Ultra Tug of War Camping Game
|This Game is meant for older campers.|
Decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your younger campers or not.
|Required:||4 30-foot heavy-duty ropes|
|Preparation:||Attach one end of each rope to all the others to create a star shape of ropes.|
Lay out the ropes in the play area with the knot in the center.
Mark a circular goal line about 20 feet from the center point.
Disect the circle into quarters by drawing a line from the center to the edge.
|Notes:||Stress the potential danger of rope burns, especially if eliminated teams do not immediately get out of the way.|
|Instructions:||Create 4 teams - keep teams intact and combine teams to even the teams as much as possible. But, it is not necessary to have even teams.|
Each team has the goal of pulling all the other teams over their goal line.
When the end of a team's rope crosses into the circle, that team is defeated and drops their rope and quickly leaves the play area.
Teams can swivel and pull to the side to help a neighboring team defeat a superior team and then reverse direction.
Do a 'Best of Five' competition with breaks and strategizing between rounds.
You might want to allow all teams to mingle and talk for a few minutes between rounds in case any 'alliances' want to be proposed.