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Stacking straw bales

Time: approx. 3 min., or extend the game
Recommended age: approx. from 8, if necessary adapt the rules
Size of group: playable with a few teammates
Time for preparation: approx. 3-5 minutes
Material: Straw bales

Game description

The game leader prepares a pile of straw bales for the participants. Subsequently, the group is divided into two teams. The objective now is to stake the bales into a high tower. However, this game is not without risk. Therefore the participants should be wearing helmets. This will prevent from painful injuries in the case the bales topple over and fall on someone


To make the game a little bit less dangerous, you could ask the kids to stake together only five bales as quickly as possible.


The winner is the team that builds the highest tower or has first stacked five bales of straw.

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