This game is great because it involves everybody, but lets them choose their degree of participation. Here’s how you play it.
For several weeks prior to the game, grab heaps and heaps of cardboard boxes and packing tape (not masking tape…it has to be packing tape).
On the night of your game, split everybody up into 2 or 4 teams, depending on the size of your group. It’s best to have about 5-8 students on each team. So, the larger your overall group, the more groups you will need. (And the more cardboard you will need.)
When you have your groups established, their objective is simple. Using the tape, the cardboard, and some scissors, they must work together to fashion the cardboard into a knight’s armor, shield, sword, etc. Give teams at least 15 minutes to make the armor for their knights.
When the ‘fabrication’ time is up, allow the 2-4 knights to battle each other. The winner is the last one who has his/her armor intact. Because it is likely that each of the knights will sustain a large amount of damage to their armor, you may want to have a few adult leaders play ‘judges.’
OPTION: You could also put a time limit on each battle. That way, the winner is the person with the least amount of damage done when the bell rings. Either way, make sure you dub the winner a knight!
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