Pack up the air mattress, pool noodle and floaties! These swimming pool games for adults and teens are perfect for a pool party, or the pool in the backyard and provide the most fun of the summer.
Have you ever played a real water fight? Whether it’s with water balls or inflatable lances, it’s tremendous fun. The best swimming pool games for adults and teens (or families with kids teenager and up) have simple rules and are still hours of fun. Since it’s not easy to know from the start what everyone will enjoy, you should plan on having at least two different swimming pool games if possible. Among our favorites with the best swimming pool games for adults you’ll find entertaining, simple and quick games that are also great for a pool party. There are also team games that are among our favorites, if you can find enough players who really want to play.
When choosing the swimming pool games you want to play, take into account how many players want to participate and the size and depth of your pool. Be sure to always start with a simple game, you will see, your friends or the party company will want to play more.
You are also looking for game ideas for kids? Here you can find great game ideas for water balloon games for kids from 4-12 years!
This funny rodeo is definitely one of the funniest swimming pool games for adults for a pool party. The best thing you need for this is the bull in the hoop, which is inflated and lowered into the water. Then a rider sits on the bull and tries to stay on top as long as possible. The more water movement, the harder it is to stay up. There are also loops in the ring around the bull that up to three players can grab to make the bull buck harder.
The game is simple and can be played super everyone against everyone or in teams. Children from about 9 years can join in. We have made the experience that especially children are not easily thrown off and are the champions!
When it’s dusk on a warm summer evening or you’re having a pool party at night, collecting glow sticks is a great pool game for adults. It’s very easy to do. All you have to do is throw glow sticks into the pool. Everyone can now jump into the pool and collect as many from the bottom of the pool as they can. The winner is the one with the most glow sticks.
You can play this game in 2 variants – as a team game or a race between two players. In the race, two players compete against each other, each sit on a chair, put on the crown and move forward with hands and feet to reach the finish line first. If the crown falls into the water, you have to go back to the start and start again.
I find the team variant even better and it is especially suitable for larger pools super. You form 2 teams and pile up the water balls on one side of the pool. One player puts on the crown, takes a seat on the chair and tries with the help of the team to get to the other side of the pool as quickly as possible without the crown falling off the head. There the king or queen climbs off the chair, grabs a beach ball and gets back on the chair and brings the wall to the other side. Then the next person from the team is king or queen and secures the next ball. The team that captures 5 balls first wins.
Whenever the crown or the beach ball falls into the water, the king must return to the starting line, hand over the beach ball and start again! You will see that the royal race is one of the swimming pool games for adults that is incredibly fun and brings out the child in the adult.
Lay the rope across the width of the pool or enclose an area with it, for example, with the help of small buoys. Now each player gets a beach ball. At the start signal, the players push each other with the beach ball and try to push each other to the side. As soon as a player touches the rope, he is eliminated from the game. The winner is the last player left.
A funny variation of water polo is watermelon polo. For this you use a watermelon instead of a ball. Watermelon polo is played in 2 teams, each of which has one side of the pool as their field. The goal of the game is to push the watermelon rubbed with cooking oil to the end of the opponent’s field with your hands. If it gets there, the team gets a point. The winner is the team that gets 10 points first.
Set up the goals at opposite ends of the pool and appoint a goalkeeper for each team. The other maximum 6 players per team try to score goals by tactics and skillful throwing and intercepting the ball.
Water polo is an absolute classic of swimming pool games for adults, where you can also choose the team size smaller and simplify the rules.
On the opposite long sides of the pool, place an inflatable basketball hoop about 1m above the water. When a team throws a basket, it gets a point. Each game lasts 2 x 5 minutes – the team with the most points wins at the end of the game.
Water volleyball is a simplified form of volleyball in waist-high water. Your pool or playing field should have a size of at least 3 x 2m. Stretch a net centrally across the width of the court so that the courts of both teams are the same size. Each team should consist of at least 1 to a maximum of 4 players.
The coin toss decides which team starts the first set. The ball is passed back and forth over the net until one team has won 11 points. If there is a two point difference in the number of points earned by the teams, they have won the set. If not, the game is played until there is a difference of two points or 15 points are reached and the team wins the set. Now, the team that won the coin toss has the lead in the next set. A game consists of 5 sets. The team that wins more sets is the final winner!
Throwing master is a funny throwing game for the pool that you can play with and also without alcoholic drinks. The water should go to the players’ chest at the maximum. It is a game variant of horseshoe throwing, for which you can buy game sets (for example, this set from Bottle Bash) or you can assemble it yourself. You will need poles, a Frisbee and 2 objects, for example plastic bottles or cans. Attach one pole to each long side of the pool and put the empty bottles upside down on top. However, it works even better with the purchase set, where the poles are on height-adjustable tripods and can be positioned super in the last third of the pool on both sides.
Now form two teams of equal strength. The teams take turns throwing the Frisbee and try to hit the bottle or the pole and knock it over. The defending team tries to prevent this and catch the frisbee. A funny handicap is that all players must always hold a drink in one hand. Points are awarded for successful throws. The winner is the team that first has 11 or 21 points (depending on the agreement at the beginning).
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