I had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend in Martha's Vineyard and spent much of it playing some of my favorite summer games.
1) Kadima - I could play this paddle game for hours - especially on the beach. This weekend quite a contest ensued among the boys in our group with one of the pairs hitting the ball back-and-forth 180 times! My best friend loves the game so much that she had custom paddles made to use at her wedding weekend. Buy a set here.
2) Croquet - For the rules of Croquet click here. If you're in the market for a set, make sure you get a good one - unsturdy wickets and broken mallets are no fun. This weekend, we used a great set by L.L. Bean. I think this vintage croquet set is awesome.
3) Cornhole - For the rules of Cornhole click here. I had never played this game until a few weekends ago at a wedding welcome dinner and thought it was very fun. Buy custom boards here.