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Goldfish Gauntlet

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How To Play Goldfish Gauntlet

This game is great when done infront of a crowd.

Select four people from the crowd to be your players. The best people to get, are squirmish girls (You'll see why in a moment). Get the players to take their shoes and socks off, and stand on the short end of the tarpaulin. (At this stage, the goldfish and peaches should remain hidden).

Then get someone to bring out the goldfish, and tell the players that you will be putting the goldfish out onto the tarpaulin, and their aim is to walk across the tarpaulin without squashing any of them! Now blindfold them.

Instead of putting the goldfish out, spread the sliced peaches all over the tarpaulin. While this is happening, it's best to tip off the crowd (Maybe with signs so the players can't hear) and get them to play along... making "ooooh!" sounds whenever the players step on peaches.

Once that's done, get the players to run across the tarpaulin one at a time. The fastest player wins a prize!

This is great fun to watch. Especially when the players freak out, thinking they've stepped on a goldfish. It's also a great way to get the crowd involved.

Materials Needed

Tarpaulin, A Bowl full of Live Goldfish, Several cans of sliced Peaches, Blindfolds, Stopwatch.

Submitted by Brendon on 23 Sep 2007 12:00:00

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i lyk a lot

Posted by maree on 3 Jun 2008 at 9:37:59

This game would be great at a 18th birthday party. Send 6 volunteers outside and bring in two at a time. Awesomely funny!

Posted by kerryn on 9 Jun 2010 at 1:51:42


Posted by Red on 10 Nov 2011 at 9:11:17

I've also done this with eggs instead of fish and peanut shells instead of peaches. That way you don't have blindfolded teenagers running around getting peach juice all over the place. Only issue is kids with nut allergies.

Posted by Brew on 26 Nov 2013 at 4:39:20

I'm sorry but for someone who loves animals, this is not funny even as it is intended as a joke. If I were to stand up in front of my youth group kids and tell them I was going to lay live gold fish out on a tarp and then tease them into freaking out about possibly stepping on one, no child in their right mind would play this game. I can't even believe this is on this web site.

Posted by Scott on 23 Nov 2016 at 8:27:47

"The best people to get, are squirmish girls" - what a horribly sexist comment. I hope you're more aware of your word choice now than you were in 2007 when this was posted.

Posted by Nicole on 1 May 2019 at 4:54:13

We haven't played this yet, but I think it sounds hilarious. My bet is that no one really belives they're going to step on live goldfish but when they step (blindfolded) on the peaches they're imaginations will get the best of them.

Posted by Sharon on 21 Sep 2019 at 4:33:10

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