Magic Carpet

3.5 stars

Split into teams of 8 to 12 people.

Each team will be given a large piece of paper, towel, or rugas a magic carpet and all team members will be standing on it. You start out the game by telling teams the following:

You are on a magic carpet, thousands of feet up in the sky. But you're not going anywhere because your carpet is upside down. The object is to flip the carpet back upright without anyone falling off into the abyss. You can use your hands.

The team that reverses its carpet first without anyone stepping off is the winner.

  • Free / Low Cost
  • Night
  • Ice breaker
  • Team Building Teamwork
  • Indoor
  • Large area
  • Outdoor
  • Small area
  • Primary or Elementary School
  • Teens (Age 12-15)
  • Teens (Age 16-18)
  • Young Adults

Group Size
  • Small Groups (1-9 people)
  • Medium (10-29 people)
  • Large groups (30+)

  • Short (1-10 minutes)
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This game was sooooo hilarious. Very exciting and great icebreaker.
- (24 Jan 2008)

We played this game without using their hands...once they mastered that...they had to fold the tarp w/out using their hands and no one "falling off"...then fold it again...and again..the group was very creative in keeping everyone on
- Jodi (29 Jun 2009)

im a scout leader based with the church and this game was great fun, the kids really enjoyed it and it is so easy to organise
- (9 Sep 2009)

how big should the standing surface - tarp, carpet, paper, etc. be?
- betty (26 Mar 2011)

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