Games & Icebreakers, Up-Front Games

Stocking Blocking Robots


This is good “medieval times” game. But! No need to program a medieval night for this one, cause EVERY DAY is a good opportunity to pummel someone with a sock filled with flour!

The optimal size for this game is 4 teams of 2 against 4 teams of 2 (in other words, 8 on 8).

The kids are paired up to make a 3 legged warrior (they each have a leg duct taped to their partner). One person yields a cardboard shield and the other yields a stocking/sock filled with flour at the end of it (about 1/2 cup or so).

The object is to eliminate the opposing teams/players by striking either of the pair/team with your stocking while protecting your own pair with the shield. It begins with four pairs versus the other four pair. The group holds a tournament-style battle session. Then the survivors of the initial rounds duke it out to determine the ultimate winner.

They then must fight the “Stocking Blocking Robot” That is a leader or older teen in a ridiculous cardboard armor outfit yielding two stockings who only has one or two vulnerable spots.

You will have a blast with this game. It’s a great idea, especially for rowdy teens. Just make sure you have enough room to play!



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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