Sardines Game

sardines game

Summary: Sardines is like the game Hide-and-Seek, only in reverse! one person hides, and the rest of the players look for the one hidden person. When someone finds the hidden person, they quietly join them in hiding — after a while, the group begins to look like sardines!

Ages: 10 and up. Recommended # of People: 15-30. Messiness Factor: No Sweat. Materials: None. Recommended Setting: Indoors with ample space, but not open space.

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Dragon Tag

dragon tag

Summary: Dragon Tag is an action-based game that is like tag, but with a twist! Teams of 4-8 people form “dragons” by linking elbows and attempt to grab the “tail” of another team’s dragon. Last team remaining wins.

Ages: 12 and up. Recommended # of people: Groups of 4-8 people. Messiness Factor: Might break a sweat! Materials required: One scarf or bandana for each team. Recommended Setting: Outdoors.

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Giants, Wizards, and Elves

giants wizards elves

Summary: An icebreaker / action oriented game good for medium and large sized groups. Similar to a game of rock, paper, scissors, two teams face off and decide to become either “giants,” “wizards,” or “elves.” Giants defeat elves, elves defeat wizards, and wizards defeat giants.

Ages: 10 and up. Recommended # of People: 20 and up (large groups work fine too!). Messiness factor: Might break a small sweat! Materials Required: None. Recommended Setting: Indoors or Outdoors.

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Pulse Game


Summary: An action oriented icebreaker that works especially well with large groups of people. A game of quick reflexes and passing on the pulse!

Ages: All. Recommended # of People: At least 40 people. Messiness Factor: Might break a small sweat. Materials Required: A coin, a chair, and any small object like a tennis ball. Recommended Setting: Indoors.

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Ghost in the Graveyard

Summary: An action game that is typically played outdoors at night. One person is the “ghost” who hides. The others search for the ghost and when he or she is discovered, he or she yells “Ghost in the Graveyard!” and everyone must try to run back to base before the ghost tags them.

Ages: 10 and up. Recommended # of people: At least 5 players. Messiness factor: Hiding and a lot of running involved. Materials: None, flashlights optional. Setting: Outdoors at night, a safe, large outdoor area to play in.

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