Best Outdoor Activities for Two Players

It’s great to head outdoors and play some games with your friends. But it’s not always possible to get a large group together. However, if you have just one other person to play with, you will still have a variety of outdoor activities to choose from. 

Read on to find out about some great games that can be played with only two players outside.

  • I have played these games with one other person.
  • These games are fun to play.
  • Most of these games can be played with more than two players as well.

Table of Contents

  1. Chocolate
  2. Net Games
  3. Jump Rope Competition
  4. Ball Bouncing Competition
  5. Water Gun Shoot Out
  6. Bury a Time Capsule
  7. Bean Bag Toss
  8. Flashlight Tag
  9. Obstacle Course
  10. Word Games

1. Chocolate

Chocolate is a delicious treat but did you also know, it is also a fun game that two can play?

To start, take chalk and draw a chocolate bar on the sidewalk (11 squares long by 2 squares wide).

The first player chooses a square and tries to hit it with a stone. If he is successful, he jumps on to the square and then marks it with his initial. Then it is the second player’s turn.

The player who is able to claim the most squares wins the game. 

2. Net Games

Net games like ping pong and volleyball can be played with two players. All you need is a net and a ball.

Even if you don’t have a set that you bought in a store, you can always find a net and tie it onto two trees to enjoy a game. 

3. Jump Rope Competition

It can be difficult to jump rope with two people, but if you make it into a competition, it’s completely doable. 

You can each jump rope to see who can jump the longest. You can count how many jumps each of you is able to take each minute, or you can try your luck at jumping on one foot. 

4. Ball Bouncing Competition

Ball bouncing can also be a good way for two players to compete against one another.

Just like in the jump rope competition, players can see which one can keep their ball bouncing the longest or who can bounce their ball the most amount of times in one minute.

To make things even more challenging, incorporate under the leg and behind the back bounces and see who outlasts who. 

5. Water Gun Shoot Out

Water guns are always fun to play with, and a shoot out can occur with as little as two people. Once you are tired of running around, make it into a competition by lining up some empty cans and seeing who can shoot the most down with their water guns. 

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6. Bury a Time Capsule

Here is an outdoor activity that will provide some great memories in the future. You and your friend can work on creating a time capsule. 

Just find an old mason jar or a similar container. Fill it with anything relevant to today like a newspaper clipping or you can also add personal items like a meaningful rock, a piece of jewelry or a note to yourself. 

Be sure to set a reminder for yourself so you can dig it up at some time in the future. 

7. Bean Bag Toss

To make a bean bag toss game, just get a ladder out of your garage. Mark each rung with the number of points each player will get when their bean bag makes it through that rung. The player with the most points wins the game.

Hint: If you don’t have any bean bags, you can always make them with some old material and dried beans. 

8. Flashlight Tag

This nighttime game is a lot of fun, and it can be played with as few as two players. 

One player is designated as ‘it’. This player will be holding the flashlight. 

The other player hides, and it is up to ‘it’ to try to find them. Once that player is found, it is their chance to be ‘it’.

9. Obstacle Course

An obstacle course is an ideal two-person activity. Use whatever you have on-hand to make an obstacle course that is as elaborate as possible. Think of adding tires, ropes, cones and walls to make your course more challenging. 

Each player is timed as they go through the course. The player that is able to make it through the course in the shortest amount of time wins. 

To make the game even more challenging, have each player try to make it through the course blindfolded.

10. Word Games

Word games can be played indoors or outside. They are a great way to develop the mind and they can be played when players want to take a break from taxing physical activity. 

One popular word game involves one player saying a word. Then the other player must take the last letter of that word to come with a word that starts with that same letter. 

To make the game more challenging, limit the words you come up with to names of states, people or bands and music artists.

You really don’t need a large group of people to have fun outdoors. Which of these activities will you be playing with your close friend? 

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