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Skeleton Pose Off
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Skeleton Pose Off Game

Skeleton Pose Off Game - Halloween Contest Winner 2011

Supplies: 2 6 Jointed Skeletons, adhesive poster tack, photos of posed skeletons, wall for skeletons to hang, (optional) cloth / room divider
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Skeleton Pose Off – Game Prep

Skeleton Halloween Party GameFirst purchase jointed posable skeletons. We purchased 3 per team (6 total), but you could get away with less, like two per team for kid's Halloween parties.

Then hang 3 skeletons, take the adhesive poster tape, pose the skeletons in different positions and take a picture of each pose. Have fun by placing all the Skeleton’s hands in the air, holding hands, legs positioned like doing a split and so on. You’ll want 20 – 30 different skeleton poses for the game.

Take the photos and print out the pictures to create your Skeleton posing cards which can be cut out and attached to card stock so they don’t get damaged during the game.

Skeleton Pose Off – Game Set Up
Divide the guests into 2 Teams
Establish a Starting Line 15 – 20 feet from where the Skeletons are hung
Hang 3 Skeletons together and then have a divider (Cloth, room divider or even a plant) if possible and then hang the other 3 skeletons on the other side.
Note the skeletons need to be placed close enough to a wall, so that guests can easy pose them. 
Place poster tack on the back of the skeletons. (Joints, hands, etc…) so the can be posed.

Skeleton Pose Off – How To Play
One player from each team goes to the Starting Line
The Game Host stands at the Starting Line (between Team A and Team B) and shows a picture of the posed skeletons.
The Host informs the players: They must go to the Skeletons, Pose them as shown in the picture & then return to the Starting Line.
After the Game Host Show Them the Skeleton Pose, the Host says – Ready, Set, Pose and the kids are off to Pose the Skeletons.
The first player to Correctly Pose the Skeletons, Return to the Starting Line and Tag the Game Host (If you don’t want to be tagged change to place their hand on the pumpkin or some other item) – Earns a Point for their Team.
If however the Skeleton’s are not posed correctly then, that player can look at the picture of the posed skeletons and can run back down to re-pose the skeletons.

Once a team has earned a point, that round is over and two new players go to the Starting Line to play.
Play until one team has reached a pre-set point level (11, 15, or more) or complete 2 rounds and have the Team with the most points win.

Skeleton Pose Off Variations:

Skeleton Pose Off Relay
Create two sets of Skeleton Pose Cards and have teams try to be the first to complete all of the Skeleton Poses correctly.
For the Relay Race we recommend 2 Game Hosts.
At the beginning of the game, each team send the first player to the Starting Line to view the Skeleton Pose picture.
When the Game Host says Go, the players head to the Skeletons and pose them. When they believe that the skeletons are properly posed they return to their Game Host (which has the posing cards) and the Host either confirms the skeletons are posed correctly or does not and shows the Skeleton pose to them again.
If the Skeletons are not properly posed the player must return make adjustments as needed until the pose is correct.
Once the Game Host approves the pose the Player then tags the next Player and it is their turn to repeat this process.
The game continues until each player on one team completes their Skeleton Pose. That team is then the Winner.

Skeleton Pose Off Challenge
In this version you have Teams of 2 people each.
We decided to do a timing event, but you can change it up as needed to be teams head to head if you want. You can also modify this to have one, two or three skeletons.

One member of the Team stand by the Skeleton and this person will pose the Skeletons “Poser”
The Other member of the Team is the caller and will tell their teammate how to pose the skeletons. “Caller”

Once the Poser has correctly posed the Skeletons like the picture, (Might want someone to confirm – Game Host) the Team can move on to the next Skeleton pose.

Teams are given 3 minutes to see how many Skeleton Poses they can create, the team with the most Poses made in 3 minutes wins. In case of a tie, do a tie breaker round.

Tip: Number the Skeleton Pose Cards and create a master list of poses. This way you just need to see what number is on the card during play to confirm the pose. This will save time when you go to validate that the pose is correct.
Thanks Mayland, Fredricksburg, MD

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