Big Room Games, Games & Icebreakers

Balloon Defense


Buy two different colored balloons, 25 to 50 of each for two teams of players. Choose colors according to the closest holiday or anything relevant (opposing school colors if you’re in a small town).

Form two teams. Each team must defend its treasure (a pile of balloons) while attempting to steal or destroy the other team’s treasure. Use one color of balloons for one team, and another color for the other team. Designate a time period (five to 10 minutes) to play the game. When the time ends, each team’s unpopped balloons count 100 points each. Stolen, unpopped balloons count 200 points each.

Depending on your team, this can be either played as a Capture the Flag style game or just all out full contact. Have fun with this game, and make it your own!

Also, see Balloon Master (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. Linda
    June 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I haven’t played this with the group yet. sounds like great fun for summertime, outdoor fun!

  2. Joseph Ryder
    December 17, 2013 at 12:00 am

    how do you defend the balloons? if they get tagged are they out? if so can they get back in?

  3. Heidi
    March 19, 2015 at 12:00 am

    This is a great game. Good if you can have some tape on each player and if it’s ripped off they have to go to a leader to get more before continuing to play.

  4. Phoebe
    April 8, 2015 at 12:00 am

    How do players defend their treasure?

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