Supplies:
  1. Multiple pretzel sticks
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Setup: 

1. Give each child a long pretzel as their sword.
2. Pair the children off.

How to Play: 

1. On "Go," they face off to see who can last the longest in a pretzel rod duel.
2. The one whose pretzel breaks last is declared the victor for that round.
3. This can also be done in elimination rounds. The winner of each pair will play the winner of another pair.
4. Luckily, everyone’s a winner because they get to eat their pretzel!

Variations: 

1. If using elimination rounds, you can provide each winner with a new pretzel to begin their next round, or you can have them stick with their same pretzel.
2. For themed parties, you can use the pretzel duel to as play-fighting amongst themed characters. For example, if you have a pirate party, each person can be a pirate fighting to defend their ship. Or, for a horsey party, players can duel while riding hobby horses.
3. Finally, make the game more challenging by playing on the "plank" - a balance beam "plank" is set up about 9" off the ground.

Activity Length: 
5 - 15 minutes
Age: 
Preschool
School-age
Tween
Teen
Competitiveness: 
Either/or (can be played either way)
Difficulty: 
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Indoor/Outdoor: 
Either
Mess Factor: 
Dustpan, please
Noise Level: 
Semi-rambunctious
Number of Players: 
2
3 to 4
5 to 10
10 to 20
20+
Prep Time: 
5 minutes or less
Team Division: 
Buddy up (pairs of two)