The Weather Network – Add extra fun to your summer plans with giant outdoor games

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When the forecast calls for warm sunny weather, these outdoor games will provide a huge amount of entertainment for all ages. Take them to the park, beach or cottage, or set them up in your own backyard.

Jumbo Checker Mat Set

Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on nearly 2,600 Amazon.ca reviews

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Checkers is a classic two-player board game involving strategy that’s anything but boring! This mega mat is machine washable making it perfect for use on outdoor surfaces like grass and the pieces are impossible to misplace, measuring three inches in diameter! Customer reviews indicate that it’s a fun option for grandkids to play with when they visit and also wash the mat, following the instructions provided, before first use.

Giant Sorry! Classic family board game

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on nearly 900 Amazon.ca reviews

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You won’t be sorry you added this game to the mix! It has been around for generations and is a memorable activity for your family or friends at your next gathering. The vinyl board measures 64 x 64 inches and comes with 12 life-size pawns, a spinner, and an instruction sheet. This game is suitable for two to four players, ages six and up. Customer reviews note that the assembly of parts, which is a bit cumbersome, is required, but the game offers a lot of fun at an affordable price.


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Giant Jenga Game

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on over 600 Amazon.ca reviews

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It’s harder than it looks to take a jumbo block from the bottom and put it on top with this throwback game from the giant Jenga! The wooden blocks stack for just over four feet of pure fun suitable for one or more players, ages eight and up. Believe it or not, this version is over eight times the size of classic Jenga, which is an impressive fact that you can tell your opponents. Customers report that the game is fun, well-designed, and worth paying the slightly expensive price tag.

Giant inflatable bowling game for children and adults

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Rated 4.1 out of 5 based on over 600 Amazon.ca reviews

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You will surely score a strike with your family for ordering this backyard game! The inflatable bowling set comes with one ball and six pins that are nearly two feet tall. The parts come with a quick inflation valve that lets you set up the game in minutes as well as an anti-deflation valve that lets you play for hours without the pins losing air. A customer notes that her children loved the game but didn’t have the attention span to play for long, so it was best to divide the group into several small teams for friendly competition.

Game of giant wooden dice

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 based on over 5,200 Amazon.ca reviews

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Expand your game with these dice crafted from hand-sanded pine wood and featuring hot-stamped numbers that won’t fade. They also come with a handy carry case, making them easy to store for days at the park. According to online reviews, the majority of customers are satisfied with their orders. Some wish the dashboard was even bigger.


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