Equipment needed is a marked centre line and tables which are set about 2-3 metres back from the centre line, around 80 paper cups and about 60 elastic bands which are reasonably good to fire and a ping pong ball. Safety googles are a must plus long sleeve clothing where possible.
Each team has the ping pong ball which is 'The Queen' which they are to build a castle to protect the queen. The queen is hidden within a cup within the fort made from paper cups. The objective is then to make the other teams queen fall off the table by firing elastic bands to destroy the castle and dislodge the queen so she falls. However when playing the rules of dodgeball come into play for the teams; if you get hit with an elastic band you are out, if your elastic band gets caught you are out and the team which caught the band can have a player return to the pitch, head shots do not count. If the team gets eliminated through the dodgeball rules the other team wins. Other rules - you are not allowed to cross the centre line, every cup needs to be part of a paper cup tower. It is advisable to have atleast 2 leaders referring, one to watch each team to tell those that get shot as they cannot always feel it.Author: Alex Bates