May 5th, 2019 Materials Needed: Hands, participants, and enthusiasm!
How To Play: This is a great game to play with a larger group. Have everyone pair up with a buddy. This buddy is now their opponent and it's about to get intense. Give the group a general overview of Rock, Paper, Scissors (RPS) just in case someone is unfamiliar with/has forgotten the game. Rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and paper beats rock.
At this point they probably think they’re just going to play an ordinary game of RPS. WRONG! Tell them to play their opponent in one round of RPS, best two out of three and then have the loser raise both of their hands. After the first round have the losers put their hands on the back of their opponent's shoulders, forming a small train. The loser is now the official cheerleader for their opponent! They should yell, scream, and cheer as loud as they can for the person they just lost to! Winners and their cheering squad now have to go around and find other trains to play. Any train that losses the RPS match (still best two out of three) hooks onto the back of the winning train. This will eventually form two final massive trains of yelling and screaming participants!
You can make the final battle as dramatic as you want. Young people usually love this game (and ask for multiple rounds) because they can can fall into two categories of participation after the game gets started; their is the group that is yelling and screaming (with an actual excuse to do so) and the group that can simply enjoy being apart of a train/activity while their companions make all of the loud noises for them. Enjoy this XTREAM version of RPS!