My brother Dan added a comment on the Tri-Pong post, introducing me to a great variation of classic Dodgeball. Here’s Dan to explain:
“At the school where I teach, students are in charge of organizing and running intramural activities this year. They have started with an old-school favourite: Dodgeball. However, they have introduced numerous variations on the game to keep the activity fresh. One version is simply called Dodgeball World Domination. The gym floor is divided into four quarters instead of two halves, and the players are distributed equally among the quarters. When play begins, a player can hit any opponent in any of the three other quarters. Once a player is hit, he or she must join the team that just hit him or her.
A point will come when only one player remains in a quarter. Once that last player is hit, she joins the team that just hit her, and that team gets to spread out over that new quarter that they just annexed. Now, that team controls two quarters of the gym, not just one (think of the game of “Risk”). Play continues until one team dominates the entire gym or until the players all drop from exhaustion. This version is very fast-paced and keeps all of the participants active throughout the entire game. No player is ever “out”; they are just compelled to shift their allegiance from one team to another.”
Speaking of awesome…
What variations of classic games do you play?
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