Top ten night time games

When the sun goes down, the sky fills up with stars and everything outside is lit only by moonlight - it's the perfect time to play some thrilling night time youth group games in the dark.

These games are ideal for playing in the dark and are often good youth camp wide games or simulation games.

10. Commando

While this game doesn't technically need to be played at night time, it is made all the better for it. Includes plenty of running and yelling!

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9. Mafia

This all time favourite circle game brings in the element of story-telling as well as strategy and conspiring. Playing it at night time in a room with low light just adds to the mood.

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8. Bible Smugglers

A wide game with a message that is best played at night time and in a location with plenty of room to run.

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7. Skit Night

No youth camp is complete without a camp concert or skit night. Having a talent show on the final night of camp is a great way to finish and encourage kids to be brave, share a talent and have a laugh.

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6. A Light In Darkness

This is a great, fun game for leading into topics like spiritual warfare, reaching the lost, etc. This is best played with low lights and room to run and hide.

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5. Niteball

Stick glow sticks on a netball and hey presto - you have Niteball! Similar rules to netball but with a couple twists and perfect for playing at night time.

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4. Alien Invasion

A great example of a night time youth group game that uses glow sticks. Everyone loves glow sticks and this one uses them within the theme of an alien invasion. Let your imagination run wild.

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3. Murder in the Dark

Well it says it all in the name doesn't it! This one is another classic game that could be used to bring up the theme of murder/hate/enemies etc.

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2. Capture the Flag

There are a miriad of different ways to play this classic wide game and playing it at night time is one of the best. Perfect for a youth camp night time game, playing Capture the Flag in the dark is ideal.

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1. Zombie Apocalypse

Zombies, survivors and helpers all face-off in this thrilling youth group game. If the zombies use good sound effects in the dark, it's definitely going to be a scary game!

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