Archives by: Dougal Strahan

Tower of Babel

This is a simple but very competitive, exciting and tense game.
Take a Jenga stack of blocks and two dice. Divide the group into two teams. Individuals in each team take turns throwing a die until they get a six. When this happens one person from their team can begin taking blocks from the tower using one hand and placing blocks one at a time to build their own tower. When the opposing team throw a six however they can begin building their tower and the other team must stop until they again throw a six. Once the blocks of the middle tower are used up they can begin stealing from each others towers. The first team to build their tower using up all the blocks wins. The game can seesaw quite a bit which creates the excitement.

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Spotter – Variation

An adaptation to the game called “Spot Light” or “Spotter.” One person with a torch/flashlight tries to spot people who are trying to get to a base in the dark before they are spotted and their name called out. A variation is to have the spotter defend a ‘mobile base’. This is made up of someone who can move around and even call out to try and get tagged by someone. The spotter or spotters then have to defend this person from being tagged.

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