How to Play: Look for a reasonable amount of space to set up the wickets and stakes. Each colored mallet matches up with a particular ball. Following standard course formation, zigzag from wicket to wicket. Cleanly poking the ball through the proper wicket allows for continuation shots, while extra shots, croquets, can be earned from making a roquet on other's balls.
Why It's Awesome: The thought of croquet might elicit visions of snooty 19th-century English bourgeoisie, but the sport is great for families, and should be a welcome pick-me-up after three-putting every hole in your last golf outing. Set-up is quicker than you think, and the game is manageable after watching just one player take on a string of wickets.