Hoverboards are one of the hottest gadgets for kids and teens, and the fact that it gets them outside is a great bonus for parents! Once you get a kid’s hoverboard for your children, and they learn to ride it, there’s plenty for them to do with it that just riding around on the driveway. These fun games are perfect to play outside with friends while they ride their hoverboards.
Fun Hoverboard Games
1. Hoverboard Tag
This classic game for kids is even more fun when everyone is on a hoverboard. If you aren’t familiar with the game, the rules are simple. One person is “it” and their goal is to tag another player so they become “it.” The cycle continues, with each unlucky rider who is tagged becoming “it.”
There are a few fun twists to put on this game when hoverboards are involved. If you have only one hoverboard, the person who is “it” can be the one riding it. If everyone has a hoverboard, take the game to the park at night or in the evening so all the hoverboard lights add extra fun to it.
2. Hoverboard Race
A regular sprint becomes twice as fun if hoverboards are involved. The simplest form is to have everyone on a hoverboard line up and race for the finish line. Make it more of a skills challenge by adding obstacles to ride around or over. This is a fun activity for neighborhood streets or friends gathering in the park.
3. Don’t Get Dizzy!
You know how kids love to spin in circles until they collapse on the ground completely dizzy? The same game can be played on a hoverboard. One of the easiest tricks to do on a hoverboard is to spin in a circle. Have everyone line up and spin in circles. When people fall off or get so dizzy they stop, they’re out. The last person is standing wins.
4. Simon Says
Another old school game for kids translates well to riding a hoverboard. One person is picked as “Simon” to instruct the rest of the group. They follow Simon’s guidance, as long as they say “Simon says…” first. Anyone who follows an instruction without the magic word is out. Last person standing becomes the new “Simon.”
5. Don’t Drop the Ball
This is a fun game for all ages where everyone works together. Get a lightweight bouncy ball or a balloon. One person hits the ball in the air and everyone has to work together to keep hitting it to keep that ball from touching the ground. Adding in hoverboards adds an additional challenge.
If you’re looking for more fun things to do, check out these hoverboard tricks.
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