Competitive, Bet Games and Fighting Games
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.
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.
Competitive games | Volunteers play against each other | You bet!
- You bet! 2 feet and 3 people
Which team will manage to have as many people as possible standing on as few feet as possible?
- One handed shoe laces
Try to tie a shoe lace with one hand.
- Cannibal Dance
You bet! Appear dressed as cannibals
- Blowing feathers
A down feather may not touch the ground.
- Chicken pecking
Collect up a serviette from the ground without touching the ground with the hands or feet.
- Hula hoop
Let a hula hoop circle around the hips.
- Unwrapping Kinder eggs with the mouth
Open a Kinder egg with the mouth.
- Defusing bombs
Hold a length of paper band (toilet paper) in both hands and try to transport a object without ripping the paper.
- Cotton wool mountain
Pass on cotton wool balls with a spoon and pile them into a cotton wool mountain.
- Lip 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.
- Tattered newspapers
A tattered newspaper is put back together.
- Egg Cups Ping Pong
A table tennis ball must be blown from one egg cup to the other.
- Toe feelings - sorting task
Chestnuts, acorns and walnuts are sorted out with the toes.
- Cotton ball Blowing
A cotton ball is blown over a course.
- Juggling Balloons
Who can keep the most balloons in the air the longest?
- Lung Capacity
Take one deep breath and fill a balloon with air.
- Balloon Man
Draw as many stick men as you can using a felt marker on your balloon.
- Cotton Ball Transfer
The player is blindfolded and has a bowl full of cotton balls on his lap.
- Newspaper mummy
A member of the group must be wrapped in toilet paper.
- Newspaper Snake
The longest snake is made by tearing a strip of newspaper.
- Letting balloons burst
Blow up a balloon until it bursts.
- Lying between two stools
Float between 2 stools until you can't stand anymore.
- Blow Out The Candle
Put 5-10 candles about 20 cm apart, one behind the other and try to blow out the candles.
- Spare The Match
As many candle are to be lit using only one match.
- Mission Impossible
A scarf must be picked up using only the mouth, without the hands or feet touching the floor.
- Blind Circles
Being blindfolded, it will be difficult to draw 3 crosses exactly in the middle of three circles.
- Balls 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.
- Counting rice
100 raisins are individually picked out of a beaker with a kebab stick or sewing needle.
- Monkey business: peeling bananas
Who can peel a banana with the feet? Who can eat it as well?
- Tying 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.
- Skipping rope - alone, in pairs or in threes..?
Skipping rope in twos or in threes?
Limbo under a rope which keeps being lowered.
- People hide out
How many people can fit under a blanket?
- Sleeping stork
Stand on one leg while blindfolded.
- Endurance or strong fingers
A You bet! game: who can push a clothes peg together with the thumb and index finger?
- Ball throw and catching competition 1
You bet! : A ball is passed over head from one player to the next.
- Ball 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.
- Ball throw and catching competition 3
You bet! One ball is played with the hand, the other with the foot.
- Ball rope balance
A ball is rolled back and forwards on 2 parallel tight ropes.
- Mission (Im)possible 2
Climb under and through the table legs without touching the floor.
- Burnt Finger?
How long can you hold a burning match?
Blow up a balloon which is larger than the opponent's balloon.
- Rubber Band Balance
A player lays as many tokens as he can on top of a rubber band.
- Bicycle Inner tube
The group tries to get in a bicycle inner tube.
- Cut the Bands
The players try to cut as many strips out of the tape as possible.
- Paper Bag Game
Take a paper bag in the mouth which keeps becoming smaller and smaller.
- Flour Game
The players must use only their mouths to put the flour in an empty jelly jar.
- Balance the Spoon
The blindfolded player must place his spoon on the table leg.
- Air Shot
A player is blindfolded and has to blow a ball off of the table.
- Want to Bet (2)?
Another couple of bets which cannot be performed.
- Table Tennis Ball Catch
Catch a table tennis ball with a water glass.
- Potato Peeling Contest
Example: Who can make the longest potato peel?
- Collecting Potatoes
Potatoes must be collected using only a spoon.
- Hold drink Coasters
How Many Drink Coasters Can You Hold?
- Stuffed with newspaper
A player's clothes are stuffed with newspapers.
- Belly Dance
A pole is laid between two chairs or tables. With the belly the rod must be picked up.
- Dirty handles
2 (clean) toilet brushes are covered in chocolate and must be licked clean.
- I am the best
Say "I am the best" with a apple ring in your mouth.
- 3-dimensional puzzle
A cut up apple is put back together using toothpicks.
- The Wrong Step
A blindfolded volunteer walks over bottles. The surprise comes at the end.
- 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.
- Knocking cans - in pairs while handcuffed
Two people are handcuffed together and must use their tied up arms to shoot at tin cans.
A player must keep the balloon in the air while taking off his pullover.
- Blowing paper
Blow some paper which is threaded onto clothes line along the line.
- Shaky 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.
- Swinging Apples
Use an apple hanging from the waistband to move a ball along.
- Want 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.
- Fire Ship
The ship with a burning candle is pulled to the goal by winding the string onto the pencil.
- Poker Chip Roll
The table is set up as a ramp. The poker chip is rolled uphill and into one of three goals.
- Diving into cream
Eat a bowl of whipped cream.
- Bucket stairs
Players try to climb a bucket staircase and descend on the other side
- Nut Sorting
Sort the nuts and place them on 3 separate plates using only your toes instead of your hands.
Players must try to recognise the others while blindfolded by using their sense of smell.
- Fast wash
Hang out the washing while blindfolded.
Pull Several keys off a key ring.
- Ball Maze
A ball must be balanced through the maze.
- Emptying the tissue box
The tissues must be individually pulled out a tissue box.
- Running on the spot
Count up a pedometer while running on the spot.
Objective: blowing a ping-pong ball into the opposing goal.
- Eating biscuit
Getting a cookie from your forehead into your mouth
- Double Cookie-Tower
Balancing a tower of biscuits on the forehead.
- Button count
A blindfolded player must count buttons.
- Toothpick Troops
Participants must impale a piece of paper with a toothpick.
Competitive games | One on one
- Pull, drag or push
2 fighters stand opposite each other with the legs apart, they hold hands and try to pull each other off balance.
- Pushing and squeezing
2 opponents try to push or squeeze their opponent's legs together.
- Crocodile competition
In the press up position two players face each other eye to eye and try to push their opponent off balance.
- Back to back
Two children hook arms while sitting back to back and try to turn the opponent around.
- Astronaut Training
Run around a bottle 20 times while keeping a finger on the top of the bottle and run back to your place.
- Crab fight
While crawling like a crab everyone tries to knock the others off balance
- Back to back
Sitting back to back tries each player to push the other player out of the circle.
A player stiff on the ground and must be turned onto his back.
- Sock Wrestling
A wild game about socks.
- Ring shove
2 players hold onto their ankles and try to push each other out of a ring
- Piggyback Battle
This game is a little rough and not suitable for all group members.
- Potato Fencing
Try to knock the opponents potato off the spoon without losing your own potato.
- Tree stump: Pedestal fight
2 children stand on 2 tree stumps and each tries to push or pull his opponent from the stump.
You can start a coin flipping competition with just 3 coins.
- Wet 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.
- Pulling circles
A player stands in a circle. Another player tries to pull him out of the circle with a rope.
- Cock 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.
- Tyre 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.
- Blind at the table
2 blindfolded players stand around the table, try to find and beanbag and hit the other player with it.
- Collecting ribbons
Ribbons tied to the ankle must be stolen
- One wobbly leg
Try to bring another player off balance with a stick but remain balanced yourself.
- Ripping newspaper halves
A newspaper is held by two players who pull the paper and try to win the biggest half for themselves.
- Faster as a Fireman
The players put on their jackets and pulls the rope.
A duel in a nice dirty puddle.
- Sack fight
A fighting game where everyone throws each other out of the ring.
- Box 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.
- Only With Light
Players must use a spoon to empty a plate of milk while their own candle is burning.
- Beating Eggs in a New Way
A nylon stocking on the head is used to hold the egg in place.
- House wife hockey
Using a dishcloth and a mop, mop the cloth into the goal.
- Fighting Game: Get out of the circle
A fighting game where the children try to push each other out of the circle.
- Crab racing
While crawling on all fours, you are trying to knock over your opponent.
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