Glow games have become so popular that they have inspired the minds of many people to find new uses and extremes of games that glow. From world records to imaginative new places to play glow games, here is the weird, fantastical, and unbelievable side to the glow you love.
Here are a few world records about glow games to surprise your friends with:
Glow games aren’t just for your back yard – whether you’re looking to travel abroad or simply to learn about special places around the world, here are some of the most unusual or cool places to play glow games.
In 2008, China created the National Aquatic Center, known as the Water Cube, for the Beijing Olympics and still glows at night. You can pay to go inside and see the pool or stay outside to play Glow Tag around the thousands of LED crystal lights bubbles. Alongside the Water Cube is the Bird’s Nest, or the Beijing National Stadium which also lights up orange at night in a shape like a bird’s nest. You can pay to walk all the way to the top of the bird’s nest and look down on the stadium, but maybe save the glow games for the ground!
Travel to the darkest skies in Namibia – the world’s least populated country. With endless stretches of orange dunes, you can travel via a rented four wheeler through deserted cities and starkly lit twisted sand forests. The Milky Way galaxy is at its finest stretching across skies so endless, you’ll feel like you’re playing a glow game on another planet. If you want to stay in the U.S., Death Valley National Park, California is your place to play beneath the darkest skies with a glow below to match the glory above.
Join your glow games with natural games in the largest densities of firefly populations in the world. Travel abroad to Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India to find forests alight with an enchanting firefly glow. For U.S. travel, Elkmont, Tennessee’s forests are lit by the glow of many firefly colonies.
Aaaaand if you love fireflies, give our Firefly variation of Capture the Flag REDUX a try!
Select 1-2 players as Catchers who carry a lit orb. Everyone else becomes Fireflies and wear glow bracelets.
Begin the game by giving Fireflies one minute to hide. Once the time is up, Fireflies must flash their bracelets “on” at least once every 10 seconds while the Catchers try to catch them. They can stop flashing whenever a Catcher is within 30 feet of them.
Captured (tagged) Fireflies become bottled and must follow the Catcher in a line until all the Fireflies are caught!
Glowing isn’t just for people – long before the invention of light and glowsticks, animals and bugs that glowed in the dark ignited our imagination and wonder at the natural world, inspiring us to invent future sources of human light. Bioluminescence is light emitted by a biological creature and around 80% of all bioluminescent creatures are found in the world’s oceans. In fact almost every creature in the deep ocean glows in one way or another. Here are some of the coolest of nature’s glowing delights.