Enjoy the outdoors with these lawn games available at the Smith Library!
Games check out on your library card for one week and must be borrowed (and returned) to the Edward Smith Library.
Tumbling Timbers is perfect for indoor or outdoor events such as BBQ’s, tailgating, camping and much more. The game includes fifty-six – 1.5 in. x 2.5 in. x 7.5 in. pieces and 19 rows of tumbling timbers. Players take turns removing a block (using only 1 hand) and placing it on the top. The object is to be the last player to successfully stack a wooden block without knocking down the tower. This timber game stands 2.5 ft. tall to start and depending on your level of experience can reach a height of 5 ft.
Ladder Toss is an outdoor game played between two teams who take turns attempting to throw a bolo made of two golf balls connected by a rope at a ladder. Each ladder rung is worth varying point values of 1, 2 or 3 points. In order to win the game, a team must score exactly 21 points.
Croquet is a classic lawn game ideal for barbeques, picnics and more as it’s easy to understand for players of almost any age. The object of the game is to use a mallet to hit your ball(s) through the course of hoops (wickets) in the right sequence and finish by hitting them against the center stake. The first player to successfully navigate through the course wins.
Horseshoes is a lawn game played between two people (or two teams of two people) using four horseshoes and two throwing targets (stakes) set in a lawn or sandy area. Players alternate turns tossing horseshoes at stakes in the ground, which are traditionally placed 40 feet apart.
Cornhole is a classic bag tossing game that is fun for all ages. Players take turns throwing their bags at a raised platform (board) with a hole in the far end. A bag tossed in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the board scores 1 point. The game can be played with 2 or 4 players.
Kan Jam is a 4-player disc game, similar to bean bag toss, played with a flying disc that uses teamwork to score. The object of the game is to score points as a team by throwing the disc in the goal (“kan”). You and a partner work together to get the disc to do one of three things: hit the kan, go inside the kan through the top opening or, best of all, through the kan’s slot opening for an Instant Win. One player throws the disc toward the kan and the other can redirect it.