Jedi Training School

From Ludocity
Jedi Training School
Designer: The Haberdashery Collective
Year: unknown
Players: 2-8
Stuff required: Foam sword for each player
Crew required: One
Preparation: None
Time required: 5 minutes per round
Place required: A space at least 3m x 3m
Activities: listening, stealth
This is a playable game - it's finished, tested and ready to play.
This game is made available under an Attribution-Noncommercial Creative Commons licence. (What does this mean?)

Players are in Jedi training school. Their lightsabers don’t kill but instead stun. If someone gets stunned they can be eliminated by someone touching them. Players attempt to hit each other with foam swords with their eyes closed.

Rules summary

  • Players spread out each holding a foam sword.
  • They close their eyes and take two steps.
  • They stab their sword trying to hit and “stun” an opponent.
  • Everyone opens their eyes.
  • Anyone who is hit raises their hand and it's checked to see if anyone can reach them to eliminate them.
  • The round begins again with the players who haven’t been eliminated.



  • Give each player a foam sword and ask them to spread out.


Main Steps

  1. The explainer says “close your eyes”
  2. “Take two steps” one foot at a time, “one and…..two”. Players will now move around, duck etc.
  3. “Stab”
  4. “Open your eyes”
  5. Anyone who has been hit and “stunned” raises their hand.
  6. The adjudicator checks to see if anyone can reach and eliminate the stunned player.
  7. Those players are eliminated.
  8. Everyone else is told to drop their swords to their sides.
  9. Go to step one.

All players must stand still apart from when taking steps and stabbing.


The final player remaining wins.


  • A version with a sweeping motion was tried but that was much harder.