Games & Icebreakers, Sick And Twisted Games, Up-Front Games

Alka-Seltzer On The Head Duel


You may play this game as a quick up-front game or even as a 4-person tournament. 2 contestants, each armed with a squirt gun, will take five paces and turn to duel. On each of their foreheads, you will have attached an Alka-seltzer tablet with double stick tape (possibly use big rubber bands if the tape doesn’t work). They draw and shoot the water at each other, the first one to dissolve the tablet on the other’s forehead wins. Use swim goggles for each to protect their eyes. The tablet will fizz and foam all over the place.

Have towels close by for clean-up. A cheesy western song (think Clint Eastwood or Lone Ranger) and some “cowboys” or “cowgirls” add to this one.

Idea from Young Life

Also see Dueling Candles (Click Here), Soda Shoot-Out (Click Here), & Squirt Game (Click Here).


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.


  1. Brett
    June 20, 2011 at 12:00 am

    We did a different twist to it we had them put the tablets in the youth mouth and a shot of soda and see who could keep there mouth shut the longest very intresting

  2. Shaun Dickerson
    June 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Double stick tape didn’t work well for us once the sweat and water started flying, and we didn’t have any back up rubber bands to try. Fun wet game though.

  3. Bonnie
    June 28, 2011 at 12:00 am

    The game got a little drawn out for us as the tablets didn’t melt very fast. On a positive note, however, the rubberband around the head as well as the goggles and squirt guns was highly amusing!

  4. Ashley
    June 30, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Good game, but as said by others double stick tape didn’t work very well

  5. Emily
    June 12, 2015 at 12:00 am

    So fun NOT

  6. Kvisa
    November 13, 2016 at 12:00 am

    a little boring

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