November 13, 2009 : Jane Marczewski
Have you ever spent a Friday night staring at your computer screen in your dorm room wondering what to do? I'm sure every college student has been there, wishing there was money to spend on a movie or a night out with friends! But here is some good news: You don't need money in order to enjoy a Friday night! Round up some fellow bored friends and enjoy one of these wacky group games!
Bigger or Better
In this silly trading game, the group will divide into at least 2 teams. (The best team size is about 4-5 people.) Each team begins with a small object such as a pen or a paper clip. The point of the game is to trade the beginning object with a stranger around campus for something bigger or better. The team will continue trading their objects for bigger things as the game goes on. For example, the last time I played, my team began with a pen, and traded that for two pieces of pizza. We traded the pizza for a hat and a pair of sunglasses. In only a half hour, we ended up with a pinata full of candy, a bag of homemade cookies and some instant oatmeal! When the game is over (after a decided time limit), the teams will meet up to divide the plunder!
Ultimate Challenge Scavenger Hunt
After a long, hard week, there is no better way to break out in laughter than this bizarre activity. After gathering a group of at least 8, divide into teams of 4-5 members. Each team creates a list of 15 embarrassing and hilarious tasks for the opposing team to complete. “Perform the last scene of Romeo and Juliet in the computer lab,” “Pose as dead animals in the Snowflex lodge for one minute” and “Army-crawl through a hallway of DeMoss” are a few examples. All of these challenges must be recorded on video or in photos. The winning team is the team that completes all of the tasks on the list and returns to the starting point first. The scavenger hunt itself is a blast, but the real fun comes when the game is over while watching the videos together!
Feel free to bend the rules and create your own versions of these games! With some good friends and a few hours to use up, you're bound to have fun!
- Jane Marczewski