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Ultimate Octopus

This game is just like Ultimate Frisbee, but . . . you guessed it - played with an octopus.

Purchase an octopus at your local grocery store or fish market. Divide into two teams and play ULTIMATE FRISBEE, with the octopus. If you haven't played ULTIMATE FRISBEE, check it out on the Outdoor page.

Divide into two teams, each trying to get to the opposite end zone. One team kicks (throws actually) off and the other team receives. When a player catches the octopus they can take only 3 steps then they must throw it. Team work their way down the field, passing to each other until a team scores. If the team hits the ground it's the other team's ball (octopus actually). If a defensive player knocks the octopus to the ground possession switches as well. Defensive players must give any person already holding an octopus at least 3 feet clearance.

Send everyone to wash their hands or have hand sanitizer on hand right afterward!

See Ultimate Frisbee & Ultimate Wet Soccer, both on Outdoor page.

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Comments on this post

   Michael         7/30/2018 7:51:12 PM

This game horrifies me. To use an animal in this way, dead or not is utterly disgusting.

   Alex         3/17/2015 3:45:05 PM

An octopus??? A real octopus??? Why not use... ANYTHING ELSE? What a terrible waste.

   Tom         9/14/2014 5:36:16 AM

Seriously!? This is a ridiculous game! Let's NOT teach our children that we can just go and kill an octopus, not to eat it in thanksgiving to God but to throw it around a field! This should be removed!

   Catherine King         10/13/2012 11:26:06 AM

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   Kelli         7/29/2011 7:13:01 PM

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   Lee         6/24/2011 9:23:46 PM

I was blown away when our group played this game: the girls dominated. I mean, DOMINATED! (The guys were too grossed out, but the girls romped!) Amazing! We also did awards for longest pass, longest punt, best catch, etc.


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