How to Play Pinpoint Group Game

Depending on where you’re at, this group game is better known as Pinpoint or On the Edge. This is a game that requires some aiming skills and a little luck but ultimately provides your group with tons of laughter and fun.

Features of the Pinpoint Game

 ★  Game Name Pinpoint 
 ★  Group size small and medium
 ★  Age kids (6+) and teens
 ★  Type active
 ★  Skill throwing
 ★  Place indoor
 ★  Time up to 10 – 20 min
 ★  Preparation no
 ★  Materials yes (paper)

The aim of the Game

When playing Pinpoint / On the Edge, your goal is to try to get 2 pieces of scrunched up paper as close to a designated target as possible. The player or group that has their papers closest to the target wins.

Ideal Age and Group Sizes

Pinpoint / On the Edge is a fun group game to be played between 2 to 10 players. You’re always welcome to have larger groups, although you may have to prepare extra stations for everyone to have fun without having to wait too long for their turn.

This game can be played by anyone aged 6 and up.

Things to prepare to play Pinpoint / On the Edge

To play Pinpoint / On the Edge, here is a list of materials that you will need:

  • A surface to put your target on
  • A designated target – this can be anything from a mug to a bowl or even a book
  • 3 pieces of papers per player, rolled into a ball

How to play Pinpoint / On the Edge

Before you begin to play Pinpoint / On the Edge, you’ll have to set the playing “field” up. You may optionally tape down a certain boundary and remind players they cannot step beyond the boundary for the next step.

Step 1: Place your target in the middle of a surface – it can be a table or on the countertop. Depending on your number of players, divide everyone into equal teams. Provide each team with scrunched papers of a designated color, so you’ll easily recognize the papers later.

Step 2: Line your teams up, with players from each group alternating between each other. Your players must throw the paper ball they have on hand, getting it as close to the designated target as possible. Papers that roll off the surface will not be considered.

Step 3: Aside from aiming hard for your papers to get close to the target, you may also sabotage your opponent’s game. This can be done by hitting your opponent’s paper out of the way, so your paper balls are closer to the target. The person or team with the most papers closest to the target wins.