It's a bona fide classic: People have been playing badminton since the 1800s, and it's still a great game, as enjoyable for the kids as it is for the adults. There's only one unavoidable aspect that isn't so much fun—the painstaking setup. That's the genius of the "instant" badminton set from Zume. It takes not minutes, but seconds to erect the net and get started. An added bonus for households in which things tend to go missing: Because the base of the net doubles as a carrying case, it's easy to store and keep everything together for the next time you play. Available at Amazon; $79.99.