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Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:35

Wall, The

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Stand the mat on it's side so that it's standing like a wall, hence the name. Divide your group up into teams of three or four (depending on the length of the mat). We made our teams 2 male/2 female. Get the teams to stand 1 meter from where the mat is standing. The idea is for the team to run to the mat, and push it over the opposing teams line, which is a set distance away. Team members are not allowed to put their hands on the ground, etc. Some considerations may be needed for it to best work for your group.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:35

Volley Tennis

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Pick teams like you would for volleyball. Players take their sides. Flip a coin for which team gets to serve. Server must serve the ball to his own teammate. That teammate must get the ball to the other side of the net to the opposing team. The opposing team must allow the ball to hit the ground before hitting it back over. Like volleyball the ball may be hit a maximum of three times; however, each time before it is hit it must touch the ground. Score can be up to each youth group. You can score like volleyball where only serving team can score a point. Or you can score where a point is scored no matter who's serving. Use the rest of volleyball rules (e.g.. switch side at 10 points, game ends whoever gets 15, 21, etc. first, switch sides each game, play best out of three, five, etc.)
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:35

Volley Mitten

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This game is like volley ball and bad mitten but it has a twist. Have 2 groups form, and give both teams 2 racquets, they play like regular bad mitten but hears the catch, they rotate like they would in volley ball, and just like volley ball they can only hit it 1 time a person, so they have to give the racquet to the person to the right of them as soon as they hit the bird. And at the same time they have to rotate, so in effect they are rotating every time some one hits the bird, Got it? Also to make it more like volley ball there can only be one racquet in the front and only one in the back at any time during the game. They win when one team gets to 15, or what ever # you choose. If this sounds confusing you can e-mail me. Have fun.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:34

Two Step

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This game is best when played with 20 people. But you can have less or more. The Goal is to be the last person left. If you have a ball, you can only move by throwing it off a wall and letting it roll. Once you are holding it, you can only take two steps. You get out by either getting hit by a ball, or someone catching a ball you threw. Now this is where it gets interesting. If you get out, you want to pay attention to the person who got you out, cause if they get out. You and whoever they got out, are back in. I have had one game last 1 hour before, but you can end it when ever you like.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:34

Triangle Tag

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Groups of Four Indoors or Out Three of the four people hold hands. The loose person is 'IT'. One person of the three has to be tagged. The triangle of three runs and spins to keep that person from being tug. 'It' tries to reach across or run around the other two in order to tag the third person.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:34

Toilet Bowl Hockey

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The game is just like hockey except you use toilet bowl brushes. Just play in an open area such as a room or gym. Use a small ball for the puck.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:34

Toe Fencing

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Cool game and if set to music, looks like a new kind of dance. All players pair off and lock hands and try to tap the top of one of their partner's feet with their own feet. Players hop around trying to avoid being stomped on. After being tapped 3 times, that player is out and the winning partner challenges another winner. The game continues till only one player is left. Sounds interesting!
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:34

Three Variations

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There are three versions. All games are played with rubber-tipped suction cup type dart guns. When we play the guns are hard to find because everyone is buying them up. The first version we tried was played just like the paintball capture-the-flag style with one flag in the middle in which you have to get the flag and advance it to their base (called "Football" Capture-the-Flag). You'd divide the youth into two teams and put the flag somewhere in the middle of the playing arena. For us the flag was placed in the sanctuary which was great for people sneaking around the balcony and amongst the pews. You had to get the flag and hang it on a pole or something at their starting point or base. If you were hit by a dart, you were out of the game completely and would have to wait until next game. There is also a 20 min. time limit. The problem is that with most lights out you couldn't see nor often feel the darts hit you so there was a lot of fighting over if someone got killed or not. So much so that we abandoned this version. The second version is similar to the "Assassins" game that some people have played. Let me explain the correct way to play first. The only difference is that in the real Assassins game you can't have any witnesses see you shoot your victim. This means that no one can actually see you shoot them. They can be in the same room but just not see it. We used to play this in college and the game lasted a whole month. This version is played continuously over days, weeks or longer depending on amount of people and how fast they kill and if you impose any time limits or killing quotas. It's good to include rules like no killing during school, at someone's employment nor during a youth or church service. You basically have everyone that is playing write their name down on a slip of paper. Then you hand out everyone's killing assignments. Each person playing has no idea who has them but only who they have. You are only allowed to get the person with who's name you have and can't get the person shooting you for defense. After you get a person, you have to prove you had them by showing them their name on the paper, then they have to hand over the name of the person they were supposed to get and that is now your next assignment. So eventually the number of people playing will get smaller and smaller until there are two people hunting each other and one person finally prevails. You have to arrange the names that you hand out it in such a way as to make a circle so that as each person gets shot the circle gets smaller and smaller and the game continues. Got it? The GOTCHA version we played was the same thing but in a shorter smaller scale. There could be any witnesses and there were the boundaries inside the church that we played. I would set up the names, hand them out and give five minutes for everyone to disperse and hide in the church until I blew the whistle. Once I did this they hunted each other down. With around 15-20 people the games were usually over in 30 minutes. Some people hid and waited for their prey to pass by or others hunted. It was a blast. One warning. I would encourage using the term GOTCHA and avoiding language about killing, etc.,... We claimed that GOTCHA stood for "God Orientated Thought Changes Hearts Always" and said that we were killing with kindness, etc.
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:34

Team Dodgeball

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Break into at several teams (depending on how many kids you have). Place one team in the middle of the circle (the other teams forming the outer circle). At the word "Go" the teams in the outer circle throw Nerf type balls (at least 5 balls or more!) at the team in the center trying to hit each person. The team that stays in the center circle the longest (by time) before getting out is the winner!
Thursday, 01 May 2003 01:34

Sumo Basketball

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Divide entire group into 4 separate teams. Each round, 3 teams send in defenders and 1 team sends in a shooter. Each player sent in will wear an innertube suit(3 innertubes tied together). The 3 defenders must stay inside the 3-point line and try to knock down the offensive player. The goal of the shooter is to get to any of 3 "x's" that are marked in various places within the 3 pt line. The shooter must carry the basketball on his/her side with it wedged against the innertube. If the ball is knocked loose of the shooter falls down, they must restart. Once the shooter gets to an "x", The defenders must stop and let the shooter shoot the basketball from the spot. The shooter has exactly 1 minute to score as many baskets as possible (each made shot is worth 1000 points. Each round a different teams sends in a shooter. You may play as many rounds as desired. This game can get rough so PLEASE be sure everyone wears a helmet. Our students loved this game!
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