Summary: An action oriented game where people hold hands and form an amoeba-like shape, and try to get others out of the game.
Ages: 10 and up. Recommended # of People: 10-20. Messiness Factor: Sweaty. Materials Required: Safe, Durable Object. Recommended Setting: Indoors or Outdoors
The Amoeba Game
Instructions: Instruct all players to hold hands and form a large circle. Put a safe, durable object in the middle of the circle. The object of the game is to try and have other people touch the object, by pulling, pushing, etc, but the circular link cannot be broken. If a person touches the object in the center of the circle, he or she is out of the game. The game is over when there is only one person left.
Note: This “elimination” aspect of this game may not be ideal in terms of inclusivity and allowing people to play longer. Variations include: having those who touched the object leave the first amoeba, but start to form a second amoeba. You get negative points in the second amoeba by touching the object in the center. This means one amoeba is shrinking while the second one is growing. The end of the game is when there is only one person left in the one amoeba, and everyone else moving around in the second amoeba.