French version of bocce,” pétanque is a horseshoes-esque lawn (and often drinking) game that involves tossing metal balls towards a target on hard soil or gravel. This particular set features eight polished steel boules, one plastic cochonnet/jack, and a carrying case.
Typically $79.99, Best Buy has it on sale for only $49.99 — a $30 savings.
Need a new quarantine project? This cornhole set is fully customizable: It comes with two unfinished platforms and instructions on how to stand, paint, and seal them with a unique design or logo.
Get it on sale for $112.99 — an impressive $107 savings.
Egg-and-spoon races without the gloppy, yolky mess? Sign us up.
Best Buy has these 12-piece sets on sale for $14.99 apiece, which is $5 off their usual $19.99 MSRP.