Games & Icebreakers, Up-Front Games

Nacho Libre Thumb Wrestling Championship


If you’ve seen the movie Nacho Libre, it’s pretty clean and pretty funny – about like Napoleon Dynamite. It also has as the main character, a monk living in a monastery, who has always wanted to be a professional wrestler. This could go along with “Nacho Libre Night”, complete with build-your-own-nachos. Have each contestant ‘paint’ their thumb like a wrestling character (with markers) and then take an old sheet and a box, and some large rubber bands and dowel rods and make a ‘ring’. Cut two holes in the floor of the ‘ring’ so that the contestants can put their hand through it and commence thumb wrestling. This would even make a hilarious photo op or video op, especially if you had a bell to ring and an announcer, and an audience cheering and booing…

NOTE: If you have a big group and decide to play this game, you will need to have a live video feed hooked up so everyone can see. (See Jonathan’s 7 Deadly Sins of Game Leading for more tips).


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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