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    Dry versions of drinking games...is that ok?

    The Explorers played "Fear Pong" at their Halloween party last night, that's beer pong but with forfeits and sweets instead of beer*. They seemed to enjoy it, well, maybe except for the one that had to get slapped with a fish, luckily a leader's kid. And we had to PG a few of the forfeits, but apart from that, it was entertaining. What is the view of the panel?

    You can see a short video on that instagram "farnhamexplorerscouts" should you wish to see what I mean.

    * as it turns out, with a bit of research post evening, Fear Pong is an actual purchasable beer drinking game, see YouTube, or maybe don't, so what we really did was take the beer out of Fear Pong, and tone down the forfeits.
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    When I was CSL we used to play a dry version of 21s, again involving silly forfeits instead of drinking. Was never a problem! Go for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianw View Post
    The Explorers played "Fear Pong" at their Halloween party last night, that's beer pong but with forfeits and sweets instead of beer*. They seemed to enjoy it, well, maybe except for the one that had to get slapped with a fish, luckily a leader's kid. And we had to PG a few of the forfeits, but apart from that, it was entertaining. What is the view of the panel?

    You can see a short video on that instagram "farnhamexplorerscouts" should you wish to see what I mean.

    * as it turns out, with a bit of research post evening, Fear Pong is an actual purchasable beer drinking game, see YouTube, or maybe don't, so what we really did was take the beer out of Fear Pong, and tone down the forfeits.
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    We have played so that beer pong plenty of times. It involves buckets of water placed on benches and tennis balls. The forfeit is the bucket of water being thrown over the losing person or team.


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    Yup, no problem with Pong, spent a whole evening playng daft games.

    BUT... Playing ibble dibble with scouts/ navs never seems to work - but a room full of half cut adults and it is a real laugh.
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    We have played tamed down none drinking versions of drinking games with our Explorers a few times, sometimes we do this on camp after we have sent the Scouts to bed.

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    We play Master, Mathew, Luke and John, with just a Change of seat and drink forfeit.


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    If you want to get your Explorers playing a rough drinking-style (card) game (though I've never played it as an actual drinking game)...try Spoons.

    When played in a group of adults I have seen people dragged around the room by the spoon in their hands that they won't let go of. I bet Explorers can put up just as much of a fight!

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    Yeah spoons is quite popular with our Scouts & Explorers

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    Ours enjoyed Have You Ever, also known as Never Have I Ever...Someone asks, never have I ever [insert witty/embarrassing activity here]. If anyone has, they take a drink.

    The other good one isn't a drinking game, but is still good fun... Not sure what we called it... But going round the group in turn, each person gets a turn at saying 'person most likely to [insert life goal/failure/embarrassing thing here], and everyone points at the person they think most likely to end up in jail, make a million, catch an STI or father children first.

    That last game is good, because it works both ways. It's funny because it show up perceptions in the group. It's not just about making someone look daft, it's also about how people feel about each other. Our crowd were getting some surprising and welcome compliments from each other.

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    Wow, doubt I would even consider either of those with YP, the chance of it leading to bullying or even Safeguarding issues is massive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    We play Master, Mathew, Luke and John, with just a Change of seat and drink forfeit.
    We play that with the Scouts. I had no idea it was a drinking game, and I have no idea how to introduce drink into it. We use it as a sort of mental alertness thing. Scouts just move to the bottom/end if they make a mistake. OK, maybe I can work out how to introduce drink into it, but that just sounds like the first mistake means you're going to be in no position to avoid the next one...

    PS, what happened to Mark? Or was that the drink too

    Serious answer: personally, I wouldn't play anything that the Scouts (or Explorers, to whom this should be more relevant) knew was a drinking game, unless to show that you can still have fun without the drink. If they saw it as the poor man's version of the real thing, on the other hand, that wouldn't be a message that I wanted to give.
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    I think with Scouts they wouldn’t know it as a drinking game.




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    Quote Originally Posted by DKRSL View Post
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    PS, what happened to Mark? Or was that the drink too

    Serious answer: personally, I wouldn't play anything that the Scouts (or Explorers, to whom this should be more relevant) knew was a drinking game, unless to show that you can still have fun without the drink. If they saw it as the poor man's version of the real thing, on the other hand, that wouldn't be a message that I wanted to give.
    We play it with Master, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, oh and "Doris" - the one at the end when you get it wrong becomes "Doris", I don't know why; blame the Scouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    I think with Scouts they wouldn’t know it as a drinking game.
    As I said, neither did their leader
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