Games For Americas Birthday!
Looks like itâs that time of year again, and itâs time to celebrate Americaâs 241th Birthday right. The 4th has to be my favorite holiday you got booze, flags, parades and BBQâs not to mention a 4 day weekend (for some lucky folks at least).
The BBQ is without a doubt the most important part of this holiday, and youâve got the essentials â beers, burgers and brats âbut what I have learned over the years is that you need an activity or two to pass the time. If you donât come up with some fun games people generally end up creating their own games of the alcoholic verity. This isnât necessarily a bad thing (unless you have work the next day) or its your house getting trashed.
Thanks to the Founding Fatherâs vision of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, you have an infinite number of awesome games to occupy your guests.
Note: these are strictly lawn and pool games, so no beer pong, kings cup, 7/11 dubs, flip cup or Polish horseshoes â hence this one has âPolishâ in its name, and itâs Americas birthday not Polandsâ¦.
Also, fishing and hunting are sadly not included on this list either for obvious safety reasonsâ¦
1. Whiffle ball
Americaâs pastime remarketed for drunks and girls to play together. Lets be real, there arenât many activities that can top n epic wiffle ball game. Therefore this is my No. 1.
American lawn game at its finest. The simplicity of the game is what should be heralded, not its competitive nature or the talent you need to posses to play it. After all, it canât be all that complicated to chuck a beanbag into a hole, right?
5. Croquet (American name: Wickets)
Canât say I have ever played this game but it looks pretty fun. Similar to horseshoes, betting on croquet seems like common practice which makes the competition all that more exciting.
Bocci ball is the more skilled version of cornhole without the boards and the holes, so sadly no room for sexual innuendos when playing, but it sure as hell is fun.
This is a great game for everyone trying to burn some of those July 4th calories. It could be played in or out of the pool depending on equipment and the number of people willing to participate. Warning: this game can create some serious rivalries and possible injury.
Best part about frisbee is that everyone at the party can play and no matter where you are, the homeowner should have multiple Frisbees. This means easy set up and unless your friends are dicks there will be no hostility.
10. American trivia
Last, but sure has hell not least is this American BBQ classic. I realize I should probably have put this one at top the list, but itâs not exactly a âgameâ so iâll leave it for last. With that said, every Fourth of July party should include some American trivia to test the partygoers knowledge of this country and its rich history. Many version are available online. Here are a couple of great version to peruse.