The Best Camping Games in 2021

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Looking for a game to take on your next camping trip?

Perfect, because we know all about having fun in the great outdoors.

Camping games are a great way to pass the time while hanging out at your tentsite at the end of a long day in the mountains. However, finding the right one can be tricky because there are so many awesome options out there.

Here are three of the most important features of a good camp game :

  • Portable. Camping games should be lightweight and packable, preferably under 3lbs (1.4kg)
  • Intuitive. While a good game can be difficult to win, it shouldn’t be overwhelmingly complicated to play.
  • Versatile. Games that can be played with a range of different ages and abilities are often best for camping.

To help you find the right game for your next camping getaway, we’ve compiled this list of the top options on the market today.

Here are the 10 best camping games to keep you entertained.

Uno Classic

Uno Classic Games for Camping
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  • Number of Players : 2 to 10
  • Age Group : 7 to adult

Uno Classic is a fast-paced card game that’s suitable for school age children and the whole family. With this highly portable game, you get a deck of 112 cards that have four suits of 25 cards each.

The purpose of Uno is to match a card in your hand with the card that’s on the top of the deck, either in terms of color or number. As soon as one person runs out of cards, they can shout UNO! to win the game.

Bicycle Poker Rider Back Cards

Bicycle Poker Rider Back Card Games for Camping
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  • Number of Players : 1+
  • Age Group : 5+

A good deck of playing cards is a must for any camping trip. The Bicycle Poker Rider Back Cards are standard poker size and feature the company’s classic graphics.

With two decks of these USA-manufactured playing cards, you can play nearly any card game that you can think of, including solitaire, poker, hearts, blackjack and gin rummy.

The Bicycle Poker Rider Back Cards are sturdy and durable. Two decks of these cards also weigh just 3.7oz (104.9g), making them one of the lightest and most portable camping games available.

Connect 4 Strategy Board Game

Connect 4 Strategy Board Games for Camping
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  • Number of Players : 2
  • Age Group : 6+

The Connect 4 Strategy Board Game is a fun way to introduce a bit of lighthearted competition into your evenings at the campground.

This game features a plastic grid and two colors of discs. Each player chooses a disc color and works to stack their dicks vertically, horizontally, or diagonally until they get four of their pieces in a row, all while blocking the other player’s progress at the same time.

Plus, the Connect 4 Strategy Board Game is both lightweight and easy to set up, so it’s a great option for family camping trips.

Jenga Wood Block Game

Jenga Wood Block Games for Camping
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  • Number of Players : 2+
  • Age Group : 6+

Jenga! If you’re staying at a campground with picnic tables, this game is a must-have due to its compact size and endless opportunities for fun.

With Jenga, you can play in a group of nearly any size. You simply need to set up the hardwood blocks and then work strategically to remove blocks from the tower without knocking everything over.

This is a great option both for adults and families with school-aged children because it requires both skill and concentration. Plus, it’s sure to end in a lot of laughs.

Bananagrams

Bananagrams Games for Camping
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  • Number of Players : 2+
  • Age Group : 7+

Bananagrams is a bit like the portable and fast-paced cousin of Scrabble. It’s an excellent way to get the whole family involved in some healthy competition without the need to carry around a large board game while camping.

With this game, you get 144 letter tiles packaged up in a small banana-shaped pouch for easy transport.

To play, everyone starts with 7 tiles and works to make their own personal Scrabble-style board. When you need a new piece, you simply pull one from the middle.

At the end, the first person to complete their Bananagrams board and run out of tiles is crowned the winner of the game.

Monopoly National Parks Edition

Monopoly National Parks Edition Games for Camping
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  • Number of Players : 2 to 6
  • Age Group : 8+

Monopoly is an absolute classic of a board game and this outdoor-themed version is a great way to get everyone excited about camping. In Monopoly National Parks Edition, you get to play the traditional board game but with 22 of the most popular National Parks replacing the standard Atlantic City property names.

With this version, everything from the game pieces to the money and the action cards are decorated with artwork from the United States’ famous parks. Although the game often takes a while to finish, the Monopoly National Parks Edition also comes with a speed play option to keep things light and fun.

Throw Throw Burrito

Throw Throw Burrito Games for Camping
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  • Number of Players : 2 to 6
  • Age Group : 7+

Mix a good ol’ fashioned card game with dodgeball and you end up with Throw Throw Burrito. In this game, you work to collect sets of matching cards faster than other players all while trying to dodge a flying squishy burrito.

The purpose is to collect piles of 3 matching cards throughout the deck before anyone else does. Along the way, you can throw the plush burrito at your opponents to steal their cards or you can start a full-fledged burrito duel where the winner takes all.

Throw Throw Burrito is a nice option for families and small groups that want to spice up camping trips because it’s lightweight, highly portable, and full of good-natured fun.

Sotally Tober Drinking Games

Sotally Tober Drinking Games for Camping
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  • Number of Players : 3 to 10
  • Age Group : 21+

If you’re looking for an adults-only game, Sotally Tober Drinking Games might be your best bet. This interactive card game gets everyone in the group laughing by making each player draw a card that asks them to perform a certain task.

Like any adults-only card game, Sotally Tober involves quite a few adult beverages. At the end, the person who manages to consume the fewest drinks wins, though it’s unlikely that you’ll be keeping track after a few cards.

Fire-Side Chats

Fire-Side Chat Games for Camping
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  • Number of Players : 2 to 10
  • Age Group : 3+

If you’re looking to bond a bit more as a family or group while enjoying a good laugh along the way, Fire-Side Chats is a solid option.

This game includes a portable deck of playing cards, each of which features a conversation starter. You can use it to play your favorite card game, or you can sit around the fire and connect with friends, family, and new acquaintances through meaningful conversation.

Take 'N' Play Anywhere - Bingo

Take 'N' Play Anywhere - Bingo Games for Camping
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  • Number of Players : 2
  • Age Group : 4+

Bingo is a great game for children and adults alike because it’s simple to play and surprisingly engaging. With the Take ‘N’ Play Anywhere Bingo set, you get two magnetic bingo boards that can provide hours of fun for players of all ages.

One of the biggest benefits of this game is its portability. The two magnetic bingo boards pack up into a durable travel-sized box and include everything you need to host your own bingo night while camping.

Gaby Pilson

Gaby is a professional mountain guide with a master’s degree in outdoor education. She works primarily in the polar regions as an expedition guide, though she can be found hiking, climbing, skiing, sailing, or paddling in some of the world’s most amazing places when not at work.