Big Room Games, Games & Icebreakers, Outdoor Games

Sink the Bismark


Basically, it’s every man for himself dodgeball. A group of students, 10-30, is asked to stand in a large open circle and game balls are placed sporadically (if that’s a word) throughout the circle. You can pick the number of balls. I use about 5 or 6. When the leader says “Go” students run to the nearest ball and start trying to hit anyone around them.


  • If you are holding a ball you can’t run and if you get hit you must sit down.
  • If you catch a thrown ball, the thrower is out.
  • If you get hit and the ball hits the ground, you are out and you must sit down.
  • In order for a person to move with the ball, he must pass it to a trustworthy person who is sitting on the ground (by rolling it — remember if caught in the air you’re out). But be careful, they could hit you with the ball or give it to another standing thrower.
  • The last person standing wins the prize.

Idea by Will Hagle; submitted by Charlie Mooney

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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. DP
    January 7, 2014 at 12:00 am

    This is my youth group’s favorite game. And mine, too. Hours of fun!

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