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I tried a new game today with my youth, mixing the ultimate pillowfight game (think dodgeball but with pillows) with fortnite’s ever decreasing area

This kids group game in the real world based on fortnite (the ever popular though try and get your kids off it video game…) came from my friend and partner in crime, Stephen Taylor over at www.games4all.net. Check out Steve’s website for everything board and digital game related and ideas for how to draw life and spirituality lessons from those games.

I tried a new game today with my youth, mixing the ultimate pillowfight game (think dodgeball but with pillows) with fortnite’s ever decreasing area. Each team had 4 pillows and there were 2 blocker duvets available in the middle of the room. 3 tables placed either side marked the edge of the playable area that they had to stay within. Every 30 seconds the circle decreased in size by about 10%, I’d yell ‘the storm advances’ and they had to freeze in place whilst me and the other leaders shrunk the circle. Each round a new rule was added such as they had a doctor who could revive teammates. Then it took 2 hits to take someone out, finally I have additional pillows to those who managed to take the L/floss/other celebratory dance after taking an opposing team member out.

They absolutely loved it! Then I tied the game into the story of Jesus calming the storm and we discussed how Jesus helps us with the storms in our lives – after they realised I wasn’t talking actual storms it led to some.deep and meaningful conversations!