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the infected

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The Infected Game is a cooperative game. The aim of the game is toinfect all players in the game.

This game can be played as a warm-up before a sports session with children.

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Infected game objective

The aim of this cooperative game is to develop : 

  • Teamwork 
    • Children learn to work together to achieve a common goal, passing the ball back and forth and trying to infect other players.
  • Moving 
    •  Children have to make quick decisions to avoid being infected, moving quickly and reacting to the zombies' actions.
  • Communication
    • children develop their ability to communicate effectively with others, discussing strategies for avoiding infection and coordinating to escape zombies.


Infected game organization

  • 1 pair (infected) 
  • 1 ball

Infected game rules

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Players' roles : 

Zombie - make passes and touch players with the ball to infect them

Player - run and dodge zombies

Before the game starts, two players are the game's zombies.

Visit "TOP STARTthe two zombies pass the ball to each other while the rest of the players try to get away from them.

To infect a humanthe zombie must touch a player with the ball without throwing it at the player.

An infected player becomes a zombie

  • It is forbidden to move around with the ball in your hands.
  • Zombies must pass to each other in order to hit a player.

The last player to be hit by zombies wins the game.

Variant : 

  • Accept 3 steps with the ball

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