To escape from 1 point to another.

You are shackled to a partner and must work
together to escape.

Open space with obstacles giving different path opportunities and challenges to get from A to B.
– Optional: Soft ground area or cover – Grass, rubber
floor, or thin mats – and obstacles spread close
enough to offer a ground is lava version.

At least 2 escapees.

Something to tie each pair of players together like
a rope, cloth, bandana, etc.
– Optional: Timer.

–  Attached Restrictions: Tying hands together, Wirst, ankles and combinations.
– Goal: Players must perform specific challenges.
– Players: Multiple players tied together.
– Timer: To complete the challenge during the time
– Environment: Close enough obstacles for ground
is lava.




You are a wrongly accused prisoner that finally has a chance at freedom. You have to navigate through a treacherous obstacle course but you’re not alone. You must make it through this course while attached to someone else. You both will need to work together to find your freedom.


  • Players are tied to at least one other person before they start the course.
  •  Each pair is their own team, neither helping nor hindering the other teams.
  • After a team makes it to the end, they should move around the perimeter back to the start and try another variation of being tied together – by their ankles or with multiple combinations.
  • If a team becomes untethered or falls out of bounds during the course they will return from the perimeter to the start and fix their ties if needed before restarting.


It’s important be aware of the limitations that this game will impose and to communicate with your parner(s) in order to be safe and excel through the challenges.




In this game, the coordination includes communication and empathy so that the pair/team can develop a pattern of locomotion according to the restrictions and obstacles present. Tactics like countdown and rhythm can help a lot.

Other than the normal coordination required to navigate obstacles this game also adds your teammate into the mix which will create and support the exposure to and necessity of “new” techniques and variations that will help expand the ways you are comfortable moving with your own body and with a partner.


Certain obstacles and limitations may make it unsafe or inefficient for the duo/team to execute dynamic movements together. However, slower movements that use your range of motion to reach your target without losing contact with the obstacles can be a good tactic to get from point A to B safely. Body props and stems are some of the examples of movements that develop and make use of your mobility can be especially useful.


Technical Notes

Techniques that don’t rely on conserving momentum are the most common to be used in this game. Specific challenges and moments of adaptation may require some level of dynamic movement like a jump but generally the intention is to prepare to execute a climb, crawl, vault or any other technique in a static position, and finish it with control. 

The restriction of one of your limbs and the interference caused by the movements of the person(s) attached to you will challenge your balance throughout this game.. You can use this to your advantage by paying more attention to a counterbalance work.



Understanding the capabilities of you and your teammate(s) is key to everyone’s safety and to the development of our empathy. Jailbreak requires us to  respect each other’s limits and utilize each individuals strength for the success of the team. Communicate and work together! 

Outside of ourselves and the team it’s important to take that information to survey the environment for your best path options and to see which paths the other teams are utilizing to avoid uneccesary risk or traffic jams.


Working with a team will require you to adapt from what your individual path might be. This will also require you to communicate with your teammate and visualize together to find the best path for your team. 


Unlike the more linear games there is no clear path so you must work iwth your team to solve the problem of “how” to navigate the course. This will require path flexibility as well as the restrictions/energy levels change so too might the way you get from one point to the other


Keep your focus on the goal of the game, not your personal goals. Exercising your humility, empathy, and compassion throughout the course will ensure the best chance of success for your team. Once the course and trust with your teammate becomes more comfortable Jailbreak turns into a challenge seeking game. Work to see how many different ways you can complete the course, and if you fail be tenacious, throughout the game we have the opportunity to switch from “I/we can’t do this” to “how can I/we make this work?”

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