Games & Icebreakers, Up-Front Games



Inspired by the hit TV show from the 80’s by the same name, this game requires two objects equal in height. You can use two tables or two 55 gallon drums or two chairs. Anything that’s equal.

You’ll then place a sturdy board or beam across the two objects making a “balance beam” of sorts. All around the base, place as many mats, pillows, or mattresses you have to softly break a fall when it occurs.

You guessed it. This game is all about knocking your opponent off the beam before they knock you off. Participants will need a “weapon” for combat. It can be as simple as a Nerf Noodle, a pillow, or a block of soft foam taped around the end of a plastic stick.

Start the game with one teen at each end of the beam and do a few rounds with different teens.

Note: The higher you suspend the pole off the ground, the cooler your teens will think this game is. But don’t get too carried away.


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.

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