Games for Youth Groups 1000 Games for Youth Groups

Duel at the totem pole

Time: approx. 3-5 minutes per each fight
Recommended age: from 8
Size of group: min. 2 volunteers
Time for preparation: 10 minutes
Material: Foam isolation tubes (for pipes), sawn off brush handles or sticks, dirt or washable (finger) paints.

Game description

2 fighters are tied to the totem pole with a 3m long piece of rope. The rope is tied to their left hand with the other end tied around the totem pole. In the right hand, each fighter holds a rounded and dirtied sweeping brush handle/stick (10cm long) as a knife. The players now try to strike each other. Strikes above shoulder level lead to disqualification. A rough game – but who doesn’t want to show their fighting power and skill just like Old Shatterhand and Winnetou?


This game is fight based. Knife duals should not really be included in a repertoire of children's games. However this game deals with speed and skill. The dual is not dangerous if foam covers the stick.

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2 red Indians fight with a black knife (foam isolation tube) against each other.

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