Camping Games

My Campfire Games page has been a huge hit, so here is six more camping games for even more camping fun!

1: Chubby Bunny

Chubby Bunny has to be one of my favourite camping games. It's really simple; players take turns placing a marshmallow in their mouth, and then saying 'chubby bunny'. After each round, another marshmallow is stuffed in your face, followed by an other attempt to say 'chubby bunny'. The winner is the person who can say the phrase (clearly enough to understand it!) with the most marshmallows in their mouth. A real crowd pleaser, but it may leave the participants feeling a little sick (and stretched!).

2: Chinese Whispers

Chinese whispers is another fun game that I'm sure many of you are familiar with. It is best played with a large group for the best laughs.

The game starts with players sitting around the campfire, or in a large circle; one person is chosen to whisper something to the person beside them; each player then has the 'duty' to pass on the message the the following person, until the message makes it all the way back around. There is no real 'winner' in this game, but it sure is funny hearing how distorted the messages become! I always took it upon myself as a school kid to make sure the message was as different to the original as possible!! Chinese whispers is sometimes called telephone.

3: Connect

Connect is one of those 'in on the secret' camping games. It starts with 2 people who stare at each other until they are 'connected'. When they agree that they are indeed connected, it's time for everyone else to guess what the 'connection' is. The connection is always something to do with one of the other players, like a piece of clothing or personal feature. The game continues until everyone is in on the secret.

So what is the secret you ask? When getting 'connected', the two players stare at each other until another player (other than the two looking for a connection) makes a noise; after hearing the noise, they will confirm that they are 'connected'. The other players are then invited to ask questions to identify the connection. The connected players will answer yes (usually in unison) when someone else asks if the 'connection' is anything directly related to the person who made the noise. When a person 'gets it' it's their turn to make the next connection with someone else who 'gets it'. This continues until there is usually one person that just doesn't get it, at which point you explain the secret. It's a game you won't totally get until you've played it, but it's heaps of fun!

4: Find the biggest!

Pick an item. Meet back at the campfire after one hour, the person who returns with the biggest item wins.

This game can be good for entertaining the younger campers. Choose an item to search out, such as a leaf, pinecone or snake (kidding!). The person who comes back with the biggest wins. Simple really!

5: Wink Murder

Wink Murder is a great game for at least 5 or 6 players. Tear a small piece of paper for each player. On one piece, write 'murderer' on it, and fold it in half, along with the other blank pieces. Put all the pieces of paper in a hat or a bowl. Each player then selects a piece of paper. Whoever gets the piece with 'murderer' note, has to try and 'kill' the other players without getting caught. This is done by winking at a player, and that player seeing the wink. When this happens, he/she must 'play dead'. If the murderer is seen winking by anyone else other than the victim, they lose and the game is over.

6: Twenty Questions

Twenty Questions is a great choice when stuck for good camping games.

One player is selected to be the answerer. That person chooses a particular subject, but does not reveal this to the other players. Everyone else takes turns asking a question which can only be answered with 'Yes' or 'No.' The person who guesses the correct answer is the winner, and chooses the subject for the next round. If 20 questions are asked without finding a winner, then the answerer gets to choose another subject and has another turn.

Eliminating questions are the best ones to ask, such as 'is it an animal' or 'is this place in the southern hemisphere'. You should be able to narrow it down quite quickly with carefully thought out questions.

I hope you like these 6 camping games. Don't forget to check out the rest of the site and find out why Australia's Great Ocean Road is one of the best places for camping!

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