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Star Wars Party Game: Escape the Sarlacc Pit

Star Wars party game - Sarlacc pit

This Star Wars party game features the infamous Sarlacc Pit from Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Remember that scene? Luke, Han, and Chewie are facing certain death in the all powerful Sarlacc Pit. Bikini-clad Leia is being held captive. And Jabba the Hut *thinks* he has the upper hand.

Sarlacc Pit Star Wars birthday party game
Star Wars characters on blocks

I thought that Tatooine’s sandy Sarlacc Pit would be a perfect Star Wars party game for kids. I made an original version Sarlacc Pit (no weird tentacles for me) out of cardboard boxes, glue and scissors and added white cardstock ‘teeth’. Then I temporarily covered my son’s wooden blocks with photos of Han, Luke, Leia, Lando, Salacious B. Crumb, Jabba the Hut, and of course, Boba Fett.

Game play follows the classic clothespin drop kid’s game. Players stand above the Sarlacc Pit, hold the block at chin-level, and try to drop characters into the hole and into the Sarlacc’s belly, where they will slowly digested over a thousand years. The player with the most successful drops wins!

This Star Wars party game was a big hit. The kids had so much fun trying to drop characters into the pit that I couldn’t even get a photo of them standing still. And long after the game, my kids kept playing and playing it to better their score.

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Star Wars party game - Sarlacc pit

Supplies for making a Sarlacc Pit | Star Wars Party Game  (with links and images from affiliates):

How to make a Sarlacc Pit Star Wars Party Game:

I don’t yet have the photos of making the pit itself. I know. I made it so long ago that I can’t find the right drive where the photos were stored. Basically, take a box. Cut a large circle into the box. Then cut a smaller circle and glue onto the inside of the box. Keep adding smaller circles until you get the smallest circle. Add little teeth triangles from white card stock paper into his mouth.

To make the blocks: Print out photos of Star Wars figures and attach to wooden blocks using temporary hold glue dots.

Making a Star Wars party game
Boba Fett Star Wars party game

Leave me a comment below if you need any more details on how to make your own Sarlacc Pit out of cardboard boxes.


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Star Wars party game - Sarlacc pit


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