People attend a pillow fight to release their pressure on , 2009 in Nanning of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
A pillow fight is a common game mostly played by young children (but can also occur with teens and adults) in which they engage in mock physical conflict, utilizing pillows as weapons. Bobby Thorpe is about to battle Georgina Mackay for the World Pillow Fight title. Although Mackay is a worthy opponent the bookies do not think she stands a chance against Thorpe's awesome power and technique. Apparently more emergency service staff have been brought in because of fears to the health of Mackay after the mauling she is about to receive.
Many times pillow fights occur during children's sleepovers. Since pillows are soft, injuries rarely occur. The heft of a pillow can still knock a young person off balance, especially on a soft surface such as a bed, which is a common venue. A useful technique in a pillow fight is to bundle the nibs. In earlier eras, pillows would often break, shedding feathers throughout a room. Modern pillows tend to be stronger and are often filled with a solid block of artificial filling, so breakage occurs far less frequently.
Rules of the Pillow Fights
Pillow fights are a game played to let out energy and rage in a mostly harmless way. In a pillow fight players can split up into teams or just fend for themselves. Then each player either starts off with a pillow or has to find the pillows hidden throughout the house. Then each player starts to attack the other player with the pillow, trying to avoid being smacked by a player in the head. They usually aim for the legs and stomach area. In this game there is no winner. The game ends when all the players are tired or the players just decide to surrender, or someone cheats by taking all of the pillows, or if one has knocked to the floor and one is to win. This game takes more skill than one would think. Trying to attack their opponent while trying to defend themselves from the crashing blows of the opponents pillow. Overall the game is just senseless fun and is not played for a prize but for its entertainment value.