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Summer is synonymous with fun and games, so get your game face on with 10 of the best real-life and online games.

Giant Garden Games
The BBQ is lit and everyone's relaxing with a drink in hand, so why not up the fun factor of your summer soirees with giant garden games?

Fun giant garden games such as Jenga, Twister and even Connect Four will get your guests mingling and laughing together in the sunshine. They're also great fun for keeping younger guests occupied while the adults concentrate on cremating the burgers and mixing the drinks.

Tennis
Those of you who were inspired by Novak Djokovic's impressive Wimbledon victory may want to take up the ultimate summer sport, tennis. Alternatively, enjoy scoffing strawberries and sipping Pimms while playing a variety of virtual sports online.

Classic Board Games
Staycationers who are caravan-bound this summer should pack up the car with plenty of classic board games. Guess Who and Frustration are both among the Toys R Us top-rated toys and games, so pull your kids or other half away from the games consoles and enjoy some retro family fun.

New Twists on Old Classics
When you've introduced your loved ones to the joys of Jenga and the frustrations of Frustration, let them give you an education and play some modern versions of old classics.

Operation is a game that has been revamped many times to appeal to young gamers and the range now includes versions based on Disney's Cars movies, SpongeBob SquarePants, Toy Story 3 and Homer Simpson.

Ben 10 fans will also enjoy the Guess Who-inspired Ben 10 Guessing Game and the Ben 10 Memory game, so get young telly addicts to take a break from the box and have fun playing games which feature their favourite characters instead.

Lottery
Why not see if you can replicate the luck of the Brit who scooped the £161 million Euromillions jackpot and have a punt on the lottery? For a change from the National Lottery, why not play fun lottery games online including the Irish Lotto and the Spanish Sunday Lotto?

Football
Football fans who are suffering withdrawal symptoms during the Barclays Premier League summer break should grab a ball and go for a kick around with friends in the sunshine.

For those times when the weather refuses to play ball, go for fun football games online such as 'Soccershots' and 'Penalty Shoot Out'.

Horse Racing
Ascot wasn't all about the hats; the horses were impressive too. What with the Grand National followed by Ascot, summer is definitely the time to get excited about horse racing.

Those who can't afford to splash out on a day at the races can have the next best thing playing 'Virtual Horses' or having a flutter on the horses online.

Spin the Slots
Those who like to keep their games simple could have a spin or two on online slot machine games. Featuring many fun themes, there's a slot for every mood.

Roulette
A trip to the casino can be a fun summer outing as a group, and of all the casino games roulette is one of the games most suitable for casino novices. This simple, spin-the-wheel game of chance can also be played online for laidback casino fun from your own home.

Poker
Put on your best poker face and make the most of the lighter nights with a game of outdoor poker. Pull up a patio chair, crack open a beer, order the pizzas and enjoy a few hands with friends.

Those who are determined to leave the table with pockets full of coins can get to know the rules and practise their poker skills online pre-game; just don't let on that you've given yourself a head start.

Whatever your game of choice this summer, relax and have fun. After all, that's what summer is all about.

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