Patio Pass-Through: A Real-World Game


The weather is getting nicer, so I thought I’d share this game, to be played outdoors on a patio or flagstone plaza of some kind.

I was running a large-scale, multi-day scavenger hunt that (surprisingly) ended in a tie. I wrote this game on the final day of the hunt and played it with the two first-place-tied teams to break the tie.

Get together a group of 10 or more (5 per team; it scales up to 52 players total, if your plaza is 26 or more flagstones across), and transform a patio or plaza into a short strategy game ala “Stratego.”

Read the rules here.

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Patio Pass-Through by Greg Loring-Albright is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
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