Taskmaster Tasks

These are the best Taskmaster tasks to do at home or in school. Perfect to promote problem-solving, critical thinking and teambuilding throughout the year or as fun additions to the party. The tasks are sorted alphabetically, and contains a description of the task, as well as the type and amount of preparation required.

Ground rules

1. The Taskmaster is always right.
2. Be polite, clean up after yourself and take care of yourself and others.
3. It’s encouraged to be creative, but if you cheat, you get points deducted/disqualified.

How it works

The Taskmaster chooses a task that must be carried out in the best or most creative way, within the scope of the task. He/she also decides how many points are to be distributed, how long a task should last and when the scoreboard is revealed. If a task winner can’t be decided or if the top contestants have the same amount of points in the end, a tiebreaker task is chosen.

How to search for tasks

  • Windows, click Ctrl + F
  • Android, click on the three dots at the top, then Find on Page
  • MacBook, click Command + F
  • iPhone/iPad, click on the arrow at the bottom, then Find on Page
  • You can search for task types, prep, length and more, see highlighted text below.

Downloads

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100 seconds

  • The participants must stand up when 100 seconds have passed.
  • The participant who comes closest to the 100 seconds win.

Make sure the participants cannot see or hear a clock while the task is in progress.

Solo Stopwatch Tiebreaker

19.5 cm

  • Draw a line that is exactly 19.5 centimeters / 7.7 inches.
  • It’s not allowed to use anything to measure with.
  • There’s 1 bonus point, if you draw the line on yourself.
  • Most accurate lines win.

Solo Pen and paper Short task

Absurd seat

  • Do the most absurd or mind-boggling thing with a chair.
  • Most absurd seatings win.

Solo / duo Chair Short task

Achoo!

  • Sneeze as fast as you can.
  • First five to sneeze for real gets points according to the order they sneezed in.

Solo Normal task

Age in…

  • Guess how old the Taskmaster is in seconds, minutes, hours, days, or months.
  • The Taskmaster will specify which one has to be guessed.
  • Whoever gets closest to the correct answer, wins.

Websites to calculate your age:
calculator.net
calculatorsoup.com

Solo / duo / groups Pen and paper Short task

Agreement

  • You are to pair up as a duo, take off your shoes and share the shoe with one another, so you each have your own and your duo partners shoe in your hand.
  • When it’s your turn, you are to sit in a chair each, with the back facing each other.
  • The Taskmaster will now read a question aloud (Download), which you must decide on immediately.
  • You do so by lifting a shoe in the air. Your own shoe, if you think the question fits you best, or your partners shoe, if you think the question fits them best.
  • If you both agree (puts up the same shoe) you each get 5 points.
  • If you don’t agree, cheat by looking back, answer too slowly or don’t want to take off your shoes, you get 0 points. You have one try!

Duo Download, two chairs and shoes Normal task Download

Alarm

  • Find a song you would never use as an alarm in the morning.
  • Worst song choice for an alarm wins.

Solo / duo Music Normal task

Album cover

  • Make the best album cover.

Group Camera Normal task

Alphabet

  • Write down a letter from the alphabet, and hide it until the Taskmaster tell you otherwise.
  • If someone else writes the same letter as you, none of you get points.
  • A unique vowel gives 4 points, and a unique consonant gives 2 points.

Don’t tell the participants this:
It’s also allowed to user other countries letters, for instance: Ä, Ü, Ö or Å, Æ, Ø.

Solo Pen and paper Short task

Appreciation

  • Think of someone you appreciate.
  • Write them a message thanking them.
  • Most wholesome messages win.

Solo Message Normal task

Appreciation 2

  • Until next time, do something for someone else they will appreciate.
  • Tell about your good deed next time.
  • Points are given based on how good the deeds were.

Solo Long task

Attention

  • Take a good look at your duo partner for 30 seconds, and stand back to back afterwards.
  • If you peek at your partner afterwards, you are disqualified.

Wait till everyone stands back to back, before you continue with the next part.

  • Now the Taskmaster will go around and ask each duo what the other person is wearing. It can be clothes or accessories.
  • 1 point is awarded for each correct item, while 1 point is subtracted for each wrong item. Max 5 points.

Duo Normal task

Back drawing

  • Get some strong paper or carton, as well as drawing utensils.
  • The front person will be standing with a paper by a table or wall.
  • The person behind the front person, will draw on the front persons back with their fingers.
  • Unless the Taskmaster gives you a motive to draw, you decide a motive for yourselves.
  • Best motives drawn by the front person, wins.

If there’s more than two people in the group, there can be more people to draw on the back of each other, before it reaches the front person. But only the furthest in the back, knows the motive.

Duo / group Paper, drawing utensils Normal task

Balloon goal

  • Score an amazing goal with a balloon.
  • The balloon must be passed to each team member at least once.
  • You have 20 minutes to come up with a plan and practice it, before it is shown to the Taskmaster.

Group Balloon Normal task

Balloon goal 2

  • At the same time, throw a balloon towards the Taskmaster.
  • The winner is the one with the balloon closest to the Taskmaster, without touching him/her.

Solo Balloon Tiebreaker

Before and after

  • Take a picture before.
  • And a picture after.
  • Biggest before and after changes win.

Solo / duo / group Camera Normal task

Best worst

  • Take the best picture of the worst view.
  • Take the worst picture of the best view.
  • The best and worst photos win.

Solo / duo Camera Normal task

Best worst 2

  • Find the best and the worst photo on your phone. Screenshot both photos, so they’re only a slide away.
  • Largest gap between good and bad photo wins.

Solo Smartphone Normal task

Big steps

  • Take 50 steps from where you are now, and end up in the most remarkable place.
  • Most remarkable place after 50 steps, win.

Solo Normal task

Blind balloon

  • Blow the biggest balloon in one minute while blindfolded.
  • If it pops you are disqualified.
  • The biggest balloons wins.

Solo Balloon, blindfold Short task

Book guesser

  • The Taskmaster chooses a book, which is not shown to the contestants, and finds a random page within the book, to read for a few minutes.
  • The contestants then use that information to guess the title of the book.
  • Most correct guesses wins.

Solo / duo / group Book, pen and paper Normal task

Bottle flips

  • In 1 minute, the participants have to see how many bottle flips they can do.
  • The bottles must contain a maximum of 1/4 water.
  • Most bottle flips in 1 minute wins.

Solo Bottles with water Tiebreaker

Boys versus girls

  • You are divided into two groups, one with boys and one with girls.
  • The boys collectively have to decide on doing the most feminine thing possible.
  • The girls collectively have to decide on doing the most masculine thing possible.
  • On the Taskmasters signal, both groups do the thing they decided on.
  • Points are awarded according to how feminine or masculine each group were.

Group Short task

Boys versus girls 2

  • You are divided into two groups, one with boys and one with girls.
  • Each group has to write down the top 5 things they genuinely like about the opposite sex.
  • If any of the answers are of sexual nature, the entire group lose 1 point each time.

Once they have written the answers, tell them about the next phase.

  • Now each group collectively have 5 guesses. If they manage to guess what the other group said about them, the entire group gets 1 point for each correct guess.

Group Pen and paper Normal task

Boys versus girls 3

  • You are divided into two groups, one with boys and one with girls.
  • One group gets an answer sheet with statements, in which they have to guess where the majority of the other group will stand when they hear the statement. If the group predicts an outcome, they earn 1 point.
  • The other groups task, is to decide on whether they agree or disagree with the statement given, by standing in the middle, and move to either strongly disagree, disagree, agree, or strongly agree, depending on their individual opinion – it’s important that this group is honest about their decision.
  • This is repeated five times. Afterwards the groups switch.

If the group on the floor is dishonest, points can be taken away.

Group Download, print, pen and paper Normal task Download

Bread face

  • Make the best bread face on yourself with a slice of bread.
  • When you’re ready, lay down and take a picture of it.
  • Most elaborate bread faces win.

Solo / duo Slice of bread, camera Normal task

Bread face 2

  • Eat the best picture out of a piece of bread.
  • Best bread pictures win.

Solo Slice of bread Normal task

Brunch

  • Make the best brunch, and take a picture of it.
  • Best brunches win.

Solo / duo Food, camera Long task

Bubbles

  • Make the biggest bubble, you have one attempt.
  • Biggest bubbles win.

Solo Bubblegum or soap and water Normal task

Burp

  • One at a time, make the best burp.
  • Points are awarded based on length, loud- and loathsomeness.
  • If you make noise while it’s someone else’s turn, you get disqualified.

Solo Short task

Candle blow

  • Blow out a candle over the longest distance.
  • You have one try.
  • Five longest blows get points based on their distance.

Use masking tape to mark each contestants distance.

Solo Candle, lighter and masking tape Normal task

Camouflage

  • One of you must camouflage yourself on a picture/video.
  • You must be able to see the person camouflaged, but not at first glance.
  • Best camouflaged duos win.

Duo Camera Normal task

Camouflage 2

  • Hide an object in a picture, but the object still has to be visible.
  • Write what the object is.
  • The Taskmaster must be able to find it in less than 30 seconds. If it takes longer, you get 0 points.
  • Hidden objects found closest to 30 seconds, but not past, gets most points.

Solo / duo / group Camera Normal task

Castle

  • Build a sand- or snow castle.
  • Tallest castles win.

Bonus points for the prettiest castles.

Solo / duo / group Snow or sand Normal task

Category knowledge

  • The Taskmaster choose a category.
  • The participants must now test their knowledge within the given topic. In turn, they must name something that fits the category.
  • If you fail to mention something within the category, or say something that has already been said, you’re out.
  • The five last participants, duos or groups, get points according to when they where knocked out.

Category inspiration: countries, cities, states, car brands, clothing brands, colors, vegetables, celebrities, girl names starting with B, movies, books, music genres, Pokémons, mammals

Solo / duo / group Normal task

Category prediction

  • The Taskmaster gives you a category.
  • You are now to predict how many correct answers you can give in 1 minute within that category. Write down the number of correct answers you think you can predict. When the timer starts, start writing things within that category, until the timer ends. 
  • Highest amount of predicted answers win.
  • If you predicted a higher number than you actually could, you lose 2 points.

Category inspiration: countries, cities, states, car brands, clothing brands, colors, vegetables, celebrities, girl names starting with B, movies, books, music genres, Pokémons, mammals

Solo / duo / group Pen and paper Normal task

Camouflage

  • One of you must camouflage yourself on a picture/video.
  • You must be able to see the person camouflaged, but not at first glance.
  • Best camouflaged duos win.

Duo Camera Normal task

Cereal

  • Make the best portrait of the Taskmaster out of cereal.
  • Best cereal portrait wins.

Solo / duo Cereal Normal task

Charades distance

  • Taskmaster gives each group a list of charades they are to mime from a distance, while the other half of the group have to guess what their group is miming.
  • If they get it right, the Taskmaster gives them a thumbs up, and they can move on to the next thing.
  • There’s five mimes to be done in total, in a timeframe decided by the Taskmaster.
  • Each group get 1 point for each correct guess.

Yelling is encouraged.

Group Download Normal task Download

Charades reversed

  • Reversed charades. One person has to guess what their group is miming.
  • The group will be miming 5 things, specified by the Taskmaster.
  • Each correct guess gives the group 1 point.

Group Download Normal task Download

Circle square

  • In freehand, draw the most beautiful circle, inside the straightest square.
  • Best circle square wins.

Solo Pen and paper Short task

Clean

  • Show the Taskmaster something that is unbelievably clean.
  • Cleanest things win.

Solo / duo Short task

Coin

  • All contestants look down with closed eyes while holding their palm out.
  • The Taskmaster will go around and poke the contestants palm. As you feel a poke or a coin, you have to hide it, or pretend to hide it, while having your eyes closed.
  • When the Taskmaster tell you to open your eyes, you can open your eyes again. If the Taskmaster catches you peeking, you are disqualified.
  • Afterwards you discuss who have the coin, and write your own guess down.
  • If you guess correctly, you get 2 points. If no one guess a coin-holder, the coin-holder that is not guessed, gets 5 points.

Solo Coin(s) Short task

Coin flip

  • The participants must choose heads or tails.
  • Whoever wins the coin flip, wins.

Solo Coin Tiebreaker

Colorful milk

  • Change the color of a glass of milk.
  • Most eye catching new milk color wins.

Bonus points for creative solutions.

Solo / duo / group Glass of milk Normal task

Color correction

  • Place as many items as you can on a table.
  • The items must be the same color.
  • Most items of the same color wins.

Solo / duo Tables Short task

Cool balloon

  • Do something cool with a balloon.
  • You have until next time, to do something cool with a balloon, and document it.
  • Coolest balloons win.

Solo Balloon Long task

Coolest thing

  • Show the Taskmaster the coolest thing you have in your pocket, purse or bag.
  • Coolest things win.

Solo Short task

Coolest thing 2

  • Let the most unlikely thing wear some of your clothes or accessories.
  • The most unlikely thing, wearing your clothes or accessories, wins.

Solo Clothes or accessories Normal task

Common ground

  • Think about something you might have in common with the Taskmaster.
  • Most remarkable things in common with the Taskmaster gets points.

Solo Normal task

Compliment

  • Write a compliment to the Taskmaster.
  • Best compliments are awarded points.

Solo / duo / group Pen and paper Normal task

Confession

  • Write a confession to the Taskmaster, remember to write your name.
  • The Taskmaster goes through the confessions without reading them aloud.
  • Unexpected confessions are awarded points, according to their unexpectedness.

Solo Pen and paper Normal task

Country city

  • The Taskmaster mentions a random country or city.
  • You have to guess how many lives in said country or city.

Solo Google Tiebreaker

Crack the code

  • Create your own code/cipher.
  • Most creative codes the Taskmaster can crack within a minute or two, wins.

Duo / group Pen and paper Long task

Cry me a river

  • Make a tear land on a piece of paper.
  • It must be your own tear.
  • The fastest to cry on a piece of paper wins.

Solo Paper Normal task

Culture shock

  • Plan and record a video that contains the least amount of your culture.
  • Show it to everyone next time.
  • The video can be maximum 1 minute long.
  • Least cultural videos win.

Duo / group Camera Long task

Culture shock 2

  • Take the least cultural picture.
  • Least cultural pictures win.

Solo / duo Camera Normal task

Cup flip

  • A cup is placed on the edge of a table with a little of the opening over the edge.
  • The participants must now try to flip the cup so it lands with the opening upwards.
  • The participant who can do it most times within 1 minute wins.

Solo Cups Tiebreaker

Definitely not a bed

  • When you get home, make your bed seem like something else, and take a picture of it.
  • Least beddy beds, win.

Solo Bed and camera Long task

Descriptive

  • Find 3 things that best describes the Taskmaster.
  • It can be anything from images and emojis to items and quotes.

Solo / duo / group Normal task

Deserted island

  • Write down 3 things you think the Taskmaster would bring along to a deserted island.
  • You get 1 point for each correct answer, but 5 points if you get all answers right.

Solo / duo Pen and paper Normal task

Dirt

  • Do the most surprising thing with a handful of dirt.
  • Most surprising dirt initiatives win.

Solo / duo Dirt Normal task

Dizzy shot

  • Put your finger on the ball, and run around it 10 times, as fast as you can.
  • Afterwards immediately shoot the ball towards the goal, with your non-dominant foot.
  • You get 1 point if  you miss the ball. 2 points if you miss the goal. 3 points if you hit the post. 4 points if you score with a low ball. 5 points if you score a high ball.

Solo Ball and goal Long task

Dizzy water

  • One person at a time, must move water from one bucket to another further away, by using a cup.
  • You do so by filling the cup with water and running around it 10 times, while your finger is in the cup.
  • Once that is done, you walk/run to the bucket further away, and fill it with the dizzy water in your cup.
  • Get back to your team and give them the empty cup, so the process can be repeated.
  • Fastest group to finish get 2 points. Group with the most water get 2 points. And the group with the most dizziness get 1 point.

Group Cups, buckets, water Normal task

Do it yourself

  • Make your own Taskmaster task.
  • Five best task ideas gets points.

Suggestion: use the best idea as the next Taskmaster task – and please feel free to share it as a comment below. Thank you!

Solo / duo / group Long task

Don’t blink

  • Keep your eyes wide open, and don’t blink.
  • Last five to not blink, gets points in the order they are eliminated.
  • The task begins in 10 seconds.

If they keep their eyes wide open for 5 minutes or more, you can award the remaining contestants 5 points each.

Solo Short task

Dot dot dot…

This task is a two part task, keep the 2nd part secret in the beginning.

  • Make 50 random dots on a piece of paper.
  • You have 1 minute to do it. You get minus points if you don’t do it within the time frame.

This is the second part of the task.

  • Now connect the 50 dots and create the best picture.
  • The best picture connected with all dots wins.

Solo Pen and paper Normal task

Dramatic entrance

  • Make the most dramatic entrance, when you enter a door.
  • Most dramatic entrances win.

Solo / duo / group Door Normal task

Embarrassing

  • Tell the Taskmaster the most embarrassing thing you own or have done.
  • The Taskmaster will keep it a secret and give points based on how embarrassing it is.

Solo Normal task

Emoji books

  • Vertically write “1. 2. 3. 4. 5.” on a piece of paper.
  • When everyone is ready, the Taskmaster will show five books based on emojis. 
  • Write down which book you think each line of emojis represent.
  • Each correct answer, gives 1 point.
  • If you reveal an answer, you get minus points.

Solo / duo / group Download, pen and paper Normal task Download

Emoji countries

  • Vertically write “1. 2. 3. 4. 5.” on a piece of paper.
  • When everyone is ready, the Taskmaster will show five countries based on emojis. 
  • Write down which country you think each line of emojis represent.
  • Each correct answer, gives 1 point.
  • If you reveal an answer, you get minus points.

Solo / duo / group Download, pen and paper Normal task Download

Emoji movies

  • Vertically write “1. 2. 3. 4. 5.” on a piece of paper.
  • When everyone is ready, the Taskmaster will show five movies based on emojis. 
  • Write down which movie you think each line of emojis represent.
  • Each correct answer, gives 1 point.
  • If you reveal an answer, you get minus points.

Solo / duo / group Download, pen and paper Normal task Download

Emoji phrases

  • Vertically write “1. 2. 3. 4. 5.” on a piece of paper.
  • When everyone is ready, the Taskmaster will show five phrases based on emojis. 
  • Write down which phrase you think each line of emojis represent.
  • Each correct answer, gives 1 point.
  • If you reveal an answer, you get minus points.

Solo / duo / group Download, pen and paper Normal task Download

Emoji story

  • The Taskmaster picks a genre.
  • You have to write a story within that genre, by only using emojis.
  • Best stories that can be understood, wins.

Genre examples:
Horror, comedy, romance, fantasy, crime, history, biography, adventure…

Solo Smartphone Normal task

Emoji TV shows

  • Vertically write “1. 2. 3. 4. 5.” on a piece of paper.
  • When everyone is ready, the Taskmaster will show five TV shows based on emojis. 
  • Write down which TV show you think each line of emojis represent.
  • Each correct answer, gives 1 point.
  • If you reveal an answer, you get minus points.

Solo / duo / group Download, pen and paper Normal task Download

Extreme reading

  • Read a part of a book, in the most extreme situation.
  • Most extreme readers, win.

Solo Book Normal task

Eye colors

  • Find three different things outside, with the same color as your eyes.
  • Fastest five to complete the task, win.

Solo Normal task

Fact or fake

  • Find a fact online and something that is not true.
  • Present both to the Taskmaster.
  • If the Taskmaster can’t guess the fact, you get points.

Alternative: make a fact or fake quiz for the contestants.

Solo / duo / group Internet Normal task

Fake injury

  • Create a fake wound or injury.
  • Most convincing fake injuries win.

Solo / duo Normal task

Famous elbow knee

  • Draw a famous person on your knee or elbow.
  • Most admirable and easily recognizable portrait of a famous person wins.

Bonus points if the person is from your birth country.

Solo / duo Coloring utensils Normal task

Famous rock

  • Find a stone that looks like a famous person.
  • The stones with the biggest similarities to a famous person, win.

Solo / duo / group Rock Normal task

Fashion statement

  • Put on as many pieces of clothing and accessories as possible.
  • The people with most pieces on win.

This can be done at home alone, or in school where the group helps one person.

Solo / group Clothing and accessories Normal task

Find inside

  • Find things that are:
    – soft
    – shiny
    – round
    – sticky
    – magnetic
  • It is not allowed to steal from others in the process.
  • When time is up or the first person found items that cover the criteria, everybody stops.
  • Each correct item gives 1 point.

Solo / duo Normal task

Find online

  • Find these things online and make a photo collage for the Taskmaster.
    – dumb tattoo
    – funny teacher meme
    – cute animal picture
    – and the perfect gift for the Taskmaster, if he/she was 5 years old.
  • Points are awarded based on Taskmasters own humor.

Solo / duo Device with internet and collage maker Normal task

Find outside

  • Find this outside:
    – a rock
    – two different leaves
    – something wooden
    – something alive
    – and a piece of trash
  • Things that are bigger than a hand, does not count. 
  • When time is up or the first person found items that cover the criteria, everybody stops.
  • Each correct item gives 1 point.

Solo / duo Outdoor clothing Normal task

Flip it

  • 20 flipable items with two unique sides are scattered around.
  • 10 of them with one side up, 10 with the other side up.
  • You are given a side by the Taskmaster.
  • Flip the sides, so as many as possible, show your side.
  • You have 1 minute from when the timer starts.

Suggestions for flipable items: beermats, mousepads, playing cards, tokens…

Solo 20 flipable items Tiebreaker

Food disguise

  • Disguise a food item as another food item.
  • Best food disguises win.

Solo / duo Food Normal task

Food drawing

  • Take a food item and place it on a piece of paper.
  • Now integrate the food item in a drawing.
  • Best integrated food drawings win.

Solo / duo Food, pen and paper Normal task

Food person

  • Make something edible into a person.
  • Most person-like food, wins.

Solo / duo / group Food Normal task

Footprint

  • Make the most confusing footprints in snow, sand or dirt.
  • Most confusing set of footprints win.

Bonus points if real animal tracks are included.

Solo / duo / group Normal task

Four-leaf clover

  • Find a four-leaf clover in nature.
  • The fastest to find four-leaf clovers get points.

Bonus points if the clover has more than four leaves.

Solo / duo Normal task

Free falling

  • Get and apple or egg as high as possible without breaking it.
  • Do not throw the apple or egg upwards, or use water to soften the fall.
  • Longest free falls win.

Solo / duo / group Apple or egg Normal task

Gifts

  • Give a gift to the Taskmaster.
  • Best gifts get points.
  • Bad gifts get minus points.

Solo / duo / group Normal task

Glasses

  • Make glasses for yourself.
  • You have 5 minutes.
  • Most astonishing glasses wins.

Solo Short task

Google celebrity

  • Write the name of a celebrity on Google, and find a funny detail/fact about that person.
  • Best celebrity facts the Taskmaster didn’t know about, win.

Solo / duo Google search Normal task

Google name

  • Guess which of the participants has the most popular name, by searching for it on Google.
  • If you choose the same name, pick another.
  • Most popular name pick wins.

Alternative: Do it with most popular last name.

Solo Google search Tiebreaker

Google question

  • Write the beginning of a question on Google, and choose the funniest/weirdest automatic suggestion.
  • Funniest/weirdest suggestions win.

Examples:
Who is… What will… Where can… How many times… How did… When do… Why should…
Is there… Would you… Can dogs…

Solo / duo Google search Normal task

Google Translate language

  • The Taskmaster writes and plays a sentence in Google Translate, in your mother tongue.
  • Afterwards the Taskmaster will play the same sentence, but in five different language. Your job is to guess which language the sentences are converted to.
  • You get 1 point for each correct answer.

Language inspiration: Arabic, French, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, German…

Solo / duo Google Translate Normal task

Google Translate song

  • The Taskmaster makes Google Translate read the lyrics from a famous song out loud.
  • Your job is to guess the song.
  • You get 2 points for guessing the correct artist or band. 2 points for guessing the correct title. And 1 point for guessing the year it was released.

Solo / duo Google Translate Normal task

Google yourself

  • Write your own name on Google, and show the Taskmaster the best result.
  • Best results win.

Solo Google search Normal task

Gourmet

  • Bring a plate outside and make the most realistic meal with nature items.
  • Most realistic nature meals win.

Solo / duo / group Plate Normal task

GPS art

  • Make the best GPS art by walking, running or cycling.
  • Best GPS art wins.

Apps like MapMyRun or Runtastic can be used to map the route using GPS.

Solo / duo GPS map tracker Long task

Great hip

  • Do the most amazing thing with one hand on your hip.
  • The hand must not leave the hip while doing the amazing thing.
  • Greatest hips win.

Solo Short task

Haha

  • Make the Taskmaster laugh in 10 seconds, without touching the Taskmaster.
  • Whoever makes the Taskmaster laugh, gets points.

Solo / duo Short task

Handshake

  • Prepare the coolest handshake, that lasts under 10 seconds.
  • When everyone is ready, show it to the Taskmaster.
  • Coolest handshakes win.

Duo Normal task

Handy

  • Draw an outline of your hand.

Read the following aloud when all the contestants have drawn the outline off their hand.

  • Turn the drawing of your hand into a picture of your face.
  • Best self-portraits wins.

Solo Pen and paper Normal task

Hat

  • You are divided into groups where at least one person has a hat.
  • The task is to fill the hat with as many items that starts with H, A and T as possible.
  • You have 2 minutes – the time starts now!

Group Hat Short task

Headstrong

  • Without using your arms or hands, get something on top of your head.
  • It has to be there for at least 5 seconds.
  • First to achieve this, gets 5 points, next 4 points and so forth.

Solo Short task

Headstrong 2

  • Make most items balance on a head.
  • No one can touch the items, once they’re placed.
  • The items must be balanced on the head for at least 3 seconds, before it counts.
  • Most items placed on a head, wins.

Duo / group Normal task

Headstrong 3

  • One of you must balance the largest possible object on your head for at least 10 seconds.
  • The duo or group with the largest balancing thing on their head, wins.

Duo / group Short task

Hide and seek

  • A person is asked to hide somewhere (not too far away).
  • The first of the participants to find said person, wins.

Solo A volunteer Tiebreaker

High rollers

  • You have three attempts to roll the highest number with a die. The last roll counts.
  • You can choose to stop after 1-2 throws if you estimate that you won’t roll higher on your last throw.
  • If both have the same number, the process starts over until a winner is found.

Solo Dice Tiebreaker

Hmm…

  • The Taskmaster thinks of a random participant.
  • The participants, on turn, has to guess who he/she thought about.

Solo Tiebreaker

House of cards

  • Build the biggest house of cards within using anything that holds it together.
  • Biggest house of cards when the time is up, wins.

Solo / duo / group Cards Normal task

Human growth

  • Make someone from the group appear bigger than normal on a picture.
  • Biggest growth transformations wins.

Group Camera Normal task

Ice cream

  • Design the best new ice cream and give it a fabulous name.
  • Most fabulous ice cream wins.

Solo Pen and paper Normal task

Ice cube

  • Make an ice cube melt as quickly as possible.
  • It’s not allowed to use fire, hot water, radiators or destroy the ice cube.
  • Fastest five to melt their ice cube gets points according to how fast they melted it.

Bonus points for creative solutions.

Solo / duo / group Ice cubes Normal task

Impressive throw

  • Record the most impressive throw with something, into something.
  • As you throw, say “Kobe” as tribute to the deceased basketball player, Kobe Bryant.
  • Most impressive throws win.

Duo / group Throwable object, camera Long task

Invention

  • Make the best invention.
  • Show how it works.
  • Best invention wins.

Bonus points if they made a brainstorm.

Duo / group Pen and paper Normal task

Jump around

  • Have the most fun jumping.
  • You have 2 minutes to prepare yourself mentally.
  • While jumping, you must explain/show why jumping is fun.
  • Whoever has the most fun jumping wins.

Solo Normal task

Keeping score

  • Correctly guess how many points you have right now.
  • If you guess correctly, you get a point.

Note that you need to be a few tasks in before choosing this one.

Solo Scoreboard Short task

Leafy

  • Find the largest intact leaf in nature.
  • Biggest intact leaves win.

Bonus points for the smallest leaf.

Solo / duo / group Normal task

Leafy 2

  • Find a large leaf in nature and a small non-nature item.
  • Biggest difference between nature and non-nature things, win.

Solo / duo / group Normal task

License plate Wordfeud

  • Take 3 photos of random license plates, as fast as possible.

This is the second part of the task.

  • Make the best word, using only the letters and numbers from your license plate pictures. Some of the numbers can be replaced as letters, for instance 1 being i or 3 being E.
  • Best words made out off license plates, win.

Solo / duo / group Camera Normal task

Limbo twist

  • It’s limbo time!
  • Get as far as possible, but know there’s a twist.

Don’t tell the contestants this until it’s over: 1st place gets one point, 2nd place two points, 3rd three points, 4th four points, and 5th five points.

Solo Limbo stick and music Normal task

Limbo hate

  • Agree on the song you collectively hate the most.

Once they agreed on a song, you start a limbo activity and tell them the five best limbo dancers gets points. Last remaining person gets 5 points, second last 4 points and so forth. Don’t forget to put on their song choice as they do the limbo.

Solo Limbo stick and music Normal task

Liquids

  • One group at a time, identify the liquids.
  • You can’t touch it, knock it over or drink it.
  • You get 5 guesses and 1 point for each correctly identified liquid.

You can either have five separate liquids or five layered liquids in one.
Suggestions for separate liquids: milk, juice, dirty water, sparkling water, tea, sunflower oil, energy drink, soup, melted ice cream, coffee, soda, cocoa milk, beer, wine…
Suggestion for five liquids in one: alcohol, olive oil, water, liquid soap, honey

Group Liquids and cup(s) Normal task

Logo

  • Draw the logo the Taskmaster mentions, without looking it up.
  • This will be done five times.
  • You get 1 point for a close resemblance of each logo.

Logo inspiration: 
– Football: Real MadridJuventusWolvesBayern MunichPSG.
– Clothing: NikeLevi’sAdidasChanelFila.
– Cars: AudiTeslaVolkswagenJeepFerrari.
– Fast food: McDonaldsKFCBurger KingTaco BellDomino’s Pizza.
– Beverages: Coca ColaStarbucksPepsiRed BullFanta.
– Social media: FacebookSnapchatTikTokInstagramYouTube.
– Movies: BatmanStar WarsGhostbustersHarry PotterJurassic Park.
– Games: MinecraftXboxMonopolyEASteam.

Solo / duo Logo image, pen and paper Normal task

Longest word

  • Make the longest word out of the letters from the word “TASKMASTER” 
  • The new word you make, cannot contain “task” or “master”.
  • You get 1 point for each consonant in your new word.

Solo / duo Pen and paper Normal task

Lowest unique number

  • Write the lowest whole number.
  • You get minus 1 point if you write the same number as someone else.
  • It is not allowed to write a number in minus.
  • The people with the lowest unique numbers get points.

Solo Pen and paper Short task

Lullaby

  • Write and read/sing a lullaby for the Taskmaster that you have made yourself.
  • Most silly and/or childish lullabies wins.

Duo / group Pen and paper Long task

Lunch box

  • Make the best lunch box for next time.
  • Most delicious lunch boxes win.

Solo Food Long task

Matchsticks

  • Pick the longest matchstick from the Taskmasters hand.
  • You have one try.

This can also be done with other things, as long as they have different lengths and can be held in a hand.

Solo Matchsticks Tiebreaker

Melody

  • Find a few random items, and place them in front of you.

Wait till everyone have found their items.

  • Now, play the most recognizable melody, only with the use of your items.
  • Most recognizable melodies win.

Solo Normal task

Memory emojis

  • You have 30 seconds to see 25 emojis.
  • You’re not allowed to write anything down or take a picture, while looking at the emojis.
  • When the time is up, you have to write down as many emojis as you can remember.
  • Each five emojis you remember correctly is awarded with 1 point.
  • Each emoji you get wrong takes away 1 point.

Solo / duo Download, pen and paper Normal task Download

Memory numbers

  • You have 30 seconds to see 25 numbers.
  • You’re not allowed to write anything down or take a picture, while looking at the numbers.
  • When the time is up, you have to write down as many numbers as you can remember.
  • Each number you remember correctly is awarded with 1 point.
  • Each number you get wrong takes away 1 point.

Solo / duo Download, pen and paper Normal task Download

Memory words

  • You have 30 seconds to see 25 words.
  • You’re not allowed to write anything down or take a picture, while looking at the words.
  • When the time is up, you have to write down as many words as you can remember.
  • Each word you remember correctly is awarded with 1 point.
  • Each word you get wrong takes away 1 point.

Solo / duo Download, pen and paper Normal task Download

Messy

  • You have 1 minute to make a mess on your table, without destroying anything.

After 1 minute, tell the contestants the second part.

  • Clean up your mess.
  • Fastest four to clean up their mess, gets points.
  • Everyone gets a point, when they’re done cleaning up their mess.

Solo Short task

Mime elephant

  • Mime the best dancing elephant.
  • Most creative dancing elephant moves, win.

Solo Short task

Mime yesterday

  • When the Taskmaster calls out your name, you are to mime something you did yesterday.
  • Most interesting guessed mimes win.

Solo Normal task

Minefield

  • One from each group can take a step onto the minefield.
  • When the Taskmaster gives a thumbs up, you’re safe. If the Taskmaster points at you and say “bang!”, you hit a mine and must go to the back of your group.
  • The goal is to get through the Minefield as fast as possible, by being lucky and remembering where the invisible mines are.
  • Note that you can only take one step at a time, at Taskmasters pace, and you’re not allowed to take steps diagonally.
  • Points are awarded for the first team to get through each minefield.

Depending on the time available, you can either play with one big minefield that gives 5 points for the winner, 3 for second place and so forth. Or several minefields that gives 1 point for the winning team.

You can either set up the minefields, so the contestants have to step onto something, such as cones, or into something, like a grid made out of tape.

Group Download, print and minefield Normal task Download

Mini Jeopardy

  • You’re split into 3 groups, standing behind a table each.
  • The Taskmaster tells you the category of the question to be asked. Each group must now decide who from the group should answer the question.
  • Once decided, the group member steps forward to their table. When all groups are ready, the Taskmaster asks a question.
  • Each group member now have to write down the answer to the question, by writing “what is” followed by the answer.
  • If they forget to write “what is”, don’t get the answer right or get help from the group, their answer becomes invalid.
  • Everyone in the group, receives 1 point for each correct answer. With a maximum of 5 points.

Group Download, pen and paper Normal task Download

Mirror mirror

  • Find a picture of yourself in a mirror.
  • Fastest mirror selfies win.

Solo Smartphone or internet Short task

Missing something

  • When the Taskmaster leaves the room for 2 minutes, you must remove a piece of clothing or accessory from yourself and hide it. Underwear do not count.
  • When the Taskmaster comes back, he/she must guess which piece of clothing/accessory you have removed from your body, without touching you.
  • Everyone who is not guessed gets points.

Solo Accessories or clothing Normal task

Moustache

  • Create the most fabulous mustache for yourself and place it above the upper lip.
  • Best mustache wins.

Solo Paper, coloring utensils and scissors Normal task

Moustache 2

  • Put something on your face that looks like a mustache from a distance, but don’t look anything like a moustache up close.
  • The most original staches at a distance win.

Solo Normal task

Monologue

  • Write a monologue from the perspective of an inanimate object in the room.
  • Funniest or most trustworthy monologues win.

Solo / duo Pen and paper Normal task

Music video

  • Make the best music video to the song the Taskmaster chose.
  • The most expressive music video wins.

Group Camera and music Long task

Music quiz

  • The Taskmaster plays a song.
  • The participants must now guess which year the song was released.
  • If everyone guess correctly, a new song is chosen. Otherwise the win goes to the participant who comes closest to the correct answer.

Solo Music Tiebreaker

Musical task chairs

  • Prepare for a game of musical chairs
  • Every time the music stops, the contestants have to do a task, before they can sit down.
  • The last 5 people get points in the order they get eliminated.

Solo Download, music and chairs Normal task Download

Name line

  • Make the longest line of things that start with the first letter of your name.
  • Longest lines win. 

As a twist, you can put everyone with the same first letter in the same group.

Solo / duo / group Selected area Normal task

Name things

  • Find things that start with the starting letter of your name.
  • Most things found that start with the same first letter wins.

Solo / duo Normal task

Napkin

  • Fold the best napkin and give it a suiting name.
  • Prettiest napkins with the best names win.

Bonus points for innovation.

Solo / duo Napkin Short task

Nature face

  • Use the nature to find a face and take a picture of it.
  • Most realistic face in nature win.

Bonus points for faces created by nature, without the involvement of the participants.

Solo / duo / group Camera Normal task

Nature name

  • Write a name in nature, how you get points is a secret.

Give points based on size, creativity and if they write your name.

Duo / group Normal task

New flag

  • Design a new flag for your city or town using only your imagination.
  • Best new flag designs win.

Solo Pen and paper Normal task

New word

  • Invent a new word.
  • Describe what it means and use it in a sentence.
  • Best new words, not in a dictionary, wins.

Solo / duo Pen and paper Normal task

No internet

  • You can’t use the internet.
  • The ones who haven’t used the internet for longest, until next time, wins.

This task is best over a weekend or holiday.

Solo Long task

Noise

  • Make the longest continuous sound in one breath – remember to time yourself.
  • Longest continuous sound wins.

Bonus points for best sound.

Solo Timer or stopwatch Short task

Noise 2

  • The Taskmaster will stand with the back to everyone.
  • Line up at random in a horizontal line behind the Taskmaster.
  • One at a time, make a unique noise.
  • You get disqualified if the Taskmaster guesses who you are, if your noise is too high or low, and if you make a noise that has been made by someone else before you.
  • If you get disqualified, step out of the line. Whoever remains get points.

Solo Short task

Nose job

  • When the Taskmaster leaves the room, you must draw your own nose and place it on a table other than your own.
  • After 5 minutes, the Taskmaster will come back and try to guess whose nose is who.
  • If the Taskmaster guess a nose correctly, the nose owner will get 5 points.

Solo Pen and paper Normal task

Nostalgic

  • Find something on the internet that evokes fond memories for the Taskmaster.
  • Most nostalgia inducing images, win.

Solo / duo / group Internet Short task

Odds and evens

Solo Tiebreaker

One line drawing

  • Draw what the Taskmaster asks for.
  • You cannot lift the thing you’re drawing with, once you start. If you do, you get disqualified.
  • Best and most recognizable drawing wins.

Ideas for one line drawings:
– Animal
– House
– Face
– Art
– Object

Solo Pen and paper Normal task

One to ten

  • The Taskmaster thinks of a number from 1 to 10.
  • You get one guess. Whoever comes closest to the correct number wins.

Solo Tiebreaker

Opposite Taskmaster

  • Find or draw a picture of the Taskmaster, as the opposite sex.
  • Best opposite sex Taskmaster pictures/drawings win.

Solo / duo Internet or pen and paper Normal task

Order

  • You’re divided into two to three groups.
  • Stand on a row on a bench, curb, long line on the ground or wherever the Taskmaster demands you to.
  • If you fall down from the thing you’re standing on, you must go back to your previous position in the row.
  • You are not allowed to use verbal communication to solve the task. If anyone from the group use verbal communication, the entire group gets eliminated from the round.
  • Your job as a group, is to solve the task given by the Taskmaster. First group to solve each task, earns a point.

Task ideas:
– Order your group by height.
– Order your group by gender.
– Order your group by name alphabetically
.
– Order your group by age (or birthdate).
– Order your group by eye color (or skin color).
Order your group by name length (or hair length).
– Order your group by hand size (or shoe size).

Group Something to stand on Normal task

Paper crawl

  • Crawl through a piece of A4 or letter sized paper.
  • The paper has to be contiguous.
  • Points to the first who completes the task.

Here is the solution. Note that some kids manage to get through, simply with a big hole in the paper. After a few minutes, you can drop a few hints to the solution, until someone cracks the code.

Solo Paper and scissors Normal task

Paper hide and seek

  • Write your name on a piece of paper.
  • The Taskmaster now leaves the room and returns after a few minutes.
  • While the Taskmaster is gone, place your paper on a flat and horizontal surface with nothing standing on top of your paper. Note that you must be able to retrieve your paper afterwards.
  • When the Taskmaster re-enters, he/she will be looking for hidden papers for a few minutes.
  • Those who hid their papers well enough to stay hidden, get points.

Bonus point to the first paper found.

Solo Pen and paper Short task

Paper plane

  • Make a paper plane, and make sure to add your name.
  • Once everyone is ready, line up and throw the paper plane as far as possible.
  • Points for five longest throws.

Bonus points for innovative paper planes.

Solo Paper Short task

Paper plane 2

  • Make a paper plane without using paper.
  • Most impressive non-paper paper planes, win.

Bonus points if it can glide in the air.

Solo / duo Normal task

Paper tear

  • Tear the best picture out of a piece of paper.
  • Best picture torn from a piece of paper wins.

Solo Paper Short task

Paper tear 2

  • Tear the longest paper strip out of a piece of paper.
  • You have 2 minutes, the time starts now.

Solo Paper Short task

Paper tower

  • Build the tallest power out of paper.
  • The tower must be able to stand on it’s own.
  • Highest paper towers win.

Bonus points for the prettiest tower.

Duo / group Paper Short task

Phone call

  • Call someone, that is not a part of the game, and put it on mute.
  • If you inform them why you’re calling, you get disqualified.
  • Longest phone calls win.

Solo Smartphone Normal task

Pillow cover

  • Sit on a pillow and start a timer.
  • Take off the pillow cover and put it on again.
  • Stop the timer, once you sit on the newly replaced pillow cover again.
  • Fastest times win.

Solo Pillow and pillow cover Normal task

Pillow fort

  • When you’re home, build the coziest pillow fort, and take a picture of it.
  • Coziest pillow forts win.

Solo Pillows, camera Normal task

Played in reverse

  • Record something, that looks impressive played in reverse.
  • Show it to the Taskmaster.
  • Most impressive reversed videos win.

Duo / group Camera and editing software Long task

Powerful little finger

  • Demonstrate the most powerful thing with your little finger.
  • Most powerful demonstrations win.

Solo Short task

Pro photographer

  • Take an extraordinary picture of the most ordinary thing.

Solo / duo Camera Normal task

Pro photographer 2

  • Take the best picture of something that starts with the letter the Taskmaster mentions.
  • Best or funniest pictures win.

Alternative: take the best picture of something that start with the same letter as the Taskmaster.

Solo / duo Camera Normal task

Quiz of luck

  • The Taskmaster picks contestants at random, and asks them a random question.
  • If the contestant answers correctly, he/she is awarded with 5 points.
  • If the contestant comes close, 3 points.
  • If the contestant is wrong but witty, 1 point.

Solo Download Normal task Download

Rainbow

  • Make a rainbow out of things.
  • You can’t use something that is already a rainbow or things you can paint with.
  • Best rainbow-thing wins.

Solo / duo / group Normal task

Rap your favorite subject

  • Make a short rap about your favorite school subject.
  • Best school subject raps win.

Solo Pen and paper Normal task

Recreate picture

  • The Taskmaster shows a picture he/she has taken.
  • Your job is to recreate the picture in any way you want.
  • Closest resemblances to the picture shown, gets points.

Solo / duo / group Normal task

Reverse debate

  • Each group will be assigned a topic. Your job is to come up with five strong arguments, from the opposite side of what people normally agree with. So if your topic is climate change, you should argue why it is a good thing, rather than a bad thing.
  • Afterwards, your group has to present the five arguments for your topic.
  • You get 1 point for each convincing argument you make.

Ten ideas to debate:
– Climate change (why is it good?)
– Christmas (why is it bad?)
– School funding (why is it bad?)
– Nature (why is it bad?)
– War (why is it good?)
– Smoking (why is it good?)
– Pets (why are they bad?)

– Healthy food (why is it bad?)
– Gambling (why is it good?)
– Volunteering (why is it bad?)

Group Pen and paper Normal task

Riddles

  • Solve these five riddles. You get 1 point for every riddle you get right.
  • Riddle 1: A bull stands with its legs in France and Spain, who has the right to milk it?
    – Answer: You can’t milk a bull
  • Riddle 2: What five letter English word can be pronounced the same even with four of its letters removed?
    – Answer: Queue
  • Riddle 3: John’s mother has five children. Their names are March, April, May, June, and ____?
    – Answer: John
  • Riddle 4: The last man in the universe sits alone in a room. The telephone rings, who is it?
    – Answer: A woman
  • Riddle 5: Say my name, and I am no more.
    – Answer: Silence / a secret

Solo / duo Pen and paper Normal task

Ringtone choreography

  • Choreograph a dance to a ringtone.
  • Show the choreography for the Taskmaster.
  • Best choreographies win.

Places to find ringtones:
Zedge
iTuneMachine
Mobiles24

Duo / group Ringtone Long task

Rock, paper, scissors

  • Do a best out of three, with rock, paper, scissors.
  • First to win 2 rounds, win.

Solo Tiebreaker

Rock, paper, scissor rows

  • Line up in three rows, with the front of the row facing the other rows in a triangular shape.
  • Now the front of the row, has to play rock paper scissors against the other rows in a best out of one.
  • If you lose, you go out of the row, but stay in your teams corner. If you win, you stay in the front.
  • The first row to be eliminated gets 1 point. Second row gets 3 points. And the winner row gets 5 points.

Group Short task

Running story

  • Write a short story between 50 and 100 words while jogging or running.
  • When you start picking up the pace, you cannot go back to walking speed or slower.
  • Once you stop running, you can’t add or change things in your story.
  • Best running stories win.

Prettiest or most readable writing while running gets bonus points.

Solo Pen and notebook Normal task

Say the word

  • Decide on a long word, write it down and hide it.
  • Each team will then ask the Taskmaster one question at a time, with a maximum of 3 questions in total.
  • The goal is to make the Taskmaster say your word. But you’re not allowed to say the word yourself or any part of the word.
  • If the Taskmaster say your word, you are awarded points. Points are given based on word length and amount of questions asked, less questions gives more points.

Duo / group Pen and paper Normal task

Scary object

  • Make a non-scary object, as scary as possible without ruining it.
  • Most scary objects win.

Bonus points if the object was cute, before it was made scary.

Solo / duo / group Normal task

Secret task

  • Score as many points as you can in this secret task.
  • Violent or loud behavior gives minus points – the time starts now!

Don’t tell the contestants what the secret task is or how they get points, until afterwards.
Make a list of a few things, that can give points. Here’s some inspiration:
– Reading a book
– Writing
– Sitting on the floor
– Dancing
– Saying Taskmasters name
– Giving a hug
– Taking off shoes
– Jumping
– Doing homework
– Cleaning the room

Solo Secret tasks Normal task

Self-portrait blindly

  • With your eyes closed, draw a picture of yourself.
  • If the Taskmaster catch you peeking, you lose 1 point.
  • Best blind self-portraits win.

Solo Pen and paper Normal task

Self-portrait upside down

  • Draw a self-portrait that is upside down.
  • Most creative solution and/or best-looking upside-down self-portrait gets points.

Solo Pen and paper Normal task

Selfie

  • Take the least appealing selfie.

Bonus points if you make a grimace.

Solo / duo / group Camera Normal task

Shadow dance

  • Record your shadow(s) while dancing to a song.
  • Best shadow dances, wins.

Solo / duo / group Camera Normal task

Shadow master

  • Take the best shadow image.
  • Best shadow image wins.

Alternatively, you can tell the contestants it has to be a certain theme, e.g: friendship or creatures.

Duo / group Camera Normal task

Sharing is caring

  • Vote for a contestant you want to give 5 points.
  • If you vote for yourself, and you don’t get most votes, you lose 2 points.
  • The contestant with most votes, receives 5 points.

Solo Pen and list of contestants Short task

Sharpshooter

  • Score a goal from the longest distance. You may only shoot once.
  • Once you made your shot, you must celebrate, whether you score or not.
  • Goals from longest distances win.

Bonus points for best celebrations.

Solo Ball and goal Normal task

Shooting range

  • The Taskmaster will tilt a hollow object towards you.
  • From where you’re sitting, hit the object with a rubber band.
  • You get 5 points if your rubber band stays inside the object. 3 points if it hits the object or bounce back from it. And 1 point for hitting the Taskmaster.

Solo Rubber bands and hollow object Short task

Shooting range 2

  • The Taskmaster sets up a course with empty cans, cartons, plastic cups or like, for each participant.
  • The participants now have to shoot the things down with rubber bands from a certain distance.
  • Fastest to shoot his/her stuff down wins.

Solo Rubber bands and lightweight items Tiebreaker

Shopping list

  • Your group has to write a ridiculous shopping list, with at least 10 items.
  • You have 10 minutes to make the shopping list.
  • Most ridiculous shopping list wins.

Group Pen and paper Normal task

Short story

  • Write the best story without using the letter e.
  • Present the story to the Taskmaster and the other participants.
  • Best stories win.

This can also be done with other vowels missing, instead of e.

Solo / duo / group Pen and paper Long task

Signature

  • Write your signature as classy as possible.
  • You’re not allowed to use your hands or have another person do it for you.

Solo Pen and paper Short task

Silly walking zone

  • The Taskmaster defines a silly walking zone.
  • One at a time, you walk normally in a straight line, but once you hit the silly walking zone, you have to walk as silly as possible. Once you get out of the zone, you continue walking normally with a straight face for a few seconds.
  • Silliest and most convincing walks win.

You can use cones, sticks, chalk or like to define an area.

Solo Something to define an area Normal task

Sleep

  • Take the least amount of steps from where you are, to a place you would sleep.
  • Remember to count your steps.
  • Least amount of steps to go to sleep, wins.

It’s a good idea to go somewhere else, so less people would choose tables.

Solo Normal task

Slide

  • Taskmaster chooses a place to slide.
  • Longest slide wins.

Solo can be a regular slip and slide outside. Group can be running and jumping onto a mattress in a gym hall.

Solo / group Slidable equipment Normal task

Slow motion

  • Record something edible in slow motion.
  • Most mouth-watering clips win.

Duo / group Camera with slow motion Normal task

Smartphone condition

  • The winner of the things below gets 2 points, runner up gets 1 point (max 5 points in total).
  • 1. Most ruined screen
  • 2. Most unread messages/emails
  • 3. Lowest battery percentage
  • 4. Most games on the device
  • 5. Most organized apps
  • 6. Earliest alarm in the morning

Solo Smartphone Normal task

SMS

  • Send one message to one family member.
  • Fastest five to get an answer gets points.

Alternative: write a message to a random phone number.

Solo Smartphone Short task

Sneaky business

  • You have to sneak up on the Taskmaster.
  • The Taskmaster will blow a whistle for you to begin. After 30 seconds he/she will blow the whistle again and turn around.
  • You must remain invisible at all times. If you are seen by the Taskmaster you are disqualified.
  • The person who gets closest without being seen is the winner.

It’s recommended to go outside or utilize a big open space.

Solo Whistle Short task

Snow- or sandman

  • Build a snow- or sandman that poses in the most unusual way.
  • The snowman or sandman who stands out the most gets points.

Bonus points for the biggest snow- or sandman.

Duo / group Snow or sand Long task

Snow- or sand scene

  • Make the best beach scene in the snow.
  • Or the best snow scene on a beach.

Bonus points for making both scenes.

Duo / group Snow or sand Long task

Sound

  • Make the best sound.
  • Before you make the sound, say “This is my best sound”.
  • After you’ve made your sound, you have to keep a straight face and be completely silent for at least 5 seconds.
  • You have one try.

Solo Short task

Speech

  • The participants must each write a speech, about why THEY should win.
  • Afterwards, they must read the speech aloud to the other participants.
  • The speech that the remaining participants and Taskmaster likes the most wins.

Solo Pen and paper Tiebreaker

Sphere

  • Make a sphere out of one or more things that are not already round.
  • Now make the object roll as far as possible.
  • You cannot use your hands or feet to make the object roll.
  • Longest rolls win.

Bonus points for roundest objects, made out of non-round things.

Solo / duo / group Normal task

Spin to win

  • Find a spinnable object.
  • On the Taskmasters signal, make it spin on it’s own for as long as possible, you have one try.
  • Longest spinning objects win.

Solo Short task

Spin to win 2

  • All contestants names will be written in a digital wheel of fortune.
  • The wheel will then be spun five times.
  • First contestant picked by the wheel gets 1 point, second 2 points and so forth, up to 5 points.

If there is an even amount of contestants, they can pick a partner in the beginning, so both their names are next to each other.

Solo / duo Digital wheel of fortune Short task

Splash

  • Make the biggest splash in water.
  • That’s it!

Solo / duo / group Water Normal task

Split or steal

  • You and you duo partner each have a split and steal card.
  • You now have one minute to discuss whether you want to split or steal the points. When the time is up, you both reveal your decision simultaneously.
  • If you both choose to steal, both get 0 points.
  • If both of you share, you both get 2 points.
  • If one of you decide to share, but the other one steals, then the stealer gets 4 points, and the other gets 0.

Duo Print download Short task Download

Spoon to spoon

  • Throw something from one spoon to another.
  • The item has to travel at least one meter to count. You can practice until it’s your turn, but once it’s your turn, you only have one try, to show the Taskmaster your throw.
  • Largest objects caught with a spoon wins.

Duo Spoons and objects Normal task

Squatmaster

  • Firstly, guess the amount of squats the contestants will do in average.
  • Now everyone does the number of squats they want in a set, and write it down afterwards.
  • The number of squats is then given to the Taskmaster, who adds them together and divides it by the number of contestants to find the average.
  • Those who gets closest to the average number of squats win.

Solo Pen and paper Normal task

Stop motion

  • Make the best stop motion video.
  • Best stop motion video wins.

Duo / group Camera, stop motion software Long task

Strechy

  • Stretch something as far as possible.
  • Longest stretch wins.

Solo / duo Normal task

Strike a pose

  • Write down a cool hobby, fun animal and famous person, and put it in your pocket.

Once everyone have completed the first part, continue telling them about part two.

  • Strike a pose to represent first, your cool hobby, then your fun animal, then your famous person.
  • You must hold your pose until the end of the round.
  • The Taskmaster will attempt to guess what each pose represents.
  • You may not make a noise or movement when posed, if you do, you lose 1 point.
  • You get 2 points for each correctly guessed pose.

Solo Pen and paper Normal task

Sweaty

  • You have five minutes to become as sweaty as possible.
  • Sweatiest contestants win.

Solo Short task

Synchronized

  • Do something syncronized.
  • Most remarkable synchronized things, win.

Duo Normal task

Talk backwards

  • The Taskmaster mentions a random word.
  • The fastest to say the word correctly backwards wins.

Examples:
Alucard – Dracula
Desserts – Stressed
God – Dog
Spots – Stops
Drawer – Reward
Live – Evil
Mood – Doom
Gateman – Nametag
Bonk – Knob
Denim – Mined

Solo Tiebreaker

Tallest and smallest

Send the tallest and shortest person out of the room, without telling them why.

  • Write down a word/sentence you think each of them will say, when they are invited back.
  • Don’t say a word, until they both have said something. If you do, you lose 1 point.
  • You get 2 points for each you get right, and 1 point for each you come close (max 4 points).
  • The tallest and smallest get 1 point, each time they are guessed correctly (max 5 points).

Alternatively, send out the ones with the longest and shortest hair.

Solo Pen and paper Short task

Taskmaster guess

  • You must guess the following:
    – What is the Taskmasters favorite holiday?
    – What did the Taskmaster have for breakfast?
    – What color is the socks, the Taskmaster is wearing? 
  • You get 1 point for each correct answer, but 5 points if you answer everything correctly.

Solo Pen and paper Short task

Taskmaster portrait

  • Make the most beautiful portrait of your Taskmaster.
  • Most beautiful portraits of the Taskmaster win.

Solo Pen and paper Normal task

Taskmimer

  • The Taskmaster mimes five things.
  • Your task is to write down what those five things were.
  • Each correct answer, gives a point.

Solo / duo / group Come up with 5 mimes Normal task

Tattoo

  • Draw a tattoo on yourself or your partner.
  • Most artistic tattoo wins.

Solo / duo Drawing utensils Normal task

Tattoo 2

  • Find a quote the Taskmaster is least likely to get tattooed on his/her body.
  • Worst tattoo quotes win.

Solo / duo Internet Normal task

Tea bag

  • Throw a tea bag in a cup from the longest distance.
  • Longest tea bag cup throw within the time/tries given, wins.

You can also wet the tea bags to throw them longer… Probably a good idea to do that outside though.

Solo Tea bag and cup Normal task

The box

  • Taskmaster brought a box with him/her, which contains something specific.
  • When it’s your turn, you’re allowed to come up and shake the box, without opening it or saying what you think it is.
  • Afterwards you go back and write down what you think is in the box.
  • There’s 1 point for wrong guesses made out of the same material. 3 points for close guesses, and 5 points for correct guesses.

Solo Box and random item Normal task

The Harlem Shake

  • Plan out a Harlem Shake, where one person in the group is dancing lightly to Baauer – Harlem Shake for 15 seconds until the beat drops, whereupon the rest joins in with their best moves for another 15 seconds, until the roar comes at 30 seconds.
  • Show it to the Taskmaster afterwards.
  • The best Harlem Shakes are awarded points.

Examples:
Norwegian Army Harlem Shake
Riot Games Harlem Shake
Miami Heat Harlem Shake

Group Music Long task

Three trees

  • Touch three trees.
  • Each tree must be a different type.
  • The fastest to touch three trees win.

Solo Short task

Thumb war

  • Do a best out of three, thumb war.
  • First to win 2 rounds, win.

Solo Tiebreaker

Tic-Tac-Toe

  • Play a round of Tic-Tac-Toe.
  • Whoever wins, win.

This can also be done as a running activity outside.

Solo Tic-Tac-Toe Tiebreaker

Tick tock

  • Everybody stand up and close your eyes.
  • When the Taskmaster says “start” a timer begins.
  • The task is to sit down right before 100 seconds has passed. If you go over 100 seconds you are disqualified.
  • Five closest sits, gets awarded accordingly.

Make sure the contestants can’t see or hear a clock.

Solo Timer Short task

Tick tock 2

  • Rest your hands on a table and look down with your eyes closed.
  • The task is now to raise your hand in the air after 20 seconds have passed.
  • Those who come closest to 20 seconds get 2 points.
  • This is repeated a few more rounds, with a number of seconds specified by the Taskmaster

Solo Timer Normal task

Toast pop

  • The Taskmaster puts bread in a toaster.
  • Your job is to jump as close to the toast pop as possible, but you can only jump once.
  • If you jump at the same time or after the pop, you get 0 points.
  • Closest people to jump before the toast pops, win.

Solo Toaster and bread Short task

Toast throw

  • Throw a piece of toast in a toaster.
  • You must stand at least your body length away, when you throw the toast.
  • Fastest to throw their toast in a toaster, win.

Solo Toaster and bread Short task

Toilet paper cuteness

  • Make the cutest thing out of toilet paper.
  • Cutest things win.

Solo Toilet paper Normal task

Toilet paper pieces

  • Participants are given a roll of toilet paper and 30 seconds to examine it without unrolling it.
  • Afterwards, they must write down how many pieces the toilet paper consists of.
  • The participant who comes closest to the correct answer wins.

Solo Toilet paper roll, pen and paper Tiebreaker

Toilet paper toss

  • Record an entertaining toilet paper toss video.
  • Most creative and entertaining toilet paper toss videos, win.

Examples:
The Great Pandemic Toilet Paper Toss
Flint High Toilet Roll Challenge

Group Toilet roll and camera Long task

Toilet paper wrap

  • The Taskmaster has wrapped something in toilet paper.
  • You each get 5 seconds to touch it and guess what it is. Points for correct answers.
  • If you touch it for longer than five seconds, you get disqualified.

Solo Toilet paper, tape and random item Short task

Toothpaste

  • Make the best mini-sculpture out of toothpaste.
  • You are only allowed to use tooth toothpicks to shape it.
  • Best mini-toothpaste-sculptures, win.

Solo / duo Toothpaste and toothpicks Normal task

Toy journey

  • Find a toy or draw a toy.
  • Take the toy/drawing out on an extraordinary adventure, while taking tourist-like pictures with it in various situations.
  • Best tourist-like photo serie with the toy wins.

Bonus points if the toy is a rubber duck.

Solo / duo Toy and camera Long task

Transport

  • Show us the best way to transport yourself.
  • It can’t be running or walking.
  • Best ways to transport yourself win.

Solo / duo / group Normal task

Treasure hunt

  • The Taskmaster has hidden a bunch of treasures in the room, worth anywhere from 1 to 5 points.
  • Once you have found a treasure, keep it and stop looking for more.
  • If you have more than one treasure, you get disqualified.

It’s important that you download, print and hide the treasures in advance. It can also be a good idea to use adhesive to stick some of the treasures on the ceiling, lamps and like.
Hide the 1 pointers in easy to find places, 2-3 in slightly difficult places and 4-5 in very hard to find places.

Solo Treasures Short task Download

Trick photo

  • Take a trick photo, where one or more of you look a lot bigger or smaller than you are.
  • Best trick photo wins.

Duo / group Camera Normal task

Trick shot

  • Make the most detailed/elaborate trick shot, while recording it.
  • Best trick shots win.

Duo / group Camera Long task

Two lies, one truth

  • The Taskmaster is going to tell two lies and one truth about him/herself.
  • Guess which one is the truth to earn points.

Solo / duo Two lies and one truth Short task

Ugly stick

  • Find the ugliest stick in nature.
  • Ugliest sticks win.

Solo / duo Normal task

Under the cup

  • Put something surprising under a cup.
  • When it’s your turn, reveal to the Taskmaster what’s under your cup.
  • Most surprising reveals win.

Solo Cup Normal task

Under the blanket

  • When you’re home, put something surprising under your blanket.
  • Record a video of you revealing what’s under the blanket.
  • Most surprising reveals win.

Solo Blanket Normal task

Unique items

  • Take pictures of three unique things.
  • The things on the picture has to be bigger than your head, but smaller than a car.
  • You start with 5 points, but if someone else has taken a picture of the same thing or it does not apply with the rules, you lose two points, for every picture that is not unique. If none of your pictures are unique, you get 0 points, instead of -1.

Solo / duo Camera Normal task

Unusual abilities

  • The Taskmaster will mention five unusual abilities, one at a time.
  • If you can do it and show it to the Taskmaster, you will be awarded 1 point for each unusual ability.
  • 1. Lick your elbow
  • 2. Wiggle your ears and nostrils simultaneously
  • 3. Make your eyes look in opposite directions
  • 4. Put your leg behind your neck
  • 5. Touch your nose with your tongue

Solo Normal task

Unusual hat

  • Come to school with the most unusual hat
  • Most unusual hats win.

Bonus points if you wear the hat for an entire lesson.

Solo Hat Long task

Unusual tin foil hat

  • Make the most unusual hat out of tin foil.
  • Most unusual tin foil hats win.

Bonus points if they look like a teletubby.

Duo / group Tin foil Normal task

Upside down

  • Take a picture that looks as normal as possible upside down.
  • Most normal upside down pictures win.

Solo / duo / group Camera Normal task

Vowels

  • The Taskmaster mentions a word.
  • You have to figure out, as fast as possible, how many vowels the word consist of.

Examples:
– Mississippi (4 vowels)
– Queueing (5 vowels)

– Taskmaster (3 vowels)
– Identification (7 vowels)
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliafobi (fear of long words – 15 vowels)

Solo Tiebreaker

Weird animals

  • Until next time, take a picture of the weirdest animal.
  • Weirdest animal pictures win.

Solo Camera Long task

Weird words

  • The Taskmaster will mention 5 weird words, your task is to guess what it means by putting up your hand.
  • You have one guess for each word. If you guess the word, you get 5 points, and can no longer participate.

Weird words inspiration:
– What does it mean to bibble? (to drink often / to eat or drink noisily)
– What is a bumbershoot? (an umbrella)
– What is a whippersnapper? (a young or inexperienced, but overly confident person)
– What does it mean to lollygag? (mess around and not do something useful)
– What does it mean to be bamboozled? (being tricked)
– What does it mean if someone is lotto? (lucky)
– What is an octothorpe? (the real name for #hashtag)
– What does it mean to be adorbs? (adorable)
– What does it mean to have blubber? (a thick layer of fat)
– What does it mean to talk gibberish? (speaking with words that makes no sense)

Solo Weird words Normal task

Wet plate

  • Take the most aesthetically pleasing picture of a wet plate.
  • The prettiest wet plates win.

Bonus points if the plate is wet from rain.

Solo / duo / group Plate and camera Normal task

What does it weigh?

  • Guess what the Taskmaster mentions weighs.
  • Those who come closest to the correct answer gets points accordingly.

Solo / duo Download, pen and paper Normal task Download

Where are we?

  • The Taskmaster shows pictures from 5 different countries. 
  • Your job is to guess which country each picture is from.
  • You get 1 point for each correct guess.

Solo / duo Download, pen and paper Normal task Download

Whispering gamble

  • On your turn, you must whisper a word to the Taskmasters ear, that starts with the first letter of the Taskmasters real name.
  • If two of you say the same word, you both get 5 points.
  • If you’re the only one who said the word, you get 1 point.
  • If more than two of you say the same word, you lose 1 point.

Solo Sheet with the whispers Normal task

William Shakespeare

  • Write the best poem about the Taskmaster.
  • The poem must be at least four lines long.

Bonus points if it rhymes.

Solo / duo / group Pen and paper Normal task

Window

  • Take the most impressive picture behind a window.
  • Most impressive window pictures win.

Solo / duo Window and camera Normal task

Witch hunt

If you play this for the first time, make 0 witches. It’s also recommended to put on witch music, to set the scene and make sure no one will eavesdrop.

  • The Taskmaster will go around and whisper whether you’re a witch or a person.
  • Your goal is to form the biggest possible group, without a witch in it – the biggest group gets 5 points, 2nd biggest 4 and so on.
  • Once the time is up, the Taskmaster will ask the witches to raise their hand. If a witch is in your group, you get 0 points, while the witch gets 5.
  • Let the witch hunt begin!

Group Short task

Wrapping

  • Find and wrap the hardest thing to wrap.
  • The hardest things to wrap, wrapped in, wins.

Bonus points for nicest wraps.

Group Wrap Normal task

Write it down

  • Write down as many different things as possible within 2 minutes.
  • Taskmaster chooses a topic afterwards.
  • The contestants who has written down the most things that fit to the chosen topic, wins.

Topic inspiration: countries, food items, verbs, animals, movies, celebrities, numbers…

Solo / duo / group Pen and paper Normal task

Zoom zoom

  • Take a picture close to an item, where you can see at least two colors or nuances.
  • Take another picture of the entire item afterwards.
  • Hardest to guess items get points.

Solo / duo / group Camera Normal task

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