If you are looking for a cool water balloongame for groups look no further. The drinking game, “Oh Shit” is a game that uses a water balloon that is launched straight up in the air. The players are in a circle, with one player (the launcher) in the middle. After the balloon is launched players can not move out of the circle, or look upwards. Hands must stay at a player’s side. Just wait until you feel the sensation of not knowing where the water balloon will land. Who it will land on. The first words that come to my mind are, “oh shit”.
Form a circle putting an arm’s length of distance between each player. See fig 1
Deciding who goes first.
The oldest player and the youngest player will step forward and flip a coin.
The winner of the coin toss will become the launcher and will step into the middle of the circle.
The runner-up will return to the player’s circle. He will become the next launcher in line. ( Note the rotation will begin with the runner-up’s position in the circle and rotate to his/her right.
PLAYING THE GAME
The player in the center of the circle ( The Launcher), will launch a water balloon straight up into the air.
After the water balloon has left the launcher, all players much remain with one foot planted and may not look up, or cover their heads until the balloon has landed.
3 STRIKES YOU ARE OUT
Just like Baseball, Oh Shit uses the (3 strikes and you are out) rule. But that is where the similarities end, between Baseball and Oh Shit. Players can receive a strike against their play in the following ways.
Water Balloon lands on a player
If the water balloon lands on someone in the circle, that person drinks, and receives a strike against them.
Water Balloon lands near a player or players.
If the water balloon lands near a person or between two people and the players get wet, each player drinks, but does not receive a strike against their play.
Water Balloon lands on the launcher
If the water balloon lands on the launcher, the launcher drinks, receives a strike, and passes the position of the launcher to the next person in line. (remember the line starts with the runner-up of the coin toss and rotates to their right.) The outgoing launcher goes back to the circle and takes the place of the incoming launcher.
Water Balloon lands outside of the circle
If the water balloon lands more than 6 feet, outside of the circle of players, the launcher drinks and receives a strike, but continues on as the launcher.
Water Balloon breaks before leaving the water balloon launcher apparatus
Believe it or not, this happens quite often. It takes some skill and practice to use a 3 man balloon launcher as a solo launcher. This does not mean you get, “a bye” on the play, though. If the launcher breaks the water balloon while attempting to launch it into the air, he/she receives a strike and must drink. But will continue on as the launcher.
Take a pass on being the launcher
A person can take a pass when it is their turn to become the launcher. A player must drink all of his/her drink and take a strike, in order to pass the launcher position to the next player in line.
A Player is out of the game when he/she receives 3 strikes. They must finish their drink and exit the game.
HELPFUL HINTS ON PLAYING “OH SHIT”.
Filling the water balloons half full, about the size of a Lemon will help in the water balloon not breaking before leaving the launcher apparatus.
USING THE LAUNCHER APPARATUS AS A SOLO LAUNCHER
When launching the water balloon try to put only the tip of your shoe into the launcher handle. This will help in the release of the balloon and helps in preventing the water balloon from breaking before it is launched.
I hope you enjoy playing, “Oh Shit”, A REALLY COOL WATER BALLOON GAME.
Try these Great Outdoor Backyard Game Ideas. Games like Horseshoes, Cornholes, Giant Jenga. Learn how to play, a nerve-tingling game called “OH SHIT”. There are rules of play, for games like Beer Pongand Backyard Pong Golf. Try BeersBee, Croquet, and Ringtoss to name a few more. One of my favorites is the Bimini Ring and Hook Game.
With spring here and Summer around the corner, the time to BBQ or just relax outside with friends and family is here. This time of year I like to,” step up my game”, as far as entertaining outside. Why be inside when you can enjoy the outdoors. To keep things new and entertaining I’m always on the lookout for new Outdoor Backyard Game Ideas. Who doesn’t like a good game of Horseshoes or Cornholes? But playing the same game year after year can lose its appeal. You almost have to drag yourself out to the overgrown horseshoe pit that you made a few years ago. But you can add a little zest back to the area by integrating a game of Cornholes to the same spot.
MY BACKYARD IS TOO SMALL FOR GAMES
This is not true. Some games can be played in the smallest of areas. The first time I saw a Giant Jenga game I was at a small tavern in oldtown Scottsdale. I stepped outside to their smoking patio to see what all the cheering and laughter were about. And there stood this Giant Jenga. I had no idea at the time what Jenga was or how to play it. But the laughter was enough to keep me there watching.
I fell in love with Jenga that day. I also drove my husband nuts that day when I tried to convince him that we should make our own Giant Jenga game and that we needed to stop by a lumber store, on our way home and get the 2×4’s that we needed. I’m glad the beers weren’t going down his throat, as well as they were for me, that day. Seeing that we were out for a ride on his new Harley-Davidson.
The point is if that tiny smoking patio can offer hours of entertainment with a game then so can yours.
TRY A FEW OF THESE GREAT OUTDOOR BACKYARD GAME IDEAS
Since I was just talking about this game I figured I would start my list of game ideas with the Giant Jenga. This game is inexpensive to buy or an easy DIY project all you need is some 2×4’s a little sandpaper and some colorful paint. You can save money by using art and craft paint instead of buying multiple colors of house paint. How to build your own Giant Jenga Game can be found,Build a Giant Jenga
Who doesn’t like a good game of Beer Pong? In this game, it’s ok to be on the losing team, if handing over your keys and taking a cab home is your goal. You don’t have to drink alcohol to play this game, though. A non-alcohol beer or a favorite non-alcohol beverage can be substituted. Not nearly as entertaining, though. The goal of the game is to make the opposing team drink, after you have tossed, thrown, or bounced a ping pong ball into one of the 10 solo cups arranged into a triangle in front of them. If the ball lands in any one of the cups they are to drink the contents of the cup, minus the ball of course, then remove cup from the playing field. The play goes on until one of the teams has no more cup, crowning the other team the winner.
TRY A NEW TWIST TO AN OLD FAVORITE
I love it when a game becomes so well known that you can put a little twist to it, and it is easily recognizable. Take a look at some of my favorite backyard outdoor game twists.
Anyone can play, even if you never picked up a golf club! You will love playing it with your friends in the backyard or lawn.
Upgrade your chipping net by combining the latest craze of Cornhole Golf with the already fun and exciting Pong Golf. This backyard game is a great alternative to cornhole and is enjoyed by kids and adults. It is a perfect gift for all golf lovers.
The floating table has a complete 10-cup beer pong set up on each end, with handy compartments for play balls and extra balls. 4 additional cup holders provide convenient access to drinks (or for a wash cup, or for stacking cups not in play).