Knife Baby Wolf is a fun team building activity that uses a lot of pantomiming, i.e to represent something with an exaggerated gesture. It is extremely fun and often hard to catch a breath when the game is on full flow.
Group Size: 5-10
- All the players gather and sit in a circle (standing is even better)
- First a random person starts by pantomiming throwing a knife in Ninja-esque fashion.
- The person should have the eye contact with the person he is throwing the knife to and the receiver should be fully aware he is receiving a knife.
- The receiver then catches the knife and throws it to a random person.
- Another random person now pantomimes tossing a baby to other player and the other player must catch the baby.
- After the baby and knife are up and running, it’s high time to introduce a wolf in the game.
- The throws should be continuous, preferably without a pause.Here are the rules:
- Every successful pass of baby is awarded one point for baby safe keeping.
- If the player pretending to throw the knife hits a player supposed to catch a baby, s/he is penalized 1 points for jeopardizing the life of a child.
- If the player pretending to throw the baby throws it to the person supposed to catch a wolf, s/he is penalized 1 points as well.
- If the player pretending to throw a knife throws the hypothetical knife to a person supposed to catch the wolf, he is awarded 2 points for wolf hunting.
- The throws should be should be continuous.
- In case there is random throw without eye contact, the receiving player can choose to disavow it.
- Try making funniest sound possible while throwing the baby or the wolf.
- Try hitting as many wolves as possible.
- Change your intended player if you see s/he has a baby in his/her lap.
- This game is about pantomiming so your theatrical skills should certainly see a boost.
- Knife, Baby, Wolf is also about decision making so brace yourselves for moments of intense decision making or being accused of infanticide.
- This game helps to boost awareness as the players should be fully aware of what other players have in their hands.