Matchbox Nose Race

An active mini-olympics duel game

How To Play Matchbox Nose Race

Materials Needed


You need an empty matchbox for each person and a hall (preferably carpeted). The matchbox must be empty, and is 5.2cm x 3.7cm x 1.6cm. In the hall, measure out a 20m track, which is as straight as possible. If your hall is less than 20m long, then go up one wall and along the adjacent wall - do not have more than a 90 degree turn in your track.

Contestants line up at the start, with their hands on the floor, and their noses on a matchbox which is on the floor. On your command they push the matchbox with their nose to the finish line. They are disqualified if they touch the box with anything other than their nose.


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on 16 April 2008


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Posted by Laszlo 6 years ago

Its gdddd

Posted by 9 years ago

This is a perfect game except we are going to use little racecars instead since our theme is Transformers tonight :)!!!

Posted by Ashley 10 years ago

great idea... now I gotta try it!

Posted by Sal 13 years ago

A variation of this could be with a ping pong ball and a straw. Players have a path made for them from two strips of masking tape. They have to blow the ping pong ball with the straw, making sure the ball stays inside the 'path'. If it goes out, they have to start again.

Posted by Samara 13 years ago
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