Ok here is an oldie but a goodie. I don't know how many of you remember playing jarts but it was a family tradition in our family. Well of course my dad would play horseshoes if he could but in the back yard we would all get together on the weekend and play jarts.
I had such great times playing this game and happen to be on line and saw it at Amazon so I bought the set. For those of you not familar with jarts it is very similary to horseshoes, there are two plastics rings that you set apart from each other. I don't know the correct distance we just use to set them at opposite ends of the lawn. You can play one on one or two memeber to a team. You try to get the jart (which looks like a large dart) into the circle. If know one gets it in the circle it the the one closest. We played this for hours during the summer when I was growing up. I can't wait to have the family over and start this tradition again.
The only downside is the jarts are very pointy and should not be played with by small children, or if you are going to allow them to play make sure they are supervised. But I can guarantee hours of fun with this game and a lot of heated competition.