Circular tug of war

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A quick competitive and energetic variation of the tug of war.


Rope, markers


Use the markers to mark four corners of a square.
Tie a knot in the rope to make it a circle. The circle's diameter should be about half the width of the square's width.

4 teams line up well behind their markers and are numbered.

The circular rope is placed, as a circle, in the middle of the square.

The goal is for the the player to pull the rope over to their marker - but three others will be doing the same!

So you can either start with the player at the marker, who has to run to the middle and grab the rope and yank (more chance of injury probably), or start with the four players holding onto the rope.


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