How to Play Bound Ball (Get moving group games)

Group games like Bound Ball are a fun way to help get your players running about actively. After all, not only are these group games fun but if you’re playing with a new group of friends, it could also help break the ice and foster new friendships along the way.

Features of the Bound Ball Game

 ★  Game Name Bound Ball
 ★  Group size small and medium
 ★  Age any (10+)
 ★  Type active  
 ★  Skill reaction / throwing
 ★  Place indoor (gym) and outdoor
 ★  Time up to 10 – 20 min
 ★  Preparation no
 ★  Materials yes (ball)

The aim behind Bound Ball

In Bound Ball, your goal is to make your opponents lose points. You can do this by hitting the ball to their side of the room and hope they will touch the ball before it has bounced on the floor once. Your team could also gain points if your opponent fails to catch the ball on their court.

Ideal Age and Group Sizes

Broad Ball is a fun game to play when you have a group of 4 to 12 players. Larger groups are welcome, although you may need a bigger room for all the players to run around. Be sure to have enough players to distribute between 2 teams evenly, or have some players wait their turn as spectators.

Bound Ball is a fun game to play with anyone aged 10 and above.

What to prepare for Bound Ball

To play Bound Ball, you will want to prepare these materials ahead:

  • A bouncy ball – this can be a basketball or beach ball, whichever is easier for you to find.
  • Cones or tape to mark the center of the room. This is the boundary line that will help tell you when the ball is on your opponent’s court.
  • A referee.

How to play Bound Ball

Bound Ball is a great game to help foster teamwork if you’re playing with a new group of friends. To make Bound Ball a fun icebreaker game, you may consider selecting teammates at random. Once you have selected your teammates, you may then start the game by having the teams start on each side of the court.

Step 1: Start by having one team serve the ball over to their opponents. You can work with your teammates on this, whether you want to bounce the ball once to your teammates and have them serve the ball over, or you can do it yourself.

Step 2: When you receive the ball, you must first allow it to bounce on the floor once. After the ball has bounced, you may then try to serve it back to your opponents.

Step 3: If your opponent touches the ball before it has bounced on the floor once, they will lose a point. If your opponent fails to serve the ball back after the ball has touched the floor, they will also lose a point.

Step 4: The game ends when either team loses 10 points first, and the opposing team will be considered the winner.