Interlingual Energizers/Knight-Princess-Dragon

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Facilitator
amount 1
language level Full Star Blue.svgFull Star Blue.svgFull Star Blue.svg (advanced)
Participants
age 5+
group size two groups of 3-20 participants
Setting
materials nothing special
space free space outdoor or indoor
time max. 10 min
Outcome
Energizer for younger children or teambuilder for older participants

The activity Knight-Princess-Dragon (Deutsch: Ritter-Prinzessin-Drache, español: Caballero-Princesa-Dragon) is part of the collection of interlingual energizers. See a list of all activities.

Introduction

The introduction is also available in 2 other languages: español, Deutsch

We are in medieval times. The world is a dangerous place. Dwarfs, witches and giants are on the qui vive. When we go on horseback through the dark forest we must be wise and alert. Because we can get attacked all the time.

Rules

The rules is also available in 2 other languages: español, Deutsch

  1. Please organize yourself in two groups. The groups stand in lines in front of each other.
  2. Three movements exist in the game: Dragon, Princess and Knight.
  3. Every turn the groups meet and decide secretly which character they want be. When I say 2Start" you do the movement.
  4. They are attacking each other. The knight defeats the dragon. The dragon defeats the princess. The princess defeats the knight.
  5. One group wins.

End of the Game

The end of the game is also available in 1 other languages: español

You got 3 points. You won.

Possible extensions

  • There is a less sexist version called Dwarf-Giant-Magican.
  • On a bigger space you can make the winning team run after the loosing team and catch them. The loosing team has to reach a "save area" (a certain line, a tree etc.). Those who are caught join the winning team. The game ends when all players are in one team.
  • You can do a tournament.
  • In case more facilitators are available some of them can join the groups. This is especially recommended when you play with younger children to prevent that they decide only based on their preferences for certain characters.
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