Games & Icebreakers, Outdoor Games, Sick And Twisted Games

Ultimate Octopus


This game is just like Ultimate Frisbee, but . . . you guessed it – played with an octopus.

Purchase an octopus at your local grocery store or fish market. Divide into two teams and play ULTIMATE FRISBEE, with the octopus. If you haven’t played Ultimate Frisbee (Frisbee Football), check it out on the Outdoor page.

Divide into two teams, each trying to get to the opposite end zone. One team kicks (throws actually) off and the other team receives. When a player catches the octopus they can take only 3 steps then they must throw it. The team works their way down the field, passing to each other until a team scores. If the team hits the ground it’s the other team’s ball (octopus actually). If a defensive player knocks the octopus to the ground possession switches as well. Defensive players must give any person already holding an octopus at least 3 feet clearance.

Send everyone to wash their hands or have hand sanitizer on hand right afterward!

See Ultimate Frisbee (Frisbee Football) & Ultimate Wet Soccer, both on Outdoor page.


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. Lee
    June 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I was blown away when our group played this game: the girls dominated. I mean, DOMINATED! (The guys were too grossed out, but the girls romped!) Amazing! We also did awards for longest pass, longest punt, best catch, etc.

  2. Tom
    September 14, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Seriously!? This is a ridiculous game! Let’s NOT teach our children that we can just go and kill an octopus, not to eat it in thanksgiving to God but to throw it around a field! This should be removed!

  3. Alex
    March 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    An octopus??? A real octopus??? Why not use… ANYTHING ELSE? What a terrible waste.

  4. Michael
    July 30, 2018 at 12:00 am

    This game horrifies me. To use an animal in this way, dead or not is utterly disgusting.

  5. Nicole
    August 12, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    I questioned this game at first. Why an Octopus? Bit my kids had a blast and I realized it’s no different than sensory play. On many occasions when they were little I found different textures at the grocery store and would let them squish them around in a bowl. We often forget teens are still kids and doing something tactile and out of the box is what draws kids in. So why an octopus? Not sure I have the right answer but saw kids who never participate laughing and wanting to take a turn touching it.

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