This game comes from the YoungLife Leader blog. I made the graphic and I’ve played this game as well. It’s a ton of fun and I’m hoping you haven’t tried it yet. Check it out.

You can play with a soccer ball, dodgeball, 4 square ball…anything really. The rules are pretty simple: It is a combination of hacky sack and dodgeball (hence death hack).”

1- Everyone stands in a circle and someone starts by tossing the ball up in the air lightly and announces “This is death hack” to signal the beginning of the round.

2- You can use anything you can use in soccer to hit the ball (feet, head, knee, chest, etc). Once the ball has been passed 2 times (3 different players have made contact) the game turns into dodgeball.

3- Whoever grabs the ball can’t move but everyone else can do whatever they want (run away, post up for a catch, tackle the person with ball, etc).

4- If you are hit with a thrown ball you are out. If you catch the ball, the person who threw it is out (same rules as dodgeball).

NOTE: The one key with this game is ANYTIME the ball hits the ground it is dead and a new round begins. That means if someone throws the ball and it is caught, it can still be thrown to get someone out and so on…as long as the ball hasn’t hit the ground it is live!


7 Responses to “DEATH HACK”

  1. Cooper Miller April 17, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    This sounds amazing. Sounds like a great mixer.

  2. T.J. Woodard April 17, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    love it! playing it tomorrow night.

  3. Zach Gibson April 18, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    Sounds great. I think we’ll try it tonight!

  4. Josh April 18, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    Probably one of the best games ever posted up here

  5. Pete Eicher April 26, 2012 at 6:58 am #

    Is this an elimination style game or is everyone back in after each round? which way works better?

  6. chadswanzy April 26, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    Everyone back in.

  7. T.J. Woodard May 29, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    we play elimination until there is 1 winner and then start over. playing hack style took forever and required more skill, so we use a volleyball and volley it around instead. so much fun. has become a staple in our group.

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