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Overthrowing the King

Time: approx. 10-15 min., depends on group-size
Recommended age: approx. from 8, if necessary adapt the rules
Size of group: playable with a few teammates
Time for preparation: none
Material: None

Game description

The group is divided into two equal teams. One group chooses a king, all the other kids of this group, are the soldiers whose job it is to protect the king. One-half of the room belongs to each group. Mark a middle line if possible. At this middle line, the soldiers line up next to each other to protect the king, while the revolutionaries want to free the people from the royal dominion. The revolutionaries need to break the protective chain of the soldiers to get to the King to do so. The soldiers try to prevent that. If the revolutionaries do not succeed, the dominion of the king will continue.


The revolutionaries win if they tee off the king; the soldiers win if they can tee off the revolutionaries and prevent the king's overthrow.

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