Survivor Theme Party Games

Torch Challenge
To be safe, you may want to play this game outside so you don’t burn the house down.

  • Big Votive Candles, Luminaries, or Tiki Torches
  • Scarecrow
  • Long Matches
To Play
  • The idea is to see what team can light the candles and dress a scarecrow in the shortest amount of time.
  • Line up the candles, luminaries or tiki torches in a dual row. Place them several yards away so that team members have to run to the start.
  • Then place a tall scarecrow-like structure back at the starting point.
  • Both teams go the end of the line and start lighting them in a row, heading back to the start line.
  • Once they reach the starting point they dress the scarecrow. On the show, they had to put out the burning scarecrow, but we do not recommend that for your game. First team to get everything finished, wins.

Skin the Fish

  • Foil wrapped chocolate fish
To Play
  • Split everyone up into teams and have a race to see who can "skin" by peeling off the foil layer and eat the most fish in 5 minutes.

Build a Shelter
Like the people on the island, your challenge is to build some kind of shelter using only the materials in nature.

  • Twigs
  • Leaves
  • Logs
  • Nature
To Play
  • If there aren't a lot of materials to work with at the campground have a race to see which team can be the first to build a sturdy animal shelter.
  • Make sure to make dimension requirements. For example bigger than a basketball, smaller than a bicycle as well as sturdiness requirements must stay standing for at least 10 minutes.

Race for the Rainbow
  • Plastic Bags
  • Paper
To Play
  • Give each team a plastic bag as well as a piece of paper containing a written list of all of the colors of the rainbow.
  • Each team has to find at least one object in nature or anything outside that matches each color of the rainbow. For example: A red apple, orange leaf, yellow weed dandelion, etc.
  • For each object they find they have to place it in their plastic bags. The first team to find objects that match each color of the rainbow is the winner. Each item found can only count for one color.

The object of this game is to get your opponent to step off his or her stump. This is a challenge that pits two players against each other.

  • Tree Stumps or Milk Crates
  • 30 Foot Length Rope
To Play
  • To begin, set up two stumps (4 to 10 inches tall) or upside-down milk crates about 6 to 12 feet apart.
  • Lay a 30-foot length of rope between the platforms, leaving the surplus rope coiled at both ends
  • The players, standing on the platforms, pull or relax the rope, trying to get the other to lose his or her balance and step off. Might is not always right here, as a hard tug can be neutralized by a loosened grip-and the sudden slack can make the tugger teeter.
  • Make sure to play this on a soft surface in case someone takes a tumble. To add a bit of risk to the game, build a few gooey mud pits around the stumps.

Hula Hoop Relay

  • Hula Hoops
  • Chair
  • Trash Cans
To Play
  • For this race, you'll need even numbered teams and a hula hoop for each team.
  • Begin by creating a course that players have to hula hoop through. Use a chair or trash can to create a slalom-type trail around obstacles.
  • When the race begins, the first player from each team rolls the team's hoop using his hand or a stick along the entire course before returning to the starting line and passing the hoop to the next player.
  • The race continues until all of the players on one team complete the course.

Who's the Leader?
The object of this game is to find out who is the leader of the group.

  • Just Add Guests!
To Play
  • One player, the guesser, goes around the corner of the house while the remaining players sit in a circle and quietly select a leader.
  • The leader then initiates a series of motions-hand movements, claps, foot stomps and so on-which the other players copy.
  • The guesser is then called back to watch the group.
  • The leader must change the movements every 5 to 20 seconds.
  • The followers try not to give away the leader with their eyes. The guesser gets three tries to identify the right person.

Catch the Flies
This is a game that everyone can play together, and there is only one winner. The object of this game, which can be played either in the pool or on land is for the "spider" the person who is "it" to try and tag the passing "flies," who is everyone that has not yet been caught. When the spider catches the flies they become part of the web. The flies still buzzing around must try to avoid the web as well as the spider.

  • Boundary Objects
To Play
  • Set up an area with boundaries. If the boundaries are crossed then the fly who crossed them automatically becomes part of the web.
  • The flies line up at one end and the spider stands in the middle and cries out, "I am the spider, of this web I am king. Try to get past me and feel my sting.
  • The flies try to float/run across the web as the spider tries to tag them. If tagged, they become part of the web.
  • Keeping one foot planted, everyone who is part of the web tries to reach out and tag the flies running by, turning those players into the web as well.
  • Once the flies reach the other side, the spider and flies say the chant and everything is repeated all over again. The game ends when all of the flies become part of the web. The last fly tagged becomes the new spider.

Target Challenge

  • White Spray Paint
  • Bullseye
  • Tennis Ball
To Play
  • Use white spray paint make sure it washes out with water and draw a very large bullseye with 6-7 concentric circles on the grass.
  • Give each ring a point value.
  • Have the teams stand about 40-50 feet away from the target and let each team take a turn trying to throw a tennis ball at the target.
  • Add up the points as each team member throws the ball, and the team with the most points wins the game.

Dress-up Relay

  • Same Type of Clothes
To Play
  • Make 2 piles of the same type of clothing.
  • Divide the group into teams and have the first players race to dress up in all the clothes from one pile.
  • When finished, he/she must take all the clothes off and have the next player dress up. The team that dresses and undresses first wins the game.

Lay an Egg

  • Raw Eggs
To Play
  • Divide the teams up into pairs.
  • In each pair, the partners stand with their backs to each other.
  • Players place a raw egg between their backs, the object of the game is to lay the egg on the floor without breaking it.
  • The team with the most "couples" to successfully place the egg on the ground without so much as a crack in it is the winner.

Belly Burst

  • Water Balloons
To Play
  • Fill up several balloons with water.
  • Everyone must divide into random pairs, just as in the "Lay an Egg" game.
  • Each couple has to hold a balloon between their stomachs. The couple who is able to burst the balloon first using only their stomachs is the winner.