Human Noughts & Crosses

Make a giant board and use humans as the symbols!


Take the game of Noughts and Crosses up to a human sized scale.

What to do

You will need at least 8 people to play this game.

Firstly mark out a giant, human sized noughts and crosses board — you want your squares to be big enough for social distancing.

Next, divide into two teams – The first team will be the noughts (to show this they hold their arms in a big circle). The second team will be the crosses (they hold their arms in the air and stand with feet wide apart).

The teams take it in turns to play a move on the board – you should discuss as a team which square would be best. Then one of your members should stand in the square you choose and hold the team’s pose.

The teams are aiming to get three of their team in a row.

Take it Further

For more ideas for play, take a look at Games, Games, Games, a publication with around 250 group games. The games are essentially co-operative in nature and develop skills and attitudes which encourage learning together and supporting one another.

For more silly fun, try playing Elephant and Palm tree or What are you doing?

It is great we are starting to have face to face activities again – make sure you and your group stay safe by following our latest guidelines on physical meetings.

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