Train game

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Train game
Type: active game
Number of players: 16 or more
Location: playing field (can be indoors)
Equipment: one gymnastics mat per group
Duration: arbitrary, a few minutes
Preparation: none

The train game is an active game for several groups. Usually, it is played by at least four groups of for members each.


Each group requires one gymnastics mat (or some other larger and not too easy to be carried object).


Each group sits in one corner of the playing field. The corners represent train stations are designated accordingly (with city names, etc.). All players are sitting on their mat.

The referee then calls two names of train stations. The respective teams have to exchange places. They have to carry their mat to the other train station. While carrying, all players have to touch the train all the time. The faster team to reach its final location earns one point.