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TL;DR: Outdoor yard games are on sale at Best Buy — as of Aug. 21, you can save up to $100 on a giant blocks stacking game, ladder toss, badminton, and more kid-friendly activities.

Back during the first month of lockdown, our oblivious, hopeful minds probably didn’t predict such an ill-fated football season. Now, as folks come to terms with the absence of Big Ten games this year, families and roommates are figuring out how to stay entertained at home this fall.

When it’s time to put the inflatable pool away, a selection of outdoor yard games is absolutely a must — and Best Buy’s Hey! Play! sale is the place to save up to $100 on them.

Here are a few of our favorite games:

Officially, it’s a “giant wooden blocks tower stacking game.” Unofficially, it’s oversized Jenga. The idea is the same: Pull a block out without causing the tower to tumble. The whole four-foot-tall thing is a slight difference, but it’s definitely small enough for kids to play.

A classic ladder toss game should absolutely be the first on your list. This fancy set is crafted from pine wood to hold up in all sorts of weather (cheap metal or plastic sets don’t always offer this same durability). The red, blue, yellow, and green latter rungs match the included bolas.

Badminton is a lot more fun when it’s not being played in high school gym class. This quick-buy $20 set includes racquets, a net, poles, birdies, and stakes, as well as a carrying case. Leave it in the garage or throw it in the trunk for emergency fun wherever you go.

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