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
|★ Group size
|small and medium
|reaction / balance / running
|indoor and outdoor
|up to 10 – 20 min
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.