Organize Your Mini “Survivor” Game
Have you ever wished you can play your favorite Survivor game in your next party? Try these simple steps on how to organize one.
1. Make it your next party theme such as birthday parties, company celebrations or reunions.
Print out tarpaulins of the famous Survivor logo as well as banners or flags to decorate the venue. Make it a jungle feel by choosing a venue with trees and plants. Homemade bamboo torches also add a nice effect. You can impose a dress code for the guests as Their best Survivor outfit’s then you can choose a winner for best dressed at the end of the day. Party favors may include tribal necklaces and bracelets; bandannas with the logo printed on it. You can also consider having a henna tattoo artist for fun.
2. Have the game mechanics of the game ready. depending on how simple or elaborate you want it to be, it all depends on the number of players and number of challenges. If it is a whole day event, you may want to add more difficult challenges and you may start with 10 players. For this article, I will be starting of with 6 players and 5 events to compete on. In a bigger group, you may opt to start in 2 groups and eliminate from these.
The mechanics for this survivor mini game is simple. The game will start with six players and 5 events or challenges. For every challenge, the loser gets eliminated until the final 2 shall battle it out for the coveted idol (that will be the prize). But unlike the real game show, there is no immunity idol and no tribal council just to keep things simple. Although the other elements of the game are still present. (But it is still up to you if you want to stay with the original mechanics of the game).
3. Prepare the game challenges. Since there will be 5 events, it is crucial to choose challenges that are both challenging to the participants and amusing to the audience. It is ideal to do this in an open space especially for more elaborate ones. There are many challenges to choose from. You can adapt some from the original game or you can create your own. Here are sample challenges for you.
Exotic Foods- well, they don’t actually have to be exotic. Just boil a pot filled with pig’s intestines or genitals and you are all set for a food tasting challenge. For the less adventurous one, you can create your own concoction and toss everything into a blender to create a mystery slush.
Endurance Challenges- these challenges usually take time for the players but these are effective at testing how far they can go to win. In the real game, some of the challenges include the players standing on pillars and maybe holding a pot. If they loose their balance and the pot breaks, they are out of the game. You can replicate this at home by using huge cans as pedestals and instruct the players to stand there for as long as they can, while maybe letting them balance a bowl of water over their forehead.
Mind Challenges- puzzle games are staples in the Survivor game. Wether these are simple jigsaw puzzles or 3d ones, you are sure to keep the players minds thinking. Here’s a tip. Print out a large (as large as you can) logo of your company or a photo and paste it on cardboard. Then, randomly cut it out into peices to make a giant puzzle.
4. Organize the outline of your game. Decide which chalenge goes first. It is good to start with the easy challenges at the beginning of the game and progress into more difficult challenges. Tip: In the final 2, you can create a combination of challenges. Prepare beforehand, everything you will need for the game before the event to avoid cramming. Have a group to help you and you’re all set to have fun!