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Balloon Defense

Buy two different colored balloons, 25 to 50 of each for two teams of play. Choose colors according to the closest holiday or anything relevant (opposing school colors if you're in a small town).

Form two teams. Each team must defend its treasure (a pile of balloons) while attempting to steal or destroy the other team's treasure. Use one color of balloons for one team, and another color for the other team. Designate a time period (five to 10 minutes) to play the game. When the time ends, each team's unpopped balloons count 100 points each. Stolen, unpopped balloons count 200 points each.

Depending on your team, this can be either played as a Capture the Flag style game, or just all out full contact. Have fun with this game, and make it your own!

Also see Busted (Click Here) and Balloon Master (Click Here).

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Comments on this post

   Phoebe         4/8/2015 11:16:02 AM

How do players defend their treasure?

   Heidi          3/19/2015 1:49:05 PM

This is a great game. Good if you can have some tape on each player and if it's ripped off they have to go to a leader to get more before continuing to play.

   jordon         1/26/2015 7:28:41 AM

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   Joseph Ryder         12/17/2013 10:50:02 AM

how do you defend the balloons? if they get tagged are they out? if so can they get back in?

   Linda         6/21/2011 7:51:57 AM

I haven't played this with the group yet. sounds like great fun for summertime, outdoor fun!