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Giant Outdoor Games are HOT right now!

- Brent Doud

When it comes to playing an outdoor game with friends and family, bigger is often better. In fact, many of the “smaller” games you grew up with are now available “super-sized” as giant games intended to be played outside, and they are rapidly growing in popularity. This includes games like Giant Tumble Tower, Giant Connect 4 in a row, dice, dominoes, checkers, chess, and tic tac toe. Here are a few reasons why giant outdoor games are growing in popularity and why you should pick up a game sooner rather than later:

Enjoy the Outdoors and a Fun Game

While we tend to think of games as an indoor activity for rainy days, giant outdoor games can provide even more fun since you can set them up in a variety of locations outside for parties, for an afternoon with friends, or for a quiet evening with the family. If you have a small yard, then giant outdoor games are especially useful since they don’t require a lot of room and can keep a lot of people entertained. Kids need to get outside and run, and tossing a few games in the mix will take care of their cabin fever, while also keeping them engaged. They’ll burn off plenty of energy while running around to set up their dominoes or to pick up their giant dice. This is the ideal way to add an exciting mix of games to your next party for children. In the meantime, adults can also enjoy a relaxing game in their favorite outdoor settings, whether that’s next to a garden or pool.

Invite More Friends and Neighbors to Join In

Playing a game outside can be far more social since you can easily invite more friends and neighbors who happen to be walking by or who stop by to check out your game. You can set up a Connect 4 or checkers tournament with your friends once you have enough players. If you’re setting up a bunch of giant games at a party or a wedding, they’ll invite lots of curious onlookers who will soon want to join in on the fun. If you’re shy, there’s nothing like a giant checkers game to spark a conversation! Rather than thinking of games as something you do in a lonely corner, giant outdoor games are extremely social and fun for a group.

Take Giant Outdoor Games Anywhere

Although these games are called “giants,” they’re not so large that you can’t travel with them and take them on vacation. Whether you’re at a beach or camping with your family, these games will become a great way to wind down at the end of the day or to make new friends. All of these games come with portable bags that make them extremely easy to carry around without losing any pieces.

Modify the Rules for Your Family

There are endless game possibilities with a game like giant dice. You can use them to develop your own competitions and contests, letting everyone take a turn with creating their own rules and objectives. If you aren’t quite sure how to play chess, you can team up with friends and family members who can help you make the right moves. It’s easy to whisper ideas to each other when there’s a giant chess board in between opponents!

Teach Your Children about Strategy

Many of the giant board games available have the added advantage of teaching children about strategy and planning ahead. This may be a hard sell for kids who don’t want to sit still at the kitchen table. However, if you set up a giant chess board or a giant Connect 4 board in your yard, they may change their minds. Giant games provide all of the benefits of the original games designed for your table top while also giving your kids a fun day outside.

Start New Family Traditions

If you’re worried about your kids watching television or playing video games all day, these giant board games provide the perfect way to change their habits by introducing them to the joys of playing games outside without forcing them to make up games from scratch. However, as your kids get used to playing outside and they develop new habits, you’ll find them both making up new games and asking for more things to do outside with their friends. Tosso is a great place to find significant discounts on outdoor games for all ages and skill sets. They may move from dominoes and tic tac toe to games like bocce or croquet. Once you introduce these games on a regular basis, your children will start to look forward to them every year and begin to initiate games on their own. Consider starting a family dominoes tournament during your next Fourth of July party or a giant dice game at your next birthday party. Soon these games can become a part of your family’s traditions.

Brent is the founder and CEO of Tosso.com. Also the inventor and designer of the Ladder Golf and Hammer Crown collections of games. Brent enjoys working, playing games, mountain biking, swimming and family time.



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