Block And Roll: Youth Group Games

Quick Overview:

This is part of a series of games based off Mario Party 9 Minigames. If you don’t know what Block and Roll is check it out HERE. Its a cool way to take a game that kids love to play and turn it into real life!

Supplies You’ll Need:

1. Exercise Balls. (x10) We got them at Five Below! (its a store)

2. Trap. Big enough to stretch from your stage to the floor. You can buy this at Home Depot or Lowe’s in the paint department.

3. Moving Boxes. Make sure they are all the same size, and big enough that students have to carry them with two hands.


Find a stage, or something else, that is high enough off the ground that will allow people to roll the exercise balls down the tarp so they can gain enough speed to hit the runner.

Tape the tarp down very well both on the stage and on the floor. Don’t skimp on the tape here as the hill is one of the most important parts of the game.

Create a spot for contestants to place the boxes after they reach the other side. We used three high top tables, but you could also just tape squares on the floor.

Game Play:

Super easy and just like the real game. The contestant needs to bring 3 boxes to the other side. They must run next to the bottom of the tarp and can only carry one box at a time. As they run across, have leaders or other students roll the exercise balls down the trap in attempt to hit the runner. If the runner is hit before they get to the other side they must drop the box where they have been hit, and then must go back to the other side to get a new box to bring over. Each contestant gets 60 secs to get three boxes across to the other side.

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