Updated May 13, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Inflatable Games

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in July of 2018. Whether you are hosting an outdoor party for kids or adults, having a few inflatable games on hand might be a smart idea to keep everyone entertained. The options on this list are perfect for kids of all ages, and they can make a day at the pool even more fun than usual. Even better, you can deflate them so that they take up almost no room when it's time to store them. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best inflatable game on Amazon.

10. Intex Volleyball

9. Coop Hydro Spring Hoops

8. Gamie Duck Pond

7. Intex Inflat-A-Bull

6. S&S Worldwide Jumbo Dice

5. Banzai Bump N Bounce

4. GoPong Pool Party Barge

3. Giggle N Go Bowling Set

2. Identity Games Who's the Dude

1. Ancheer Bumper Bubble

Special Honors

EZ Inflatables Foosball Forget about playing on a small table and instead give this human-sized foosball game a try. It requires 10 players, all of which who must hold onto a flexible rod the whole time as they try and score on their opponents. It comes with a 1.5-horsepower blower, a tarp to set it up on, and a patch kit. ezinflatables.com

Hammacher Schlemmer Human Bowling Ball The Hammacher Schlemmer Human Bowling Ball lets you try your hand at getting a strike, but in a more modern style that will appeal to the younger generation. It includes large, foam pins; a lane with the three-foot tall boundary walls; and a zorbing ball that you can also use for rolling down hills. It has a heavy-duty rip- and tear-resistant vinyl that should allow it to last for years, which is important because it is pretty pricey. hammacher.com

Editor's Notes

May 11, 2020:

Toys aren't just for kids, as these inflatable games prove. We found a good selection of options that can appeal to both the young and the young at heart, and which require various levels of activity. For something a bit nontraditional that can really get your blood pumping, we recommend the Ancheer Bumper Bubble. It is designed for use on land and turns you into a human bumper ball, which anyone can get a kick out of. For kids younger than eight, the Banzai Bump N Bounce is essentially the same thing, just in a miniature form that is safer for children. Another interesting option is the Intex Inflat-A-Bull, which is intended for use in a lake or pool and allows you to live our your rodeo fantasies. One person mounts the animal while the rest of the group tug and push on the surrounding ring to try and knock the rider off.

If you aren't that adventurous, you may prefer the Intex Volleyball and Coop Hydro Spring Hoops, which are oldies but goodies. They allow you to bring your favorite court or beach sport into your backyard pool and can be played by adults and children together, so the whole family gets in on the fun. Intended for use on land instead of in the water, the Giggle N Go Bowling Set also brings a popular past time into the home or yard.

For the adults only, we have the GoPong Pool Party Barge. It is an updated version that replaced the GoPong Pool Lounge, which we had previously recommended. This newer model incorporates a cooler into the center, so you never have to go far for a refill. With young children only in mind, we added the Gamie Duck Pond, which is a matching game that can help develop memory skills. Plus, it can double as an kiddie pool.

We decided to eliminate the Gemmy Sumo Wrestler, since it really isn't a game, and instead, is simply an inflatable costume.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on May 13, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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