Do you know of any fun active games to play with friends when your kids are bored? Or may be you are baffled what activities to offer to a rather large crowd of kids who gathered to celebrate your child’s birthday party. Whatever you are going through or celebrating, there are some genius games that will your kid crowds contained and preoccupied.
Let me introduce you to a family of games that have been some of my favorites, since we’ve tested them from the very beginning of their inception. Every game is a unique creation by a teacher and super entrepreneur Judd King.
- Capture The Flag Redux recreates a Summertime Classic outdoor game
- Glow Battle
- Wizards and Werewolves
Capture The Flag Redux Game
Inspiration for the game arose from experiences Judd had as a Boy Scout. Hiking, camping and outdoor programs shaped his deep appreciation for nature – but capture the flag offered something a little different: stealth. It was a combination of the freedom of being outside and the thrill of sneaking around, trying to get the other team’s flag without getting caught, that truly ignited his imagination and made for some of his favorite memories as a scout.
The idea for REDUX came years later, when Judd happened upon a set of color-changing, luminescent ostrich-egg sized LED lights. He purchased them as a joke and started displaying them as parties. They proved to be so popular that he started bringing them camping and to music festivals.
Maybe it was rubbing shoulders with so many incredible people or maybe it was being back outside so much, but somehow “LED lights” merged with his favorite outdoor game, capture the flag. Soon enough, he launched the game on Kickstarter, reached 40% of his funding goal within 48 hours and things haven’t slowed since!
The creation of the game is one thing but its purpose reflects a far more important value. As a teacher, whether in the classroom or out on a high school wilderness retreat, Judd became increasingly concerned with the way that technology separates people in their face-to-face interactions.
All too often youth exist in a sort of neither region of spending time with friends while texting people who aren’t present, interrupting conversation with posts from online personalities they’ve never met, and otherwise distracting themselves from what is arguably the most meaningful component of our existence: our connection to other people.
The REDUX team offers a product that incites youth to being fiercely present and aware of one another. It does this during a time of day when, let’s face it, kids and teens don’t have a lot of options: after sunset. It encourages kids to put their cell phones, tablets, TV remotes down and INTERACT. In real time. Outdoors. With each other.
This kit has been popular with youth groups, scouting groups, summer camps, and birthday parties. If you are looking for a way to keep your group active and happy, then Capture the Flag REDUX would be a great addition to your summer nights.
Buy it HERE for all your fun celebrations (thank you for using my affiliate link when you buy it, as Amazon influencer I make a small commission from qualified purchases.)
This super entertaining activity belongs to some of the best active games to play with friends.
Now get outside and do something fun!
Glow Battle Group Game With Glowing Swards
Who doesn’t love Star Wars and their infinite fights with lightsabers?! Now, you can enjoy a game that can elevate your thinking and strategy while using a glowing sword. Here is the GLOW BATTLE by Starlux Games. You can buy it HERE (I make a small commission from qualified Amazon sales, thank you for using my link!)
This game is a ton of fun for both kids and adults. This is a game to play with friends when bored. We usually play in large groups where parents and kids are all mixed up in opposite teams. The infinite fun is guaranteed!
If you are thinking STEM games, it is! A child’s brain processes strategies while optimizing the movements of the body. The connections between the brain and body during the game are priceless.
Double the fun using double the weapons! That means every player can fight two handed. The extra items also come in handy for bonus games such as Knights of Old, Death Race and Vampires.
Wizards And Werewolves Outdoor Game of Hunting, Hiding And Howling
If you are into fantasy, then Wizards And Werewolves is your outdoor game to play and act out! This is a fun and epic team-based game that pits two mythical forces against each other in an exciting backyard battle of speed, skill and wits.
Who said that exercise is boring? This active group game will get you back in shape when played regularly. In addition, player from 8-years-old to 65+ are welcome!
These active games to play with friends come in amazingly well-decorated and packaged boxes. Make it a gift that will last.
You can buy this active group game HERE (my affiliate link, thank you for using it).