With energy levels high and excitement at a fever pitch, no one wants to just sit around and wait for the game to start. Bring plenty of games and activities along to keep friends and guests entertained and keep everyone's energy up until kick-off time.
Footballs and Frisbees allow for impromptu games and can accommodate as many players as you can find. Local favorites like ladder golf, dizzy bat and horseshoes can keep you busy for hours, as well. And of course, don't forget corn hole. In this classic tailgating game, players must toss beanbags or balls into a board placed several feet away. It's a popular tradition in which people of all ages can take part, so make it part of your tailgating kit.
For those who enjoy quieter activities, bring along a deck of cards or some easy-to-play board games. True sports fanatics may want to invest in official NFL or MLB checkers, which use tiny football or batting helmets in place of traditional checkers, or a Monopoly game themed for your team.