Best Outdoor Games

From the time we were little kids playing outside until dusk, curfew, or whenever Mom called us home, we have loved to pass time outside playing a variety of games ranging from the well structured football games to the free-wheeling games of tag or cops and robbers. Even as adults, playing outdoor games is something to look forward to, although it seems necessary to schedule such events, purchase the necessary equipment, and form leagues.

Outdoor games have always been a great way to make friends, spend time with people, get some exercise, and otherwise enjoy being in the open world and not cooped up inside. This list is for you to rank the best, most entertaining, and all around most enjoyable outdoor games.

The Top Ten

1 Rainbow Tag


It is cool

2 Soccer Soccer Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players each. It is played with a spherical ball. The objective is to score the ball in the other teams goal.

My favourite

It's awesome!

Best teamwork game ever

Soccer game is best outdoor game foreever. It keep us feet and healthy

3 Slip 'N' Slide

How to play

4 Hide and Seek

I remember playing hide and seek outside before it was quite fun - trains45

It is best game for ever

It is lit

Hide and seek is super doper awesome game for everyone

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5 Badminton Badminton Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" and "doubles".
6 Water Balloon Fight

Best Game Ever since the beginning of time

I used to do this as a kid and it was fun!

7 Horse
8 Jumprope

See how far you can go

9 Nerf Battle
10 Kickball


The Newcomers

? The Floor is Lava

Either played indoors or outdoors. The participant's goal is not to touch the ground (lava) or is eliminated from the game. - lapra

? Duck Duck Goose

Outdoor/Indoor game where a group of people sit in a circle, one has to choose a person who's goose, which is done usually walking around touching several or more people's head saying duck first. Once the player has chosen a goose, the goose must chase that person and attempt to tag it. - lapra

The Contenders

11 Baseball Baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.

I remember playing baseball in school it was kinda fun - trains45

12 Freeze Tag

I remember playing freeze tag in elementary school in gym class it was fun - trains45

13 Cricket Cricket Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket, a set of three wooden stumps sited at each end.

I love cricket

Beautiful gamr

Very good game please like the game

14 Snowball Fight
15 Basketball Basketball Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard at each end.


16 Red Light, Green Light

Run stop run awesome

17 Racing
18 Zombies!

Oh, well there was a zombie apocalypse again during play time.

19 Shadow Tag
20 Dodgeball
21 Capture the Flag

Best game outside unless your younger siblings are playing. Then they whine when they don't win, argue, and call everything you did unfair, even though they hid their flag in the butt pocket of someone on their team's jeans,who, might I add, went into your base.

Very interesting game
love it!

22 American Football
23 Hop Scotch

See if yo can go all the way

24 Dead Man
25 Hide & Seek Tag
26 Wrestling
27 Flashlight Tag

Best game ever. (without a ball

28 Catching Fireflies
29 Ball Tag
30 Marco Polo
31 Chucky
32 Tag

Tag was fun I remember playing it outside as recess everyday in grade 2 - trains45

Tag is so fun and it gets a good sweat

33 Roleplay/ Play Parts of a Family
34 Around the House
35 War/Invisible Guns
36 Virus Tag
37 Cops and Robbers
38 Simon Says

Try not to be fooled

39 Rugby Rugby Rugby league football, usually called rugby league, league, rugby or football , is a full contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.
40 Bench Tag
41 Toilet Tag

I remember toilet tag in elementary school in gym class - trains45

You sit down on your knees and if someone tags you someone has to flush you and your back in the game

42 Zombie Apocalypse
43 Table Tennis Table Tennis Ping-pong, or table tennis, is a sport where players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table.

It is the best game ever!

44 Volleyball

A popular indoor/outdoor sports game. - lapra

45 Catch

Simplest outdoor game which usually involves a ball. Enjoyed by mostly kids. - lapra

46 Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey is often played indoors, but can be also played outdoors if possible. - lapra

I remember I seen outdoor hockey games I remember flames vs jets was outside on oct 26 2019, and oilers vs jets was outside on oct 23 2016 - trains45

47 Tennis

A popular sport game. - lapra

48 Golf Golf Golf is a club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes from a range of 80 to 600 yards on a course in as few strokes as possible.

A sport game where the player needs to hit a ball using a club, into a hole usually in a far distance with the fewest hits as possible. - lapra

49 Tug of War

Popular outdoor game which involves strength. Usually enjoyed by kids but is enjoyed by all ages. The game is comprised of two teams whose goal is to pull the rope in a direction, while the other team has to pull the rope from the opposite direction. - lapra

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Top Remixes

1. Badminton
2. Soccer
3. Jumprope
1. Rainbow Tag
2. Slip 'N' Slide
3. Water Balloon Fight


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