5 Games to Enjoy in Your Hot Tub This Winter

Sometimes there is nothing better than a quiet soak in the hot tub all by yourself. But, inviting your loved ones to join you can be fun, too! In fact, hot-tubbing with your family is a great way to spend some quality time together and deepen your bond. When everyone voluntarily sets aside their smartphones and tablets to climb into the hot tub, your heart will be warmer than the water! Just talking and reconnecting with your family and friends is fun, but when you want to dial up the entertainment, try these fun hot tub games.

Rubber Duck Races

Kids of all ages will have fun with this game. Have everyone pick a rubber duckie, or another floating toy, and then send them racing to the other side of the hot tub. The first duck there, or the last one upright, is the winner.

Waterproof Cards and Board Games

All sorts of games come in a waterproof option. Use a deck of cards to play Concentration or Presidents, or try a family favorite like Uno. Dice and domino games work well in the water and you can often find a waterproof version of other favorites like checkers. Just grab a floating table for game play.

Sinking Submarine

This one is played with the jets off. You’ll need a plastic cup for every person, plus one more. Place one plastic cup in the center of the hot tub and pour enough water into it so it can float upright. Then, everyone takes turns pouring water into the cup. You can add as little or as much water on your turn as you want…just don’t sink it! Whoever sinks the cup is out.

Hot Tub Hockey

Using just air and water, the goal is to score a point by getting the rubber duckie to touch the other team’s side of the hot tub. To play, divide up into two teams and place a rubber duckie (or another floating toy) in the center of the spa. By splashing, blowing, and making waves, each team tries to blow the duckie onto the other team’s side to get a point. The first team to three points wins!

Ping Pong Panic

The goal of the game is to be the last one to touch a floating ping pong ball. Start by adding five ping pong balls to the center of the hot tub. Then wiggle and scramble to avoid the floating balls! Players can also blow on balls or make waves to keep them away. But if you touch one you’re out! Then you have to get out of the hot tub until the round is over. Every 30 seconds, drop a few more ping pong balls into the water. Last one in the water wins!

One of the great benefits of owning a hot tub is how it makes it easy to spend quality time with the ones you love! Try out some games this winter and your whole family will be looking for opportunities to escape to the hot tub together. And trust us — every friend you know will be hoping for an invitation. Want a few more options for turning your hot tub into a fun zone? How about adding a sound system or a wireless monitor? Check out all of our hot tub accessories for some ideas to take your backyard oasis to the next level!