Mark out the area that you want to play in. This works best indoors, with walls so that you don't have to fetch the dodgeballs after they're thrown. You need enough room for your number of players to have space to move freely.
Everyone plays as an individual, no teams.
The aim is to eliminate players by hitting them with a dodgeball or catching a dodgeball that is thrown at you.
If a player is eliminated, they 'freeze' by sitting on the floor wherever they got hit.
The player is 'frozen' until the player that got them is out themselves (if you aren't sure who got you because you didn't see who threw it, just have a guess and watch them)
Players cannot move with the ball (you can allow them to have a limited number of steps if you want to)
Players can only have one ball at a time
Players that are frozen cannot hold onto a ball
The game ends if one player eliminates all other players
Secret Agent Dodgeball
Prepare a playing area with 2 even halves approximately the size of a badminton court
Divide your players into teams of between 6-10 players
Each team should have a captain that chooses their 'secret agent'
The secret agent should be a secret from the other team and they should only tell the coach who their secret agent is
The secret agent is key. If they get hit by a dodgeball or they have a throw caught by the opposition, the whole team loses the game.
If regular players are hit by a ball or caught out, they have to sit on the floor on the half way line.
Players can be freed back into the game by their secret agent if they come and tag them.
Encourage teams to come up with strategies to disguise their secret agent, as tagging players back into the game can reveal their identity.