Also known as dogpiling.While similar games exist in countless variations, Floor Jumping has proven to be one of the most popular jumping games of all time. All you need to play are several players acting as jumpers, one player acting as the victim, one couch per jumper, and one floor for the victim.Although games are sometimes scheduled in advance, a game of Floor Jumping can begin at any time. The game starts when all the couches have been filled by players. Having nowhere else to lie down, the final player will have no choice but to lay on the floor, and thus "volunteer" for the role of victim. This is the signal for every player on a couch to suddenly leap into the air, with the intent of landing on the victim. Style points are awarded for being the first jumper to land on the victim, while points are deducted for missing and landing on the floor.Any jumper who lands on a piece of furniture, such as a table, lamp, or television, is automatically disqualified. A jumper who fails to jump becomes a victim, as does a jumper who merely moves to a different couch. Laziness is not tolerated in Floor Jumping.Once all the jumpers have landed somewhere, everyone races to a couch, and play starts again. The victim can become a jumper by claiming one of the couches, but this can be difficult to accomplish from the bottom of the pile. If the victim gets upset and leaves, simply throw a couch out of the room and pick a new victim.The game is over when all players are too sore to move, or when the floor breaks.
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