Fugitive

Required: Fun Gripper Volleyball or rubber ball
Players: Small to large groups

Select someone to be the fugitive. Everyone else is out tocapture the fugitive working as a team (FBI).Capture the fugitive by hitting him below the waist with the ball. The fugitive can run anywhere within the boundaries. The FBI agents pass the ball to each other until they can get a good shot, they must throw it to another agent. FBI agents can go anywhere-even outside the boundaries. Strategy involves passing the ball to someone near the fugitive who would then have a good shot. Anyone hitting the fugitive above the waist is out for the game.

Fugitive-Stake Out (Game of the Month 12/98)

Required: Fun Gripper Volleyball or rubber ball
Players: Small to large groups

In this version of fugitive the FBI agents are positioned around the field and they cannot move from their designated spot. This makes it a less active game and better allows all ability levels to play together.

Select someone to be the fugitive. Everyone else is out to capture the fugitive, working as a team (FBI). Capture the fugitive by hitting him below the waist with the ball.

The fugitive can run anywhere within the boundaries. The FBI agents pass the ball to each other until they can get a good shot at the fugitive. The person who hits the fugitive below the waist is not the next fugitive. The person who passed him the ball is the next fugitive. Play coed by requiring the ball to be passed to at least one girl any time it touches the ground. Players may leave their spot to get a stray ball but most go back to their spot to throw it. They must pass it to someone if they left their spot to get the ball.

Galaxy Ball (Game of the Month 1/99)

Required: 3 to 5 Fun Gripper Volleyballs or soft rubber balls
Players: Small to large groups

Players form a large circle or square. Place 1 to 5 players in the centerwho try to avoid being hit by thrown balls. Players on the perimeter throw balls trying to hit the inner circle players at the waist or below. The player who hits someone, gets to take his or her place in the center.

Garage Volleyball

Required: Fun Gripper Volleyball or rubber ball; garage door, wall, or slanted roof
Players: Two, four or six players

One team serves against the wall, and the other team must hit the ball back to the wall without catching or dropping it. Hit back and forth until dropped. If the serving team drops the ball, it loses the serve. If the other team drops the ball the serving team receives a point. Play up to fifteen points. Compete against other kids in the neighborhood.

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Hit and Sit

Required: Fun Gripper Soccer Ball or Volleyball
Players: Medium to large groups

To play you need 3 large soft balls and you put them in the middle of a gym. You need at least 15 people to play and everyone sits on a bench or sideline until someone says go. Everyone goes after the balls and the players that pickup one of the balls throws it at someone. If a player is hit below the shoulders then that player has to sit. If the throwing player throws the ball at someone and that person catches the ball the throwing player is out and sits down. The players are only aloud to take 3 steps before throwing the balls. When a throwing player throws the ball at you, you can dodge it, jump or even do a roll if you’re good at gymnastics. If a player is hit above the shoulders it does not count. It’s very fun.

Submitted by Zorin

Hit the Snake – Dodge Ball (Game of the Month 5/10)

Required: Fun Gripper Soccer Ball or Volleyball
Players: Small to large groups

Start out with three people to form a snake, having a head, middle section and the tail with players placing hands on waist to stay attached. The remainder of the group is to form a circle around the snake. The object is to try to hit the tail of the snake with the ball. The snake so to move around quickly to prevent this from happening. The group should pass ball round to out smart the snake to get in a shot at the tail. If the tail is hit the person that hit the snake is now the head of the snake. The tail is to take the place of the thrower back into the circle.

Kick The Can (Game of the Month 6/99)

Required: Fun Gripper Soccer Ball, large play area
Players: Small to medium groups

One person is it, place the ball into the center of a field of flat playing area. Get someone to kick the ball. Everyone runs to a hiding spot except the person who is it has to run and put the ball back into the center of the field or where the ball was kicked from. If the person who is it sees someone, he or she runs to the ball and yells 1 2 3 on whoever s/he sees. If you are not caught and you kick the ball you free everyone who is caught. If everyone is caught the person who was caught first is it.

Submitted by Joe Bouchie

Medic Pin Tag

Required: Soft balls, bowling pins and gymnasium or similar indoor enclosed play area
Players: Large groups

Divide up into two teams. Each team will be given 5 bowling pins that will be spread out evenly on one side of the gym behind a line. The other teams bowling pins should be spaced the same on the opposite side of gym. Each team will have one player designated as the medic who should wear some type of special jersey over their own shirt. Give each team 2-3 balls and on go they are to throw them at the other team without crossing the line. The object is to try to knock down the other teams pins, hit the players or the medic. If a player is hit, that player must go forward in front of the line and sit down to wait for the medic. The medic will drag the player back over to their own line and that player can once again help guard the pins. If the medic is hit, he must also go forward past the line and sit. Someone on his team must rescue him the same way but once back across the line the rescuer becomes the new medic and they will wear the jersey. The first team to knock down all the pins of the other team is the winner.

Submitted by Mariah Scheel, Fun-Attic, Inc.

One-eyed Cat (Game of the Month 8/06)

Required: Fun Gripper Bat & Ball, two bases, two bases
Players: 4 or more players

Start out with a batter, a pitcher, a catcher, fielders, home plate and one base. Batting order will be batter, catcher, pitcher, and then fielders. Batter tries to hit the ball and run to base and back to home without getting out. Once he is out he rotates into next position which would be fielder. For each successful run he scores one point. The person with the most points is the winner.

Oscar’s Trash Can (Game of the Month 8/06)

Required: Fun Gripper Bat & Ball, two bases, two bases
Players: 4 or more players

Set up floor mats so that they are on there sides somewhat bent in the middle to stay up right. Place the mats so that they form a circle and have two players go into the circle (Oscar’s Trashcan). The mats will create a wall that the players outside and inside cannot see past. The outside players will throw balls into the circle (Oscar’s Trashcan). The players inside the circle will throw the balls back outside of the circle. Make sure that the balls are soft-sided so that none of the players are hurt when getting hit by a ball. You can rotate new players into the circle after several minutes have passed.

Remember – The object is for everyone to have fun. The moderator is the all-powerful dictator. You may at any time change the rules or boundaries or handicap players to help balance out the wide spectrum of abilities. We want the tentative athlete and the superjock to play together at the best of their abilities.

Have Fun! 🙂

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