Egg, Chicken, Velociraptor / Egg-olution

Type of Activity: Energizer

Props Needed: None

Set Up: Group size 8 or more. You need a mid-size open area for this one. Plays well with 12 to 25 (or more) for 15 to 20 minutes.

Process: The prior knowledge of the famous, "Rock, Paper, Scissors" is a necessity for this game to work.  Review what beats what and office face off rules (1, 2, 3, shoot).  Everyone starts out as eggs, in a very egg-like position.  Eggs waddle over to other eggs and play rock, paper, scissors.  Whoever wins advances to a Chicken.  Whoever loses remains an egg.  Chickens must squawk and walk very chicken-like over to another chicken.  They play rock, paper, scissors.  Whoever wins advances to a velociraptor.  Whoever loses remains a chicken.  The Velociraptor lets out a velociraptor yell and walks very velociraptor-like over to another Velociraptor.  They play rock, paper, scissors.  Whoever wins becomes Immortal and can no longer be effected by anyone.  Whoever loses remains a velociraptor. Immortals can either mingle around or designate a location for them to go to one they reach Immortal status.

This continues until you have many Immortals.  You could have the remaining eggs, chickens, and velociraptors jokingly bow down to the immortals and say, “We’re not worthy!  We’re not worthy!”

Variations: Also known as Egg-olution.  Also try when person loses they de-evolve and continue to play (ex. Chicken who loses becomes an egg again.) If you lose at the lowest level you stay that level.  (Egg-olution is: Egg, Baby Chick, Rooster, Enlightened Being) Winning Rosters become “Enlightened Beings” - standing still with arms crossed looking very…..enlightened. Enlightened beings can RPS with anyone, but never “de-volve” back down, they just help others “egg-volve”!! You can also just make up your own evolution and create motions to go with it.

Debriefing Topics:

  • What made this game fun?
  • How did it feel when you became an Immortal?
  • How did it feel when you lost a round of Rock, Paper, Scissors?
  • Did everyone play fair?

The Empty Bag, Cavert and Hammond pg. 109.

For original write up purchase "The Empty Bag”  

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