How to Play Vampire Hunters

Aside from being tons of fun, group games are also a great way to introduce teamwork into every situation. A good game to try is Vampire Hunters – a group game that will get you and your friends working together to win.

This group game is a fun way to get the whole group involved and encourages everybody to stay active. It also requires team coordination and communication.

Features of the Vampire Hunters Game

 ★  Game Name Vampire Hunters
 ★  Group size small and medium
★  Age any (8+)
 ★  Type active 
 ★  Skill reaction / balance / running 
 ★  Place indoor and outdoor
★  Time up to 10 – 20 min
 ★  Preparation no
 ★  Materials yes

The aim behind Vampire Hunters

There are 2 goals to the group game Vampire Hunters, and the goals will change depending on your role in the game. As a vampire, you need to hide from the sun. So, your aim to conquer any of the empty tombs in the room. On the flip side, if you’re a hunter, then you aim to protect the tombs from the vampire.

Group Size and Age

Vampire Hunters is best played with groups of 4 to 10 players. Larger groups are always welcome, although you may have to separate the players into different teams so everyone can play simultaneously.

The game is best played by anyone aged 8 and above as the rules may get complicated.

Preparation and Needed Materials

Here’s what you will have to prepare to play Vampire Hunters:

  • Hula hoops, cones, or chairs to represent different tombs
  • A large space for your players to run about

How to Play the Vampire Hunters

To play Vampire Hunters, you will first have to pick a volunteer vampire. The rest of your players will be elected as the hunters who must keep the vampire away from the tomb.

Step 1: Assign each hunter to a tomb and leave one tomb unguarded. For instance, if you have 5 hunters in the game, then you will need to prepare 6 tombs.

Step 2: When the game begins, the volunteer vampire must try to reach an empty grave that does not have a hunter. As hunters, your other players will run around to protect the tombs from the vampire. If there is a guard present, the vampire must choose a different tomb to snatch.

Step 3: If the vampire manages to snatch a grave, the closest hunter will turn into a zombie, allowing them to team up to snatch the other tombs.

Be sure to remove one of the tombs for every missing hunter. For example, if you begin the game with 5 hunters, you will need 6 tombs. When one of the hunters becomes a vampire, you must remove one of the tombs– leaving 4 hunters to protect 5 tombs.

Step 4: The game ends when all the hunters turn into vampires or when a minute is up (the sun has risen). If the timer runs out before the vampires manage to snatch all the tombs, the hunters will be crowned the winner instead.

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