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Competitive, Bet Games and Fighting Games

Competitive, Bet Games and Fighting Games
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Games are a dime a dozen for gaming nights. It is always beneficial, to have some good, quickly and realizable betting games available for a game night.

Board games and fighting games are especially popular among children and adolescents. In combination, they are so-called competition games where different teams and groups must compete against each other. Of course, young people like trying to measure up against each other, trying to stand their ground. Therefore, competitive games are particularly suitable for larger groups and for playing in summer out in the open.

But betting games and fighting games can also be classified separately. For example, betting offers thrill and ensures that the game will not get boring. In addition, betting games usually require no great preparation and are therefore suitable with short notice, when other games just cannot be played.

Fighting Games
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Also, fighting games are always well received with children and adolescents. It is the classic structure of victory and defeat. Ideas for there are many, and it does not require much preparation to come up with an exciting fighting game. For example, draw a few stripes on the ground. Two participants have to stand on it while facing each other. The aim is to push the other player off the stripes. Who steps off the line first, loses.

It is important to take care that only players of equal size face each other. Otherwise, some kids will feel overwhelmed and/or are disadvantaged because they do not have the same chances to win like other players. Moreover, every competitive game should have a referee as well to give a neutral judgment when there are disagreements.

Conclusion: Board games, fighting games, and racing games are for children and adolescents - regardless of age - always a source of joy. They can equally be played in- and outdoors depending on the season. Particularly with those games, the group leader is in high demand because it can get a little rough at times. As a neutral observer, he mediates neutrally for both sides.

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Competitive games | Volunteers play against each other | You bet!

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingYou bet! 2 feet and 3 people

    Which team will manage to have as many people as possible standing on as few feet as possible?

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothing, only your shoesOne handed shoe laces

    Try to tie a shoe lace with one hand.

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingCannibal Dance

    You bet! Appear dressed as cannibals

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: down feather, stop watchBlowing feathers

    A down feather may not touch the ground.

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: handkerchief or a servietteChicken pecking

    Collect up a serviette from the ground without touching the ground with the hands or feet.

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Hula hoop and a stopwatchHula hoop

    Let a hula hoop circle around the hips.

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Kinder eggsUnwrapping Kinder eggs with the mouth

    Open a Kinder egg with the mouth.

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: toilet paper, objectsDefusing bombs

    Hold a length of paper band (toilet paper) in both hands and try to transport a object without ripping the paper.

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: cotton wool, spoonCotton wool mountain

    Pass on cotton wool balls with a spoon and pile them into a cotton wool mountain.

  10. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: cards or pencilsLip card rally or nose pencil rally

    In this game a playing card must be clamped between the lips and nose and passed on from player to player.

  11. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: newspaperTattered newspapers

    A tattered newspaper is put back together.

  12. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 2 egg cups, 1 ping pong ballEgg Cups Ping Pong

    A table tennis ball must be blown from one egg cup to the other.

  13. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: chestnuts, acorn, nuts, chairs, plates or bowlsToe feelings - sorting task

    Chestnuts, acorns and walnuts are sorted out with the toes.

  14. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloons, cotton woolCotton ball Blowing

    A cotton ball is blown over a course.

  15. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloonsJuggling Balloons

    Who can keep the most balloons in the air the longest?

  16. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloons, measure beaker, measuring tape, water bucketLung Capacity

    Take one deep breath and fill a balloon with air.

  17. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloons, felt markerBalloon Man

    Draw as many stick men as you can using a felt marker on your balloon.

  18. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: blindfold, cotton wool, spoon grab, bowlCotton Ball Transfer

    The player is blindfolded and has a bowl full of cotton balls on his lap.

  19. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: toilet paper or newspaper and adhesive tapeNewspaper mummy

    A member of the group must be wrapped in toilet paper.

  20. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: paper, if applicable stop watch and measuring tapeNewspaper Snake

    The longest snake is made by tearing a strip of newspaper.

  21. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloonsLetting balloons burst

    Blow up a balloon until it bursts.

  22. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 2 chairsLying between two stools

    Float between 2 stools until you can't stand anymore.

  23. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: candles, matchesBlow Out The Candle

    Put 5-10 candles about 20 cm apart, one behind the other and try to blow out the candles.

  24. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: candles, matchesSpare The Match

    As many candle are to be lit using only one match.

  25. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: table, scarfMission Impossible

    A scarf must be picked up using only the mouth, without the hands or feet touching the floor.

  26. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: blindfold, chalkBlind Circles

    Being blindfolded, it will be difficult to draw 3 crosses exactly in the middle of three circles.

  27. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 2 balls of woolBalls of wool

    2 balls of wool are spread out in the room (under the table, through the chairs etc.). Roll it back in on the command.

  28. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Rice or raisins, kebab sticks or chocolate matchsticksCounting rice

    100 raisins are individually picked out of a beaker with a kebab stick or sewing needle.

  29. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: bananasMonkey business: peeling bananas

    Who can peel a banana with the feet? Who can eat it as well?

  30. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: short ropeTying knots - no easy business

    The group holds onto two ends of a ten meter rope and tries to tie knots without letting go of the ends.

  31. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ropeSkipping rope - alone, in pairs or in threes..?

    Skipping rope in twos or in threes?

  32. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ropeLimbo

    Limbo under a rope which keeps being lowered.

  33. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: blanketPeople hide out

    How many people can fit under a blanket?

  34. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: blindfoldSleeping stork

    Stand on one leg while blindfolded.

  35. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: clothespinsEndurance or strong fingers

    A You bet! game: who can push a clothes peg together with the thumb and index finger?

  36. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ballBall throw and catching competition 1

    You bet! : A ball is passed over head from one player to the next.

  37. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ballBall throw and catching competition 2

    You bet! A ball is thrown up, another ball is caught and thrown back again before the first ball comes back down to be caught.

  38. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ballBall throw and catching competition 3

    You bet! One ball is played with the hand, the other with the foot.

  39. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ball, 2 short ropesBall rope balance

    A ball is rolled back and forwards on 2 parallel tight ropes.

  40. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: sturdy tableMission (Im)possible 2

    Climb under and through the table legs without touching the floor.

  41. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: matches, stop watchBurnt Finger?

    How long can you hold a burning match?

  42. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloonsRisk

    Blow up a balloon which is larger than the opponent's balloon.

  43. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: rubber band, tokensRubber Band Balance

    A player lays as many tokens as he can on top of a rubber band.

  44. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: bicycle inner tubeBicycle Inner tube

    The group tries to get in a bicycle inner tube.

  45. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: barricade tapeCut the Bands

    The players try to cut as many strips out of the tape as possible.

  46. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: paper, chairPaper Bag Game

    Take a paper bag in the mouth which keeps becoming smaller and smaller.

  47. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: flour, spoon, plate, jarFlour Game

    The players must use only their mouths to put the flour in an empty jelly jar.

  48. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: chairs, spoons, blindfoldsBalance the Spoon

    The blindfolded player must place his spoon on the table leg.

  49. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: blindfolds, table tennis ball or cotton wool, tableAir Shot

    A player is blindfolded and has to blow a ball off of the table.

  50. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: newspaper, door, nothingWant to Bet (2)?

    Another couple of bets which cannot be performed.

  51. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: table tennis ball, water glassTable Tennis Ball Catch

    Catch a table tennis ball with a water glass.

  52. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: cooked potatoes, peelerPotato Peeling Contest

    Example: Who can make the longest potato peel?

  53. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: potatoes, spoonsCollecting Potatoes

    Potatoes must be collected using only a spoon.

  54. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: drink coastersHold drink Coasters

    How Many Drink Coasters Can You Hold?

  55. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: newspapersStuffed with newspaper

    A player's clothes are stuffed with newspapers.

  56. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: pole, 2 tablesBelly Dance

    A pole is laid between two chairs or tables. With the belly the rod must be picked up.

  57. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 2 toilet brushes, chocolate sauceDirty handles

    2 (clean) toilet brushes are covered in chocolate and must be licked clean.

  58. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: apples I am the best

    Say "I am the best" with a apple ring in your mouth.

  59. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: toothpicks, apples3-dimensional puzzle

    A cut up apple is put back together using toothpicks.

  60. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: bottlesThe Wrong Step

    A blindfolded volunteer walks over bottles. The surprise comes at the end.

  61. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: String or rope, paper snakes (from newspaper or party cans) a stick with a hook as a rod and a measuring tape.Fishing for paper snakes

    Paper snakes are hanging on a string and are angled with a stick and then knotted together in a long paper snake.

  62. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ball, cans, ropeKnocking cans - in pairs while handcuffed

    Two people are handcuffed together and must use their tied up arms to shoot at tin cans.

  63. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: balloonsUndressed

    A player must keep the balloon in the air while taking off his pullover.

  64. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: string, paperBlowing paper

    Blow some paper which is threaded onto clothes line along the line.

  65. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: beaker, water, cupShaky Business

    Hold your right foot up with your right hand. Using the left hand, to fill an empty cup with water from a full cup.

  66. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: apples, or lemons, or oranges, safety pins, stringSwinging Apples

    Use an apple hanging from the waistband to move a ball along.

  67. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 5Want to Bet (1)?

    You bet! Is a good choice for youth games. Lots of games can be played without any preparation or material but some are more complicated. Here is a list of possible bets with little material required.

  68. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: candles, small wood board, string, pencilFire Ship

    The ship with a burning candle is pulled to the goal by winding the string onto the pencil.

  69. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: tokens or poker chips, table or board, 3 goalsPoker Chip Roll

    The table is set up as a ramp. The poker chip is rolled uphill and into one of three goals.

  70. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 2 bowls, gummi bears, whipped creamDiving into cream

    Eat a bowl of whipped cream.

  71. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: stable bucketsBucket stairs

    Players try to climb a bucket staircase and descend on the other side

  72. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: walnuts, chestnuts and acorns, sort box or platesNut Sorting

    Sort the nuts and place them on 3 separate plates using only your toes instead of your hands.

  73. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: various things to smell (plants, deodorant sticks, fruits, …)Ants

    Players must try to recognise the others while blindfolded by using their sense of smell.

  74. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: string (rope), clothes pegs, bowl, clothesFast wash

    Hang out the washing while blindfolded.

  75. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Key rings, keyKeyring

    Pull Several keys off a key ring.

  76. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Ball maze ballsBall Maze

    A ball must be balanced through the maze.

  77. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Tissue boxes  lots of themEmptying the tissue box

    The tissues must be individually pulled out a tissue box.

  78. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: PedometerRunning on the spot

    Count up a pedometer while running on the spot.

  79. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: TT ball, TT-plate, goalsPuffball

    Objective: blowing a ping-pong ball into the opposing goal.

  80. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: CookiesEating biscuit

    Getting a cookie from your forehead into your mouth

  81. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: CookiesDouble Cookie-Tower

    Balancing a tower of biscuits on the forehead.

  82. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Buttons, blindfoldButton count

    A blindfolded player must count buttons.

  83. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: Toothpick, A4 paper sheetsToothpick Troops

    Participants must impale a piece of paper with a toothpick.


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Fighting Games
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Competitive games | One on one

  1. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingPull, drag or push

    2 fighters stand opposite each other with the legs apart, they hold hands and try to pull each other off balance.

  2. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingPushing and squeezing

    2 opponents try to push or squeeze their opponent's legs together.

  3. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingCrocodile competition

    In the press up position two players face each other eye to eye and try to push their opponent off balance.

  4. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingBack to back

    Two children hook arms while sitting back to back and try to turn the opponent around.

  5. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: bottleAstronaut Training

    Run around a bottle 20 times while keeping a finger on the top of the bottle and run back to your place.

  6. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingCrab fight

    While crawling like a crab everyone tries to knock the others off balance

  7. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingBack to back

    Sitting back to back tries each player to push the other player out of the circle.

  8. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingStiff

    A player stiff on the ground and must be turned onto his back.

  9. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 2 socks per personSock Wrestling

    A wild game about socks.

  10. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingRing shove

    2 players hold onto their ankles and try to push each other out of a ring

  11. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingPiggyback Battle

    This game is a little rough and not suitable for all group members.

  12. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 4 spoons, 2 potatoesPotato Fencing

    Try to knock the opponents potato off the spoon without losing your own potato.

  13. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 2 (beer) crates or 2 chairsTree stump: Pedestal fight

    2 children stand on 2 tree stumps and each tries to push or pull his opponent from the stump.

  14. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 6 coins, a tableTable-Finger-Soccer

    You can start a coin flipping competition with just 3 coins.

  15. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: water bucket, waterWet shower

    A filled bucket of water is in the middle. Starting from opposite ends the first one to reach the bucket can try to get their opponent wet.

  16. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: rope, marked circlePulling circles

    A player stands in a circle. Another player tries to pull him out of the circle with a rope.

  17. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: marked circleCock fight

    2 fighters stand in a circle with crossed arms and only on one leg and try to push or shove each other out of the circle.

  18. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 2 car tires or inner tubesTyre island or tyres for the island

    2 fighters are sitting or standing in an old car tyre and must try to push their opponent out of the tyre.

  19. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: blindfolds, table, handkerchiefBlind at the table

    2 blindfolded players stand around the table, try to find and beanbag and hit the other player with it.

  20. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: ribbons (crepe tape, plastic band, paper)Collecting ribbons

    Ribbons tied to the ankle must be stolen

  21. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: stickOne wobbly leg

    Try to bring another player off balance with a stick but remain balanced yourself.

  22. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: newspaperRipping newspaper halves

    A newspaper is held by two players who pull the paper and try to win the biggest half for themselves.

  23. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: rope, 2 jackets, 2 chairsFaster as a Fireman

    The players put on their jackets and pulls the rope.

  24. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: nothingDuel

    A duel in a nice dirty puddle.

  25. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 2 potato sacks, 2 blanketsSack fight

    A fighting game where everyone throws each other out of the ring.

  26. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: boxes, puck, scrub mopBox Bomber

    2 players place a box over their heads. Like in housewife hockey, each player must try to shoot a puck in the opponents goal.

  27. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: plate, milk, spoons, candlesOnly With Light

    Players must use a spoon to empty a plate of milk while their own candle is burning.

  28. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: raw eggs, newspapers, old nylon knee stockings and blindfoldsBeating Eggs in a New Way

    A nylon stocking on the head is used to hold the egg in place.

  29. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: 2 mops, 1 cloth (dishcloth), 2 goals (stools)House wife hockey

    Using a dishcloth and a mop, mop the cloth into the goal.

  30. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: NoneFighting Game: Get out of the circle

    A fighting game where the children try to push each other out of the circle.

  31. timeplacecategoryPersonspreparation timeMaterial: NoneCrab racing

    While crawling on all fours, you are trying to knock over your opponent.


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