Early August, I joined a cool sport group to play my first dodgeball game! It was at the Tuttle Park, between Clintonville and downtown.
As it was my first game, they explained to me the rules : there are many balls, and you have to throw them to hit the opposite team.
But, a ball will be ruled “dead” after it hits any object, even another ball. Same thing if the ball is caught by another player, before or after hitting someone. That means that a dead ball can’t eliminate a player. A ball in the head doesn’t count.
In this game we rely o the integrity : it’s sometimes easy to lie and say that the ball didn’t hit you, but you have to be honest.
If someone catch a ball, you can allow two player of your team to come back in the game.
And, final rule, when three people remain on one side, the opposing team can cross the half-court line to get them out easier, but they can only throw from inside one of the two small circles. At least one foot has to be in the circle for a throw to count.
You have to run, catch, throw and avoid the balls all the time. It was exhausting, but freakin’ cool !
Thank you Columbus Sports & Social !
Let me talk about one a the firsts meetups I went in the Gateway Movie Center : the “Name 10 Trivia” game!
You’re in a bar, a guy with a microphone asks some questions and you have to answer. First round, questions about American culture. Oh shit. The questions was kind of “tell the top 10 of the most populous states”, or “the 10 most famous trains in America”.
In this kind of game, there is two kind of people : the guys who absolutely want to win, and the guys who don’t care and just drink a beer. I don’t need to tell which kind of guy I was, ahah.
Then, tell 10 superheros withous “man” in their name faster as possible. Yes, I can answer!
Round two, the personalities questions. Each time the guy show the picture of a famous people when he was young, and you’ve to guess who is he. All guys was “aaaah, I know, I know !”, and I was “aaaah, who the hell is this guy?”. Then, the guy shew pictures of dogs or cats and we had to guess what was the movie reference.
And for the final round only one guy of each team played in an elimination questions game.
Obvioulsy I wasn’t exhaustive for this game, but now you can picture it. Even if a french guy like me was not able to play so much, it’s a good and funny way to spend the evening, I loved it.
Thank you Tinyacos !