Gaga Ball

An active camp game for large groups

How To Play Gaga Ball

This is a wildly popular indoor exhausting game.

The game begins with all participants touching a wall. The dodge balls are thrown up in the air and play begins. The object is to not get out.

You get out if one of the following happens:
1. The dodge ball touches you anywhere below your knees (shins, feet, etc).
2. Any part of your body touches the ground other than your hands or feet.
3. You pick up the dodge ball (you must bat it with your hands).

Players roll the dodge ball on the ground in front of them and try to hit it into other player?s feet. Hands can be used to block the ball.

Materials Needed

1-3 gatorskin dodgeballs


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on 21 June 2014


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Davey, you bend over and hit the ball. I like to ball my hand into a fist and hit it like that for extra speed and force.

Posted by Megan on 13 Dec 2019 at 4:42:37

How do you roll the ball if you can't pick it up?

Posted by Davey on 16 Nov 2019 at 3:45:48

This is an Israeli game and it's really just every-person-for-themselves dodgeball. This description is missing an important rule! Once a player touches the ball, they can't touch it again until the ball touches another person or a wall. It's usually played in a confined space, like a fenced-in circle or pit designed specifically for the game so that players can use the wall and nt get too far spread out from each other.

Posted by Ben on 3 Oct 2018 at 9:43:33

Alright then..gotta try this one..

Posted by Nathan Esrey on 7 May 2018 at 6:26:41

TO answer how to get back in, If we wanted to keep the game going, we'd just yell JAIL BREAK and everyone is back in.

This is one of those games that can just go on forever

Posted by Waters on 17 Jul 2017 at 9:24:21

I don't get it. I need a game for kids about 6-7 years old

Posted by EWWW on 13 Jul 2017 at 9:06:49

if your playing with a lot of people try to go unnoticed

Posted by ????? on 21 Jun 2017 at 12:55:18

Thanks for the game, just tried it at our youth group. Our group of 20ish isn't that competitive, and if you need to burn up some time at a session, just play----if you get hit, sit down on the spot, and you get back in by catching a ball (not retrieving a rolling ball)

Posted by Andy b on 16 Jan 2015 at 8:20:34

@Dia squad, a person doesn't get back into the game (as its traditionally played). It's an elimination game. Last person standing wins.

Posted by Andrew on 15 Jan 2015 at 6:51:57

How can ya get back into game?

Posted by Dia squad on 6 Oct 2014 at 11:59:38
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