Creeping Closer

An active team-building game for large groups


How To Play Creeping Closer

Select one person from your group to be the captain. They must stand on one side of the playing field (usually just in a room or hall) facing the wall.

The rest of the group must all start with one limb touching the opposite wall. The aim of the game is for one person to touch the captain.

While the captain is facing the wall, everyone can move freely but must remain completely silent. However at any point (of the captain's choosing) the captain may turn around quickly and everyone must freeze completely still. If the captain catches anyone moving, the whole team must return to the starting position.

This is a fantastic team building game as everyone needs to work together and communicate effectively. If one person stuffs up, the whole team gets punished!

Another good variation of this game is splitting the group into two teams that are competing to reach the captain first. Or even letting each player play individually, so if someone gets caught out, they return to the start but the rest of the players may stay where they are.

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Joel
on 23 August 2014


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This is a good and simple game. Another game similar to this is grandmas keys. Where the selected person (grandma) sits on a chair with keys under it while the others have to creep up and take it without being caught

Posted by Ezra on 7 Sep 2019 at 8:37:17

What happens that the team would all suffer for one person getting caught? They start all over? What happens when the captain gets tagged? Is there a winner?

Posted by Kaylie on 20 Jun 2019 at 6:35:18

Can't wait to try it!

Posted by He!lo on 19 Feb 2019 at 10:28:18

How will this game end?

Posted by Ciarauly on 24 Sep 2018 at 11:31:38

I love this, will try it out

Posted by Deriaan on 17 Apr 2018 at 9:20:21

This reminds me of red light ,green light 123

Posted by Kristina on 17 Mar 2018 at 12:43:30

Cool. I remember playing this with my youth group. It was called "Museum" instead though.

Posted by Ashley on 1 Mar 2017 at 4:29:42
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