Let the Tailgate Games Begin!

While we love cheering on our favorite team, tailgating is indisputably one of the best parts of football season. Whether you’re outside the stadium or in your own backyard, play any of these six crowd-pleasing games to take your tailgate to the next level.


A tailgate classic, Cornhole (Baggo/Bean Bag Toss) needs no introduction. Pick up a Cornhole set from your local sporting goods store or make your own with a few pieces of plywood and bean bags. Simply set up and watch your fellow tailgaters flock to this tried and true favorite.


Set up a horseshoe game with metal stakes and large horseshoes, or pick up a rubber version if you’re playing with children or will be in a crowded area.

Tin Can Bowling

Save soup and vegetable tin cans to create your own tailgate bowling set! Set up 10 cans in a bowling pin arrangement, appoint a scorekeeper, find a small rubber ball and start bowling. Paint the cans in your team’s color for extra flair.

Giant Jenga

Everyone loves a nail-biting game of Jenga. Take one of the most popular coffee table game to your tailgate by ordering a giant version online or making a trip to the hardware store and building your own!

Bocce Ball

If you’ll have a little extra space at your tailgate, pick up a bocce ball set and create a court with spray chalk. Make a tournament bracket if you really want to get in the competitive spirit.

Lawn Twister

With a few cans of spray chalk and a twister board spinner, you can create a giant yard Twister board. If you want to perfect the rows of circles, use string to map out the board and a 5 gallon bucket with a hole cut out of the bottom.

A little healthy competition is always fun, but to truly make your tailgate the stuff of legends, pick up some strips, classic chicken, country sides and fresh-brewed tea from Lee’s! Find the Lee’s location nearest you.

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