The Mummy Game
The Mummy Game is a fun party game for adolescents and teens that instills teamwork, problem solving, and creative thinking while adding a competitive edge. The best part about it is that it doesn’t require much preparation! Here’s how it works.
Setup for the Mummy Game
This party game requires some planning and some materials. You’ll need plenty of toilet paper:
You’ll also need a timer and enough teens (or kids) to make a few teams. Ideally, team size should be between 3-5 people. You can choose the teams based on the players’ skills. It’s good to have one logical, one athletic, and one creative thinker on each team, in addition to the mummy. However, getting this picky isn’t necessary. Remember, it’s just a party game afterall.
How to Play the Mummy Game
The players split up into teams of 3-5 and declare one player of each team the mummy. While they hold the toilet paper rolls, the teens don’t start until the timer starts. How much time you give the teams is up to you, but three minutes isn’t a bad limit. Each team covers their mummy quickly, but also thinks of creative ways to do it. When the timer strikes down to zero each teams stops and the judging begins.
There are several ways to judge the best team, but one is through peer-to-peer judging. This will teach the teens to be fair. Have each teen write the best (most creative, best looking) mummy’s name and put all the names in a hat and count up an anonymous vote. The only rule with voting is you can’t vote on your own team. If you want to be sure, have each team put their votes in a team pile instead of the general hat with all the other teams.
Once you’ve gathered all the votes, one team will probably stand out above the rest. Should there be a tie, you could have a tie breaker round. Or, if one team was further along in their toilet paper roll than the other, you can use the toilet paper as a tie breaker.