An active icebreaker game for junior youth and large groups
How To Play Poopdeck
For medium size to large groups indoor or out. Use tape to create large boxes on the floor or ground. Each of these boxes is a deck. Students gather in one of these decks -- the poopdeck, quarterdeck and halfdeck.
The leader calls out a "deck" and all the students move to the deck called out. The last student into the deck is out of the game. The game continues until two students are left.
To make the game more exciting you can add your own "decks". We have a balcony in our high school room so we use the "upper deck"--radical! Students falling all over themselves up the stairs.
You can yell out commands too instead of moving them to another "deck." -- like "hit the deck" (everyone goes face down, last one down is out)... "swab the deck" (everyone on their knees)... very, very fun. Be creative!
on 19 January 2008