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Type: active game
Number of players: 10 or more
Location: small playing field
Equipment: ropes
Duration: 5-10 minutes
Preparation: none

Cannibal (or: black hole) is a game for any number of players, 10 or more.


  • you need at least one rope


With the rope, you create a circle in the center of the playing field. Inside this circle, the cannibal lives (or the black hole is there). The circle should be wide enough so that in the end, all the players fit into it. If you are playing in a larger playing field (for instance, outdoors), you can also mark the outer borders of the playing field.

Once the game starts, all players try NOT to step into the circle in the middle. Whoever touches the floor inside has to stay there. He gets consumed by the cannibal; from the one, he may move around on the inside of the circle and try to grab other players, moving them inside.

The last player to remain outside of the circle wins the game!