Play Hunker Hauser this weekend!

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Got a rope & 2 blocks?

Let's play "hunker hauser"!

Never heard of it? It will quickly become a favorite.

This simple, yet challenging balance game was recently included on a "Dinner impossible" episode as an old Viking game for adults.  It can be a great motor task and beginning strategy game for children with few to no modifications and is easily adapted for adults and mixed skill levels. 

Here's how to play:

Each player stands, facing each other, on a long block or piece of wood. An 8" long piece of 2x4" is perfect. The blocks should be placed on the floor about 6' apart. Each player holds the end of a rope. On "Go", the players try to get their opponent to lose balance and fall off their block by pulling or loosening the rope. So strategy can be just as important as strength and core stability is required by all. 

Here are some modifications to the game that can make it more successful for some, while still keeping it challenging.

  • Vary the height of the blocks: a younger player or those with limited core stability may need just a small paper or rug square to stand on. Older students or those better skilled players may use a taller or narrower block. Players blocks can be different from each other to allow for mixed abilities in a group. Try stacking 2 2x4" on top of each other.
  • Remove the "tug-of-war" and competition of the game. Each player has their own block to stand on and their own rope to pull. On "go", players must quickly pull their rope in until they reach the end while maintaining their balance.
  • Players each have their own block and rope to pull in, but an object is attached to the end adding bulk and weight. (ie a large teddy bear or a crate filled with bean bags)
  • Try maintaining a kneeling position on a square to work on more proximal core stability. 
  • Modify as playing to be sure everyone is having fun and not frustrated.
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