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Troglodytes (Burning Bridges, Murder In The Dark)


1 Candle
1 Box of matches
Some torches
Game Description

Here is a wide game that we call "Troglodytes" although I think that it's common name is burning bridges. The premise behind the game is that Troglodytes have landed on our planet from another galaxy and are preparing to take over the world. The troglodytes have a faulty spaceship which will explode if it is set on fire.

The scouts job is to sneak up to the troglodyte ship and blow it up. However, The troglodytes are more advanced than humans and have laser blasters that can kill the scouts.

The game is played on a dark night in a large field with many hiding spots.

The leaders place a candle and some matches at a designated location. The leaders then pick a place near the candle but not right up close to it. Each leader carries a flashlight and is not allowed to move from his/her location.

The scouts start at one location and must sneak up and light the candle. If a leader hears a scout he/she turns on his/her flashlight and blasts the scout. If a scout is hit with the flashlight then he is out.

The game continues until a scout can light the candle or until all scouts are dead. Note that the flashlights can only be used for a short burst.