Games for Youth Groups 1000 Games for Youth Groups

Sword fight

Time: in any order
Recommended age: from 12
Size of group: 2 volunteers are fighting against
Time for preparation: 5-10 minutes
Material: sweeping brush handle padded with some foam (heating pipe insulation), 2 shields

Game description

Varlets and future knights had to practice their stick fighting techniques. In order to avoid any danger of injury, the sticks (sweeping brush handle) must be padded with some foam (heating pipe insulation). Gloves would be an advantage. Clear game rules must be agreed before a fight. Strikes in the facial area are not allowed, as well as the "lunging, pulling and striking" of the opponents stick. Strikes should really only be performed through light taps. A referee decides and calls a halt to things, if one of the players cannot control himself.


No scoring is planned. The simple aim is for the voluntary fighters to measure their speed and skills with a padded sword.

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Some well padded non-dangerous swords should be produced for the various knight’s games.

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