Youth Group Games - Group Games

Extreme Rock Paper Scissors

Rock Paper Scissors with two big teams and an element of tag thrown in.
How To Play
On a large playing field, split the group into two teams. Make sure there is a halfway point that is recognizable. In the back of each team's side, make sure there is another "end zone" area that is recognizable.

Teams will huddle up and decide which of the rock, paper scissors moves they will do. When both teams have decided, they approach the center line and with the help of the facilitator, they all say "Rock... Paper... Scissors... shoot" together and perform their action (it can be fun to have the actions much bigger than normal - such as their whole bodies turning into rocks, or giant scissors, or big pieces of paper).

Whatever team wins can immediately begin chasing the other team, attempting to tag them. The team that lost tries to run back to their "end zone" as quickly as possible. If they make it there without being tagged, they are safe. If they get tagged, they must join the other team.

The game usually does not end up with one team having everyone and so the facilitator must use his or her discretion of when to end the game.

The 3 rock, paper, scissors moves are:

Rock beats scissors.
Scissors beats paper.
Paper beats rock.
37 Ratings
37 Ratings

cool fun way of playing without using your hands -albe (Nov 11, 2009)

We used this for a large full camp game. We split everyone into their teams and called the teams out one by one to face off, until there was just little bits of teams remaining. At that point, we combined the teams to do one final round. It was for kids from 5th to 12th grade. Definitely recommend! -Jacquelin (Feb 1, 2013)

This is a version I created that is the strategy game for Rock Paper Scissors, no guessing in my version, still fun. Here is the link to the App for it on the Apple App Store. Play it in the dirt or on a checkered board. But, the best way is to play on the App. -Aidan Sommers (Aug 13, 2013)

I've played this several times except we use mosquito, salmon, bear instead of paper, rock, scissors. Bear beats salmon; salmon beats mosquito; mosquito beats bear. -Andrew (Mar 19, 2015)

We had a lot of fun with this game tonight. Our group is from grade 8-12. All enjoyed it! -Rosanne (Apr 25, 2015)

This was a good game. Our youth group had a blast with this one. -Brendon (May 14, 2016)


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