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15+ Best Outdoor Games For Adults In 2024

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Jane Ng 22 April, 2024 11 min read

Summer is just around the corner, and we have the perfect chance to enjoy the beauty of nature, breathe in the fresh air, bask in the sunshine, and feel the refreshing breezes. So what are you waiting for?

Seize this opportunity to make unforgettable memories with loved ones and coworkers by playing these 15 Best Outdoor Games For Adults below!

This collection of games brings you waves of laughter and relaxation moments!

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Overview

Best game for 15 people?Rugby union
Name of ball games?Basketball, Baseball, Football
How many people can be in 1 outdoor game team?4-5 people
Overview of Outdoor Games for Adults

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Drinking Games – Outdoor games for adults

#1 – Beer Pong

What could be more enjoyable than sipping a cold summer beer? 

You can set up a table outdoors and fill cups with beer. Then everyone split into two teams. Each team takes turns attempting to throw ping pong balls into their opponent’s cups. 

If a ball lands in a cup, the opposing team must drink the beer in the cup.

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#2 – Flip Cup

Flip Cup is another very well-liked game. Divide into two teams, each member standing on the opposite sides of a long table, with a cup filled with a beverage in front of them. After each person has finished their cup, they try to flip it over using the table’s edge. 

The first team to successfully flip all of their cups wins the game.

#3 – Quarters 

Quarters is a fun and competitive game that requires skill and precision. 

Players bounce a quarter off a table and into a cup of liquid. If the quarter lands in the cup, the player must choose someone to drink the beverage.

#4 – Never Have I Ever

You will undoubtedly learn some surprising facts from your friends playing this game. 

Players take turns making a statement starting with “Never have I ever…”. If someone in the group has done what the player says they haven’t, they must take a drink.

Scavenger Hunt – Outdoor games for adults

#5 – Nature Scavenger Hunt 

Let’s explore nature together!

You and your team can create a list of natural items for players to find, such as a pinecone, a feather, a smooth rock, a wildflower, and a mushroom. The first player or team to collect all the items on the list wins.

#6 – Photo Scavenger Hunt

A Photo Scavenger Hunt is a fun and creative outdoor activity that challenges players to photograph specific items or scenarios on a list. So the list can include a funny sign, a dog in a costume, a stranger doing a silly dance, and a bird in flight. Etc. The first player or team to complete the list wins.

To have a successful Photo Scavenger Hunt, you can set a time limit, provide a designated area for players to return with their photos, and have a judge evaluate the photos if necessary.

#7 – Beach Scavenger Hunt

It’s time to head to the beach!

Create a list of items for players to find on the beach, such as a seashell, a crab, a piece of sea glass, a feather, and a bit of driftwood. Then players must search the beach to find the items on the list. They can work together or individually to find the items. The first team or player to collect all the items on the list wins the game.

To make the game more educational, you can include some environmental challenges in the scavenger hunt, such as collecting trash from the beach.

#8 – Geocaching Scavenger Hunt

Use a GPS app or smartphone to find hidden containers called geocaches in the surrounding area. Players must follow clues to locate caches, sign diaries, and trade small trinkets. The first player or team to find all the buffers wins.

You can also learn more about Geocaching here.

#9 – Treasure Hunt 

Are you ready to find the treasure? Create a map or clues leading players to a hidden gem or prize. The treasure could be buried in the ground or hidden somewhere in the surrounding area. The first player or team to find the glory wins.

Note: Remember to follow local laws and regulations and respect the environment while playing.

Physical Games – Outdoor games for adults

#10 – Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee is a great way to get outdoors and stay active while having fun with friends. It requires speed, agility, and good communication and can be played by people of all ages and skill levels.

Similar to soccer, Ultimate Frisbee is played with a Frisbee instead of a ball. It combines elements of soccer and American football and can be played with teams of various sizes. Players pass the Frisbee down the field to get it into the opposing team’s end zone.

The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

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#11 – Capture the Flag

Capture the Flag is a classic outdoor game involving two teams competing to capture the other team’s flag and bring it back to their field side.

Players can be tagged out and jailed by the opposing team if caught on the other team’s side of the field. And if they want to be free from jail, their teammate has to successfully cross into the jail area and tag them without being tagged.

The game ends when one team successfully captures the other team’s flag and brings it back to their home base.

Capture the Flag can be modified with different rules or game variations to keep things interesting.

#12 – Cornhole

Cornhole, also known as bean bag toss, is a fun and easy-to-learn game.

You can set up two Cornhole boards, which are typically raised platforms with a hole in the centre, facing each other. Then divide players into two teams. Each team takes turns tossing bean bags at the opposite Cornhole board, trying to get their bags in the hole or on the board for points.

The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Team Building Activities – Outdoor games for adults

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#13 – Trust Walk

Are you ready to put your trust in your partner and take on the challenge of the Trust Walk?

It is a fun and challenging team-building activity that promotes trust and communication skills among team members. In this activity, your team will be divided into pairs, with one person blindfolded and the other as their guide.

With words alone, the guide must lead their partner through an obstacle course or around a set path.

By completing this activity, your team will learn to trust and rely on one another, communicate effectively, and work together to achieve a common goal.

#14 – Relay Races

Relay Races are a classic and exciting team-building activity that can be tailored to suit your team’s needs and abilities. This activity involves setting up a relay race course with various obstacles and challenges, such as an egg and spoon race, a three-legged race, or a balance beam.

The teams must work together to complete each challenge and pass the baton to the next team member. The goal is to complete the race as quickly as possible while overcoming the obstacles along the way.

It’s a great way to build camaraderie and improve morale among team members while having fun and getting some exercise. So gather your team, lace up your running shoes, and prepare for friendly competition with Relay Races. 

#15 – Marshmallow Challenge

Marshmallow Challenge is a creative and fun team-building activity that challenges teams to think outside the box and work together to build the tallest structure they can with a set number of marshmallows and spaghetti sticks.

As the teams build their structures, they must rely on each other’s strengths and communicate effectively to ensure their design is stable and stands tall. 

Whether you’re a seasoned team or just starting, this activity will bring out the best in your team and help them build valuable skills that can be applied in any team setting.

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Benefits For HRers – Outdoor Games For Adults At Work

Incorporating outdoor games for adults in HR can benefit employees and the organization. Here are some of them:

  • Improve employee well-being: Outdoor games require physical activity, which can help improve employee health and well-being. This can lead to lower absenteeism rates, increased productivity, and improved physical and mental health.
  • Increase teamwork and collaboration: These activities need teamwork and collaboration, which can help build stronger employee bonds.
  • Enhance problem-solving and decision-making skills: Outdoor games for adults often involve problem-solving and decision-making skills, which can help to develop these skills among employees. This can lead to better performance and results.
  • Reduce stress and increase creativity: Taking a break from work and engaging in outdoor activities can help to reduce stress levels and boost creativity.

Key Takeaways 

By using AhaSlides‘ curated list of the 15 best outdoor games for adults, you’re sure to create unforgettable memories. Additionally, it’s important to remember that these activities offer numerous benefits for employees and the organization.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


Got a question? We’ve got answers.

Take a walk in a green space (local park…), draw or paint animals or nature scenes, have a meal outdoor, exercise frequently and follow a woodland trail…
Team members to describe 30 seconds of their lives, normally is what they want to do for their every last living second!
Beer Pong, KanJam, Flip Cup, Polish Horseshoes, Quarters, Drunk Jenga, Power Hour and Drunk waiter