Ready to celebrate the release of the new Scorch Trials movie with a fun bash, complete with awesome Maze Runner party games for teenagers! The Maze Runner series by James Dashner is the hottest thing out there right now! And to think you have to wait until 2016 for the fifth book! If you are looking for a theme for your next party, this is the one you want. There are so many fun things you can do when it comes to having a Maze Runner themed party. Check out below for some ideas, the last one is my favorite.
Maze Runner Party Games for Teenagers
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Lego Maze: You need a few of those green bases, a bunch of lego pieces and one marble for each maze (if you don’t have any, check your little brother’s room, I am sure he has a bunch of Legos). When your friends get to the party, have them make their Lego maze. Once everyone has made one, set the timer on your iPhone to see who can get their marble to the end first. You can even give out prizes if you want.
Jeopardy: Have you ever seen your parents watching this show? You can make this so fun! Create a few different categories with topics from the book (or themes: like Dystopian Fiction, Mind Control, Survival Skills, etc) and a few questions in each category. This can be played in teams or individually. Each question has a monetary value attached to it ($100, $200, $300) and you can use candy to represent the money. For example, one Hershey Kiss for $100 or two for $200 and you get the idea. The person with the most Hershey Kisses at the end wins the game!
Crepe paper maze: Easy setup! All you need is crepe paper, in any color and a place to set up the maze. A hallway always works well, but you can also use your living room or family room and incorporate the furniture to make it a bit more challenging. If they break the paper they are out (and you have to replace it). I suggest removing shoes for this one, rubber soles on your sneakers might catch on the flimsy paper and tear it!
Who am I?: This one is super fun! On separate pieces of paper, write down the names of each character and place them in a bowl. When your guests arrive, have them choose a name, but they can’t look at it (you might want your mom or someone not involved to help out with this so it is fair). Using double sided tape, stick the name to your forehead, so everyone can see it but you. Now you have to go around throughout the party and give other people clues as to who they are, and they give you clues as to who you are.
Capture the Flag (with a twist): So you know that capture the flag game that Tris plays with Dauntless in Divergent? Well, you can actually make that work well for Maze Runner. This works best if you live in an area with a lot of woods or other places that you can roam free, but it can work in your house too. Have someone who isn’t playing (your parents, maybe) hide the “flag.” Set a base for your Glade and divide into teams. Choose a runner to start. Blow a whistle and have them run to try to find the flag. The catch? They have two minutes (or less, if you have a small area, more if you have a HUGE area) to try to find it and get back to you. If they can’t find it but make it back, they have two minutes to confer with their team and try to explain where they looked. If they don’t make it back in time, they’re out. For game purposes, dead. First team to find the flag wins.
Whatever you decide to do for your Maze Runner themed party will be fun. Don’t forget the cake, snacks and other food! Themed parties are always a fun way to spend your birthday party, or even your next sleepover. You can even make these delicious Maze Runner Cupcakes.