Bring the Fun With These 12 Swimming Pool Games

Create an abundance of fun in the sun for guests at your next pool party with these inflatable and floating games you can buy online.

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May 13, 2022

While floating around the swimming pool on a hot summer day is enjoyable in its own right, pool parties call for a bit more entertainment. And what's a party without a healthy dose of competition? We've rounded up 12 fun-filled games that will float alongside you and your guests in the water including tic-tac-toe and ring toss, as well as inflatable versions of classic lawn games like cornhole and volleyball. So, crank the music and grab a frosty drink, because these swimming pool games are sure to create a party.


Set the stage for summer fun with a floating ring toss game for the pool. This brightly hued set includes one floating base, one post and four rings all made from durable vinyl-coated foam. The set can also be enjoyed as a lawn game when the cooler temperatures roll in.

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$22.99 $17.99

Assemble your teams and start taking bets, because this floating volleyball game is sure to be a hit at your next pool party. Inflatable poles hold the net in place, while grommets on the base allow weight bags to be attached so the game stays put in the water. The set comes complete with an inflatable volleyball as well as a just-in-case repair kit.

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The classic lawn game can now be played in the pool thanks to this inflatable cornhole set from Target. The game is as simple as taking turns throwing the bags in the hole to score points and offers easy entertainment for children and adults alike.

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Thanks to this floating tennis table set, the pool party just got a lot more fun (and maybe a little more competitive). The game includes two paddles, a high-bounce ball (that also floats) and a long tabletop made of foam with a rigid top that serves as the court. The PVC top quickly wipes clean for easy upkeep.

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$44.99 $41.17

Put down the chips and poolside cocktail, and put your throwing arm to the test with a game of water polo. Thick netting is attached to heavy-duty PVC poles to create the floating goal in this water polo set. Its paired with three anti-slip water polo balls and a premium hand pump for easy inflation.

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Bring your A-game to the pool when playing this water version of the popular arcade game air hockey — aptly named hydro hockey. The set includes an inflatable hockey table, two strikers and one puck. Not only is the game sure to be a hit with guests, but the vivid blues, yellows and oranges of the float will bring extra summertime flair to the pool area.

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This floating game station is the ultimate entertainment setup with two inflatable sling seats paired with an inflatable game table. The splash-friendly set even comes with waterproof playing cards for endless gaming options, from poker to Go Fish.

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Easily dunk on your competitors with this scaled-down, pool version of basketball. Great for pool parties and endless entertainment for kids, the floating net features a spring in the base that allows the basket to quickly fold flat for easy storage with a carry/storage bag included. The inflatable basketball features a textured grip for non-slip performance.

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Keep the kiddos entertained in the pool with a game they can play over and over like this target toss game by Discovery Kids. The inflatable target boasts vibrant-colored and numbered pockets to represent different point values. Each player gets five balls to try and score the most points.

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$24.99 $19.99

A childhood favorite is made all the more fun in this jumbo, inflatable version of tic-tac-toe for the pool. The game comes with a game board that can be reversed to show either blue or orange as well as five Xs and five Os. Not only is this set great for land or water play, but it also serves as ultra-fun entertainment for every generation.

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Get ready for a little friendly competition with this bright green pool pong float. Ten cup holders form the shape of a triangle on each end of the float for easy game setup. The float also features an extra cup holder on every corner of the float to hold your own boozy beverage while you attempt to make a ball in each cup (cups and balls not included) from the opposite end.

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$149.99 $118.99

Practice your best shot over water with this clever floating golf green. Fun for both avid and amateur golfers, the set comes complete with a floating green, turf chipping mat, five floating balls, one rubber tee and one flag. The best part? You can enjoy the golf green on land as well.

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