This game comes from the files of our very own Alise Dixon! It kicks the classic Club game of billiards up a notch and works in self-reflection on character traits.
Good Character Pool
Equipment Needed: Pool table, ball, cues, 6 slips of paper, tape
Group Size: 2 at a time
As in standard pocket billiards, rack all 15 balls. Label each pocket with one of the six Pillars of Good Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. The object of the game is to possess as many of the Pillars as possible.
Two Club members play a regular game of pool. Every time one pockets the ball, they are able to “possess the Pillar” if they can give a specific example of how they have demonstrated it. At the end of the game, whoever has the most pillars wins!
Always reflect! Ask youth:
- What did you enjoy about this activity?
- Was it easy to come up with examples of using the Pillars?
- Would you enjoy playing this game again in the future? Why? Why not?
- If you could make changes to this game, what would you change?