If you’re looking for an active group game but you don’t have any materials prepared, the game Two Pairs Running will be a great pick for you. As the name suggests, this is a game that requires a lot of running.
So, this game will definitely help the players to burn off all that energy!
but will guarantee you hours of active group fun.
Features of the Twins Running Game
|★ Game Name
|★ Group size
|medium to large
|reaction / running
|indoor (gym) and outdoor
|up to 10 – 20 min
The aim of the group game Twins Running
Your goal in Twins Running is to always remain as a part of the large circle formed with your friends. When you’re tapped, you will have to race the other pair to run around the circle and come back to the group.
Ideal Age and Group Sizes
To play Twins Running, you should ideally have 10 to 16 players in the group. Larger groups are always welcome. The good thing about this game is that you should not worry about an even number of players as everyone must play in pairs.
Twins Running is a great group game to play with anyone aged 6 and up.
Preparation and Needed Materials
You don’t have to prepare any materials to play Two Pairs Running. It is, however, recommended that you have a large space for all your players to run around without getting hurt.
Always remember to remove any sharp or unsafe objects around before playing to avoid someone stepping on them accidentally.
How to play Twins Running
To play Twins Running, all players must first stand in a large circle and hold hands. This makes Twins Running a great icebreaker game as you’ll have to be comfortable with whoever is standing next to you immediately.
Step 1: Begin by choosing a pair of players as volunteers. Still holding hands, they will walk around the circle and tap 2 players in the circle. These 2 players must be standing side by side.
Step 2: The pair of volunteers will then run in a counterclockwise direction around the circle. The pair of players that have been tapped must also leave the circle and run in a clockwise direction. This is when you’ll see two pairs of players running, hence the name of the group game.
Step 3: The players must run one full circle and try to take over the empty spot that has been left open. The pair that does not re-join the circle will be the next pair of volunteer players. The game repeats from step 1 and goes on for as long as you wish.
To increase the difficulty of the game, you may also ask your players to call out the names of the pair they’re tapping. This turns Twins Running into a great icebreaker game as your players must try to memorize everyone’s names.