Every Thursday of this summer, kids will be playing OMC at CentriKid Camps. It is the signature game of our recreation program that involves the whole camp! You may have seen the recently released OMC special editions …. but here is where it all starts…
OMC stands for Organized Mass Chaos, and that is just what it is. Every player knows exactly what task he is doing, but each player in the game is doing something different. Players attempt to complete as many tasks as possible (one task at a time), but players are interrupted to help other players complete their tasks during the game.
One description of OMC that I love is that it “looks like an ant bed was stirred up!”
OMC is best when played in a large space outside with a few hundred participants, however it can be adapted to play inside if weather or darkness do not allow outside play. Plan to use a big space like a gym or large fellowship hall. This is not a classroom game!
Inside the package for OMC | The Official Game are playing cards and a DVD with videos to help get you prepared. All the rules, a setup diagram, and a supply list are included on the DVD-ROM portion of the disc. And something left off the disc, but available for free download here or at facebook.com/CentriKid is a t-shirt design for scoring OMC that you can use at your VBS or DNow event.
We love feedback! Contact us with new task ideas, pictures of your event, stories about the gameplay, etc by emailing our camp office at firstname.lastname@example.org.