Candles and peas – a night time terrain game
|Recommended age:||from 12|
|Size of group:||from 15 persons or more|
|Time for preparation:||none (only hold the material)|
|Material:||candles, lighters, peas|
The group is split into two teams which are placed on two opposite sides of a marked out playing area. Each team has two leaders. One of the two leaders in each group is given candles and lighters and the second leader in each group is equipped with peas. Group A has their "candle leader" on group B’s side and vice versa. Each player now receives a candle (tea light in a glass) which is lit by the “candle leader" and is smuggled to the “pea leader” who then blows the candle out in exchange for a pea. This must then be handed to the “candle leader” who keeps the pea and re-lights the candle. The opposing group tries to do the same thing while both teams try to blow the other team’s candles out, so that they have to go back to the “candle leader”. They can also try to steal the peas by tagging the others. It can be useful to split the groups up. However only those with a burning candle are “alive” and can blow out the other candles or steal the peas. The winning group is the group with the most peas after a certain length of time! It is a lot of fun if it is not raining too heavily or is too windy. However a little wind and rain can increase the difficulty level!
This game was suggested and sent in by Riki P.
The winning group is the group with the most peas after a certain length of time!
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