Sunday, November 22, 2009

Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, Dodge

Over the past couple of weeks, I have supplied you with many games to cure your dorm boredom. From hallway soccer to mud football, and even nerf wars! But I have one more in store for you fun seeking college students and I have most certainly saved the best for last, Dodgeball! Dodgeball is an extremely fast paced game where you try and hit other players with balls while you yourself are trying to avoid being hit. Every Thursday night in the Rec Gym, people play dodgeball from 11 till whenever and it is a blast. I encourage anyone to come out and play, it truly is a blast.

How to play:
  • Go to the Rec Gym at 11 on Thursday night. Bring Friends!
  • Split up into 2 even teams. Each team must start out with the same number of balls.
  • Someone says, "1,2,3 Dodgeball!" and the game begins.
  • There are white lines set up on the court. You must remain inside the white lines in order to get someone on the opposite team out. There also is a white line in the middle of the court which you cannot cross or else you are out.
  • To get someone out, either hit them with a ball if you throw it from inside the white lines, or if you catch a ball that has been thrown by someone on the other team while inside the white lines.
  • Once hit or caught out, you must stand on the side of the court in a line with your team in the order that you got out.
  • If someone on your team catches a ball while inside the white lines, then the first person in line goes back into the game.
  • The game ends once every player on a team is out.
  • "If you're going to become true dodgeballers, then you've got to learn the five d's of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge!" says Patches O'Houlihan from the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.
  • Practice, you will only get better by practicing, which is easy since they have dodgeball going on every week.
I hope that by reading my blog you will always have something to do on Eastern University's extremely lively campus.

Enjoy and Have Fun!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mud Football

Nothing's worse than a boring rainy day at Eastern University right? Wrong! There are very fun activities that you can still take part in with your friends even though the weather may appear unpleasant. For example, mud football. When you thought the sport of backyard football could not be any better, it starts to rain, and mud is produced. There is nothing more fun than playing a game of tackle football with your friends in the pouring rain and mud. Caution: You are going to get very dirty and wet. Do not wear your Sunday's best.

  • Football
  • Group of friends 5 or more
  • Bad clothes
How to Play:
  • Find a big enough area to play on. For example, the outfield on the baseball field.
  • Split up the teams evenly. If you have an odd number group of friends, then someone is going to have to be constant QB, where they are always on offense.
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors for who gets the ball first. Losing team kicks off to the other team.
  • You get 4 downs, or 4 plays, to score a touchdown.
  • First one to 5 touchdowns wins, and then switch up the teams and choose another person to be constant QB if neccessary.
  • Must tackle the person with possession of the ball to the ground in order for the play to stop.
  • Only 4 downs to score. If you do not get it, then it is the other teams ball where the last play ended.
  • Have Fun!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Another fun game that you can play when you and some of your friends are bored is 21. 21 is a fast paced half court basketball game. It is extremely fun and very competitive. The goal of the game is to be the first player to score 21 points. You need three or more friends to play. All of the same rules for basketball apply for 21, with the exception of no out of bounds, and no fouls.

  • 3 or more friends
  • basketball
  • court to play on
How to Play:
  • Have player 1 shoot an uncontested shot from the free throw line, while players 2 and 3 position themselves for a possible rebound.
  • Player 1 shoots free throws until he misses.
  • Once player 1 misses, the ball is live and everyone goes for the rebound. Whoever gets the ball must take it past the 3 point line to clear it. Once he or she does this, then that person is trying to score against two opposing players.
  • Once a player scores, then that player goes to the free throw line to take uncontested shots until they miss.
  • Free throw shots earn a player 1 point while baskets in live play earn 2.
  • To win the game, a player must get to exactly 21 points. If the player is at 20 and misses the free throw, that players score is reduced to 11.
  • Another way to reduce a players score is if a players shot is "tipped," or if a player misses his shot and another player rebounds it and puts the ball in the hoop before his feet hit the ground. If this happens, the player who missed the shot and was "tipped" gets his score reduced to 0.
21 is a very fun game to play when you and your friends are bored and are looking for some good exercise.
Have Fun!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Nerf War!

My friends and I were a little bored this weekend counting down the hours until we could go trick or treating. So we decided to take a trip to Wal-Mart. While at Wal-Mart we found these amazing nerf guns, so obviously we had to buy them. Instantly we called all of our other friends back at the dorm and told them to go out and buy some nerf guns of there own so we could have a Nerf War. Everyone was in. This is how we played:

How to play:
  • Find a big area with many obstacles that can be used for cover (my friends and I used our floor's lounge)
  • Split up your friends into 2 even teams
  • Players enter the game with three "lives"
  • When a player is shot, they lose a life and leave play for 15 seconds
  • After the time has elapsed, they can re-enter the game by moving outside of combat and yelling "clear"
  • A player is permanently out when all of their lives have been lost
  • The best gun on the market is the "N-STRIKE RAIDER RAPID FIRE CS-35." It holds the most darts of any gun on the market with a whopping 35 dart capacity.
  • Do not buy the "Buzzsaw" no matter how cool the name may sound. It fires balls which are easier to dodge than darts, and you have to charge up the gun for each shot.
Have Fun!
P.S. Do not aim for the face as eye injuries are soon to follow.