I know it's fall, but these temperatures lately have got people outside and having fun. I don't know anyone who doesn't absolutely love outdoor backyard games. Mix in a little alcohol, and this is an ALL DAY event.

HERE ARE 10 POPULAR MASSACHUSETTS BACKYARD GAMES

1. CORNHOLE

What's better than this? The goal: get the corn kernel bags in the hole, slide it up and in or with a straight swish. Just make sure your boards are slippery. Sand and paint that shit if it didn't come that way.

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2. FRISBEE

"You wanna toss the disc, brah?" These things come in different weights and people certainly have their own style of throwing, but frisbee is mad fun in a big open space.

3. KAN JAM

I will piggyback frisbee with Kan Jam just because it's played with a frisbee or course. Played with a partner, get that frisbee in the top of that bucket or even better get it in the mail slot.

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4. WIFFLE BALL

Born in Connecticut, Wiffle Ball is the perfect way to emulate a professional pitcher. Learning how to correctly throw a Wiffle ball can take a while, but it's totally worth it. Ditch the standard yellow bat and replace it with the plastic black bat seen below and it's fun for the batter as well.

5. BADMINTON

A super fun game, as long as there is no WIND, bro. And...a cheap set of racquets and shuttlecocks (the birdie), can affect play. If you love the game, spend the extra $.

6. BEER PONG

YAAAAAAAAAAA. Fanatics take this game deadly serious. Drinking light beer out of dirty cups with dirty ping pong balls but nobody cares because they're buzzed. Don't get caught by the other team bouncing one in on ya.

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7. TOSSIN' THE FOOTBALL

Simple. Easy.

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8. BOCCE

Every 4th of July my Italian third cousins are obsessed with hosting a bocce tournament. This game is not normally played on grass, however, it's fine if you do. Get the heavy ball as close to the little white ball (pallino) as possible.

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9. LADDER BALL

Two balls on each end of a short rope. Get 'em to wrap around the rung that will give you the most points.

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10. WASHER TOSS

Similar to cornhole, the object is to get oversized "washers" in the appropriate hole. People often make their own boards at home.

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