In the Olympic spirit, here are some games to get you outdoors this August. Entertain outside and play, or just be prepared for your houseguests if they have a competitive streak.
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A minimalist chic Croquet Set in a streamlined light wooden box from Anthropologie.
Keep the lawn action going with a delux Bocce Ball and Horseshoe Set by St Pierre. Perfect for sunset cocktail time.
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A French cousin of Bocce, Petanque originated in the countryside of Provence. The uber modern chrome and teak set from Design Within Reach will impress your design snob guests.
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Ok, so maybe the fake glass bottles aren't as chic as Jones Soda's, but a good game of Ring Toss can get any party started. From Target.
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Get around the water in a 12 -seater electric Duffy Boat, that tops out at 6 miles per hour. I first laid eyes on these cuties in Newport Beach.
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In the sand or on deck, Nauti and Co.'s easily portable roll-up Backgammon Set for those that love a game, even on the go.
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Or, take this handmade in Maine beauty out for a spin. The beautiful wooden Wee Two, from Laughing Loon, is perfect for navigating hard-to-access inaccessible ponds in remote and beautiful places.
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If big waves get you out of bed early in the morning in Montauk, the Malwitz Keel Fish Surf Board from Saturday's Surf NYC is a good way to practice your pop-ups and hang ten.