How to Play Seagulls and Crows

Active group games are a great way to get everyone excited and moving about. Seagulls and Crows is one such icebreaker game that combines fun and teamwork, making it an ideal game to play for any situation.

Features of Seagulls and Crows Game

 ★  Game Name Seagulls and Crows
 ★  Group size any
 ★  Age kids (6+) and teens
 ★  Type active
 ★  Skill balance / running 
 ★  Place indoor (gym) and outdoor
 ★  Time up to 10 – 15 min
 ★  Preparation no
 ★  Materials no

The aim of the Game

In Seagulls and Crows, the player’s goal is to work with their team to tag as many as the opposing members as possible. The team with the most “birds” will be deemed the winner. Seagulls and Crows is a great group game as it requires a lot of teamwork and a little strategizing ahead.

Ideal Age and Group Sizes

To play Seagulls and Crows, you’ll need a group size of 8 to 12 players. Having more players increases the difficulty of the game but makes it even more fun for everyone.

You’ll want to be sure, however, that you have an equal number of players on each team. Seagulls and Crows is a great group game for anyone aged 6 and above.

Preparation and Needed Materials

You won’t have to prepare any materials to play Seagulls and Crows. This makes it a great group game to play when you need ideas on a whim as you’ll only need a large room with space to run.

If you’d like, you may want the host to prepare a story that includes the words “Seagulls” and “Crows” respectively. This helps create more excitement ahead of time as the host won’t have to spend time thinking of a story later.

How to play Seagulls and Crows as a Group

If you’d like to turn Seagulls and Crows into a great icebreaker game, it would be best to randomize your teams. This provides everyone the opportunity to work with a new team member as teamwork is key to success in Seagulls and Crows.

Step 1: Begin by separating your players into 2 teams. Assign them to each side of the room, with their goals on the opposing side. For example, the Seagulls will begin on the Crows’ goal section and vice versa.

Step 2: When all your players are ready, the host will begin to read a story. If the host mentions either of the birds in the story, the team that has been assigned as that bird must try to run toward their goal. The opposing team must try to stop them by tagging them. For instance, if the host says, “Crows,” the Crows team must try their best to run to their goal at the end of the room where the Seagulls are. The Seagulls’ role is to tag any of the Crows.

Step 3: If a player has been tagged by the opposing team, they will then become a part of that new team. In other words, if a Crow has been tagged by a Seagull, they will then become a Seagull.

Step 4: The game ends when either of the team has tagged all their opponents or when the story has come to an end. The winner is then determined by who has more players on their team – the Seagulls or the Crows.

Different ways to play Seagulls and Crows

The great thing about Seagulls and Crows is that the characters are never set in stone. If you’d like to play the game differently, you can also swap them out for other animals such as Dogs and Cats or Lions and Elephants. To add to a layer of difficulty, you may also ask the players of each team to make the sounds of their animals as they cross the room. This makes the game even funnier, and you may even spot a talented sound artist or two.