The beauty of anything is based on its ease, no matter if that’s a person or a game. So are these Minor games too: Can be played anywhere, do not need any prior knowledge and can be enjoyed by everyone in the family and schools. Isn’t it like a Christmas deal! You buy something, and you get complimentary add on. These games require as minimum as 20 minutes and can be played for an endless number of hours depending upon your spare time and energy. Here are the top five easy to play minor games:

Top Five Easy to Play Minor Games:

1. War Ball:

Things Required:

Three softballs

Players:

Minimum 3 to 4

You can call it an indoor dodge ball. So, it is an indoor game. You play it in the same fashion but with no team. Anyone can hit the other one below the shoulder. The player who gets hit is out and has to sit on the side until the one who got him out gets hit by someone else. Once this happens, he is allowed back into the game. The one who gets every other player out is the winner. You can play this game for hours.

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Rules:

The player with the ball in his hand can take only one’s two forward before hitting. None of the players is allowed to catch the ball. In case he does, he is out of the game. Also, no player is allowed to hold the ball for more than five seconds.

2. Star Wars Throwing Game:

Things Required:

Indoor or foam balls

Players:

At least 3 to 4

The game is played in a team of two. The players are divided equally among two teams. A line is drawn between the two teams, and foam balls are kept on the line. The players aim at hitting the maximum number of players from the opposite team below the shoulder. One who gets hit has to sit back and is only allowed back in the game once the secret Jedi knight (one of the members from the same team) touches them. The team whose all the players get hit first loses.

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Rules:

The hits over the shoulder will not be counted. If the secret Jedi gets hit, no other player can be saved. Identifying the secret Jedi also earns an extra point for the opposition.

3. King of the Castle:

Things Required:

Cones and softballs

Players:

At least 4 to 5

All the players get the cones except two. The players suppose to be given the cones, and the one’s left aside can be decided according to the total number of players. For every five players, one player should be left without the cone. The softballs are then thrown in the playing area. Without using their hands, the players have to knock out the cones in the hands of the other players. The one whose cone falls hands over his cone to one of the players sitting without them. The one who is left at the end with the cone in his hand is the winner.

Rules:

The player is out if he used hands to throw the ball. The ball I not allowed to be thrown above the waist line.No physical contact between the players is allowed.

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4. Protect the President

Things Required:

Softballs

Players:

At least 5 to 6

The players are asked to stand in the circle. It is basically an outdoor game. Two of them are made to stand in the centre. One of them is named the president, and the other one is his bodyguard. The players in the circle throw the balls on the president, and the bodyguard has to protect the president. If any of the balls hit the president, the player who threw the ball becomes the bodyguard, and the bodyguard is the new president. The president goes with the other players standing in the circle.

Rules:

The circle should be big enough to ensure that the players are not throwing the ball from a very short distance.

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5. Capture the Flag:

Things Required:

Cones, flags and coloured bands

Players:

At least 5 to 6

The game is played in two teams. The line of cones separates them. The area for each team has a jail area and a flag area( where the flags are kept). The players from the opposite team have to take the flags and run away to their area. If the player is caught in the opposite team area, he is supposed to stay in the area designated as jail area.

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Rules:

Tripping is not allowed in the game. Make sure there are proper boundaries to avoid any confusion during and after the game. 

These were easy to play minor games. Hope you understood the importance of minor games.

Happy Playing!

About Radhieka Talwar

A qualified physiotherapist and a writer by heart! Someone who knows hard work pays you back sooner or later. For her, failing a million times is OK, but quitting even once is not.

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