Paper ripping

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Paper ripping
Type: coordination game
Number of players: any number
Location: arbitrary
Equipment: newspaper
Duration: 10-15 minutes
Preparation: none

Paper ripping is a tournament for any number of participants.


  • one large sheet of (news-)paper for each participant


All participants get a sheet of paper (of equal size). Once the game is started, all players have to rip the paper into one long serpent (line) of paper. After some minutes, the longest line wins. Of course, all parts of the line must be fully connected to each other!