Games & Icebreakers, Up-Front Games

Skateboard Joust


Even though this is an “upfront game” by our definition, meaning everyone else watches the action, don’t be confused about how to maximize this game’s potential. This game will probably be played outside, in a gym, or in the middle of a big room. Here is how you can do it best.

Begin by making sure everyone can see, since the contestants will be seated! You will need two skateboards and two pool noodles. If you are not familiar with a pool noodle it is approximately a 5 ft long cylindrical foam device used for flotation in the water.

Choose two teams of two players each. One player on each team will sit on their skateboard. In opposing directions, each seated player will be pushed by their teammate towards their opponent. They are armed only with their pool noodle. The object is to force your opponent off of their skateboard with your pool noodle.
Instruct each team’s “pushers” to be careful when pushing their partner towards their opponents. The last thing you want is a collision.


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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