9 Best Inflatable Games
Summer is here and, if you’re like every other parent, you’re looking for fun stuff to do with the kids. Well, worry no more! Some of the best and easiest games to play are inflatable, making them not only lightweight and ideal but also easy to tote and store.
Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors or you’re looking for something to do in a large indoor space, inflatable games don’t require any additional props, and no table will be needed.
Inflatable games are perfect for family reunions, picnics, camping trips, parties, family game night, or just for keeping the kids entertained during the summer break.
We’ve taken some time to do the research and we found 10 of the best inflatable games that you might want to consider for your summer fun.
#1 Inflatable Dice (6 pieces) – Bulk
This set of six sturdy vinyl dice stand at 12-inches tall and comes in blue, green, red, yellow, orange, and purple.
The dice are versatile enough that they can be used for any cool dice game; help the kids with color recognition or play math games; you can even use them for team building activities.
Pull the family together for a competitive game of yard Yahtzee and watch these dice in action.
You’ve never played Yahtzee before? No problem, here’s how you play:
The rules of this game are simple enough that everyone can play.
Using only five of the six dice, the first person rolls the dice. The idea is to fill in all the spaces on your score card. For example, you will try to roll all ones, twos, threes, fours, fives, and sixes. If you roll all five of one number you will get a Yahtzee giving you 50 points! You will also want to try for three or four of a kind, full house, small and large straight, and a chance when you have nothing else to keep.
Each person gets three rolls, and with each roll, they can keep what they want and roll the rest or throw them all back in and try again. The last roll counts because you will have to take a score, so make sure it’s a good one!
#2 Intex Inflatable 36″ Giant Tire Tubes for Swimming Pool/Lake/Ocean (6 Pack)
If you’re planning an event for the younger kids, you might want to consider setting up a safe obstacle course. Set up these six sturdy tires and let the kids run through them just like the grown-up obstacles except these tires won’t cause any bruises.
You can also incorporate them into a relay race by giving each team a tire and making them roll it to the line and back.
If you wish to use these tires for their intended purpose then you will need to know that they are designed for one adult rider on each tube and no one under 9 years old should use them in the water.
#3 Inflatable Pizza Toss Game
This game provides hours of indoor/outdoor fun for all ages with the durable 5-foot round inflatable pizza and six 4-inch round bean bags, three red and three black.
How to play? It’s easy! Go head to head or form two teams. On each person’s turn, they get to toss their three beanbags, one at a time, at the target making their landing into the numbered pepperoni holes. Keep track of those numbers because the individual or team who scores the most points wins.
Set a time limit or set a certain amount of games to finalize the scores, you can mix up the variations however you want. Parents can compete against the kids or let the boys compete with the girls at the next birthday party.
No matter which way you choose to play, this game will sure to be a hit!
#4 Jumbo Inflatable Ring Toss
Gather the kids and get the grandparents for a competition against the generations.
Set up this inflatable 60-inch crossbar base and oversized PVC pieces, add to it the four 18-inch round rings and let the game begin!
It’s simple to play and lightweight to handle. Split everyone into two teams. Each person gets to take turns with their opponent throwing their rings. Score 10, 20, 30, or 40 points by ringing the target. Ring the center and get 50 points!
You can be creative with the points especially when playing with small children. If no one makes a ring, give the person closest 5 points. You can also cancel each other out by ringing the same target as your opponent. There are so many creative ways to play ring toss.
#5 Inflatable Limbo Summer Party Game
You no longer need a broomstick, and everyone can participate because this inflatable set will stand alone.
It comes with a 6-foot inflatable stick that hooks onto two inflatable poles. Just add water or sand to the base of the poles for added security and you’re all set! This game even comes with a patch kit just in case someone gets a little rough.
Once you have the game set up, crank up some limbo dance music and start the line. With the stick placed on the very top rung of the poles, each person must go one at a time through the poles without touching the stick. When everyone has been through once the stick is lowered to the next rung and each person takes another turn through. The dance continues with the stick being lowered each round. If a person touches any parts of the stick or poles, or they fall to the floor, they are out. The last person left in the limbo wins.
This party game offers everything you need to keep the crowd excited.
#6 AIRHEAD LOB THE BLOB GAME-Lob the Blob
Much like the popular game of cornhole, Lob the Blob can be played in the water.
This inflatable floating game is constructed with a heavy gauge PVC with a speed safety valve. It includes four green blobs and four blue blobs that can be thrown onto the target of the 37 x 26-inch playing surface.
The rules to playing are simple. Just grab a friend and compete by taking turns to drown the blob into the 10-inch hole. For each blob in the hole, you will get 3 points. If the blob lands on the playing surface you will get 1 point. Knock your opponent’s blob off the surface and take away their point. The first person to get 21 points wins the game.
This game can be anchored and played on dry land if there is no water around.
#7 Swimline Tic-Tac-Toe Inflatable Toss Game
The inflatable floating game board comes with squishy toss balls that are uniquely weighted to always rotate up for you to see the “X” and “O.”
You already know the rules to this game, but since you have to strategically throw the balls into the matching squares, well, let’s just say that it isn’t as easy as it looks. The balls can bounce off the sides and into the wrong squares, and what if they bounce off into the water? The struggle is real with this version of tic-tac-toe, but you will be certain not to get bored. Maybe you can finally beat your friend!
#8 Dom CE510 Giant Get Knotted Inflatable Game
The 10 x 10-foot playing mat is covered in bright colors and the two giant inflatable dice make this game a hoot.
Just spread the mat out onto the ground. Each person starts by standing in front of two colors. Someone on the sidelines should be chosen to roll the giant dice. One die reveals a body part and the other die reveals the color. At that point, each person must follow the directions of the combined dice. When a person falls to the ground they are eliminated. The last person standing wins the game. It’s as simple as that and fun to play.
Don’t get stuck in the middle of a bad twist!
#9 Gamecraft Jumbo Inflatable Bowling Set, Multicolor, Medium, Set of 10 pins + 1 Ball
Set this game up outside and play it just like any other game of bowling. Each player will compete for the most points by taking turns knocking down the pins. It can be played the standard way of bowling by throwing the ball twice on each turn and using the scoring system adding up strikes and spares, or just simply keep score tallying up how many pins each person knocks down.
This game will be a surefire hit at your next family outing!
With these nine inflatable game choices, you shouldn’t have any problem finding the right ones that will please every member of the family. Check out these other great outdoor games.