Gear: Gaming The Tailgate

Summer means fun in the sun. But you can’t have all those guests outside just hanging around the grill, asking when the food will be done. They need something to do… besides drinking and socializing. Well, I’ve heard some people do. So Tailgate Fan has a few barbeque-friendly games to add to your fun. (Experienced tailgaters may already know about some of these, then again…)


The BULZiBUCKET offers three backyard games, all played with hacky sacks as space allows. Toss, kick and juggle your way to hours of fun. The Bucket sets up and disassembles in seconds and comes with a handy carrying case.

Buy the BULZiBUCKET ($99.99).

Quarterback Touchdown

What tailgater doesn’t like to occasionally toss around the football? No one that I’ve met. Quarterback Touchdown turns the quintessential tailgating activity into a competition for guests of all ages. Play one of the four games that involve tossing soft footballs into various holes. The games are perfect for kids of all ages.

Buy Quarterback Touchdown ($79.99).

Tailgate Golf Cornhole

Cornhole is usually played with beanbags. But why not play it with golf balls? With Tailgate Golf Cornhole, you can. Practice chipping wherever there’s enough room to set this up, including your next barbeque. High scores in your backyard will help lower your scores on the golf course. (Golf clubs not included.)

Buy Tailgate Golf Cornhole ($49.99).

Tailgate Golf Cornhole

Photo Credit: Tailgate Golf

Professional Beer Pong Table

Beer Pong isn’t just for basements at parties any more. It’s competitive sport, and serious players need the right equipment, like this 8-foot professional beer pong table. Frankly, weekend partiers do too because, why not? This table is long enough to hold 10 cups per side with plenty of room in between. And there are actual holes in the table to keep the cups steady and a ball holder affixed to each end. Add blue glow lights to keep the game alive after the sun goes down.

Buy the Professional Beer Pong Table ($149.99).

What are your favorite tailgate and backyard barbecue games? Let us know in the comments below.

Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology, gadget and lifestyle writer based on the West Coast.


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