This is a list of the activities and games characters play in the Battle for Dream Island series.
- 1 Staring Contest
- 2 Raves
- 3 Rock Paper Scissors
- 4 Tic-Tac-Toe
- 5 Toss the Dirt
- 6 Spongy Cake
- 7 Flower Power
- 8 Not Canon-dy Land
|“||Hey Bubble? Like, let's do a staring contest!||”|
Staring Contest is a game played where two people have to stare at each other without blinking. It was used as a contest in "Reveal Novum", where they competed in a tournament bracket.
Rocky vomited on Ice Cube, causing Ice Cube to close her eyes. (Rocky Wins)
Spongy simply blinked. (Pencil Wins)
David jumpscares Firey, causing Firey to blink. (David Wins)
Bubble almost lost because of the Springy Shoes, but she removed the shoes, which got Leafy surprised, and blinked. (Bubble Wins)
Rocky vs Pencil
Rocky tries to vomit on Pencil, but Pencil dodges all of Rocky's attacks, and backfires one of the vomit onto Rocky's face, causing him to blink. (Pencil Wins)
David vs Bubble
David jumpscares Bubble, causing Bubble to blink. (David Wins)
Pencil vs David
David jumpscares Pencil, but Pencil didn't blink as he did so. Pencil then tries to make David blink, but David didn't. They kept staring for a day, until the sun got into David's eyes, and made him blink. (Pencil Wins)
In "Four Goes Too Far", Bubble gets the twinkle, and once she gets it, Match decides to have a staring contest with her, so they begin to stare and continuously pass the Twinkle of Contagion to each other. The game soon ends once Pen opens his eyes to see what the sound is. It turns out to be Match and Bubble passing the twinkle to each other. They notice that Pen is staring at them, so Match stares at him to pass the twinkle.
Raves are shown to be had in PUMPKIN 2.0 - BFDI Halloween Shorts.
Rock Paper Scissors
|Rock Paper Scissors|
In "Getting Teardrop to Talk", Fries told Stapy to stop wasting his time by playing Rock Paper Scissors. But Stapy told Fries:
|“||What's wrong with a little RPS so we can stress less? Well let's guess who's best and bless the rest!||”|
In "Today's Very Special Episode", Stapy was mentioning to Foldy that he was getting a winning streak. Marker then asks to join, Foldy says yes, but also asks if he knows how to play. Marker doesn't causing Foldy to say: "That's fine." but causing Stapy to say: "That's lame.", resulting in Foldy to be angry at Stapy. She then explains on how to play. She said:
|“||Marker, just throw a hand of rock, paper or scissors, and whoever silently farts the most air out wins the game.||”|
Marker tries to play but he ends up pointing a finger, making a house, and a "Hecaton-icosahedroid". Finally, he makes a 4, resulting in Four literally popping up from his hand.
All symbols made in the game
- This is the first game to be seen in the BFDI series.
- When Marker played Four, Four emerged from his hand. In Enter The Exit, he does this again in an attempt to recover Four, but didn't work.
- It is unknown if the game will be played again because Stapy got eliminated in "This Episode Is About Basketball".
Tic-Tac-Toe is a game played by two characters on a 9-square grid, where the objective is to make a row, column, or diagonal line of your consecutive symbol — either an "x" or an "o". Turns are alternated between players, where only one symbol is placed each turn.
In "Getting Teardrop to Talk", Pie and Cake are seen playing Tic-Tac-Toe, while Book watches. Cake ends up winning. Cake apologizes, due to the fact that Pie could be upset. Pie doesn't mind, saying "You win some, You lose some." Book tells Pie and Cake that it's a good way to look at things.
Leafy and Eggy resume the game in "What Do You Think of Roleplay?". During the challenge, Eggy won their 73rd game together, causing Leafy to accuse her of being the impostor, due to her never winning before then. However, Eggy was real and just happened to finally win a game.
Contestant track records
Toss the Dirt
|“||Sounds dirty, but OK.||”|
Toss the Dirt is a made-up game usually played by Stapy and Marker. The game appears to be played by manually digging a hole for yourself, tossing dirt and any other objects upwards as you dig. The goal of this game is unclear.
In "Getting Teardrop to Talk", Marker asks Stapy to play it with him, which they do. Dora likes the concept of collecting dirt in order to build an island (which is what she eats), and begins to dig with them too.
In "This Episode Is About Basketball", Yellow Face tells Marker to play "Toss the Balls". He accepts the request and tosses the balls into their basket, making the basket land on their buzzer. They then are declared safe. Fries tells Marker he can stop tossing items, but Marker continues tossing and digging a hole.
- It is unknown how they get out of the hole they make.
- This game is similar to the running gag in "Get Digging", in which Fries asks several people to dig holes to find ingredients.
- Marker and Stapy are currently the only two people to have played the game on-screen.
- Stapy and Marker's game of Toss the Dirt was very crucial to Four and X visiting Goiky, and with it, Battle for BFDI taking place, as it sets up a butterfly effect; the game convinces Dora to go digging, where she digs up some cyanide, which Flower quickly caught and convinced Black Hole open it. Black Hole then approaches Earth and threatens the planet, causing Four to crush Black Hole to smaller size, saving everyone.
Eat the Dirt
|“||Stapy! Will you play Eat the Dirt with me?||”|
Eat the Dirt is a game that Marker wanted to play with Stapy in "This Episode Is About Basketball". It is similar in complexity to Toss the Dirt. The objective of the game is unknown, but it is most likely to eat the dirt on the plate given to you. Stapy doesn't like Eat The Dirt, as seen when he turned Marker down when he wanted to play. Coiny, however, took advantage of it when Marker said it and gave him his long-stale dirt cake from BFDI 4 that no one wanted.
- It may or may not have been created simply by a slip of the tongue of Marker.
- Coiny and Marker are the only characters to play this game, as they played it off-screen.
- This can be proved when, at Free Food's elimination, there is an empty plate next to Marker, implying he ate the plate of dirt Coiny had.
The game was first played by striking one of the miniature objects with the other miniature object (though later in the series Match and Ruby playing it similarly to the real-life nursery-rhyme patty-cake) as you sing a rhyme. In the BFDIA intro, Match and Pencil seem to be playing it, and in the IDFB intro, Pencil is in her original position, even though Match isn't there. In "Fortunate Ben", Match and Ruby can be seen playing it again, but with different lyrics.
- 1, 2, 3, 4. Who do we not adore?
- Spongy! Spongy!
- 5, 6, 7, 8. Who do we (absolutely) hate?
- Spongy! Spongy!
- 9, 10, and then 11—
The rest of the lyrics are unknown since it is halted. Ruby and Match changed the second line "5, 6, 7, 8. Who do we hate? Spongy! Spongy!" by adding "absolutely" in between "we" and "hate".
- 1, 2, 3, 4. Who do we think is a stupid annoying bore?
- Spongy! Spongy!
- 5, 6, 7, 8.
- In "Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?", Match and Pencil played it with miniature versions of themselves which soon catch on fire.
- In "Crybaby!", they play it again off-screen.
- In "Return of the Hang Glider", Snowball comments that it is a dumb game after Match suggests playing it to kill time.
- In "It's a Monster", Match and Ruby played the game but did not use a matchstick, like how the game was originally played. Instead, they made it into a hand clapping game.
- In "Fortunate Ben", Match and Ruby are seen playing it as a hand clapping game with the rhyme changed to 1, 2, 3, 4. Who do we think is a stupid annoying bore?. When Ruby comes back after talking to Flower, Match says that she analyzed the game and started playing with Spongy likely after realizing that it was a mean game.
- The title might be a pun on the type of cake, Sponge Cake.
- Additionally, it seems like it's based on Patty Cake.
- Or it could be a reference to the many clapping games that end with “Cake”.
- It is Ruby's favorite game.
- Match and Pencil are the first contestants to play this game.
- According to the storyboards for "Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?", the part that comes after "9, 10, and then 11" was intended to be "Who do we wish would die and go to heaven? Spongy! Spongy!"
It is Flower's favorite game.
Not Canon-dy Land
This activity seems to be a play on the game "Candy Land". The Battle for Dream Island and Inanimate Insanity characters are seen playing it in "BFDI and II Finally Cross Over". It appears to be played like a normal board game, where you roll a die and move along spaces to reach the end. The die used in this game seems to be the Magic Die from "Sweet Tooth". The name also obviously renders the video it's featured in as un-canon.