The Hot Lava Game is a children’s game where you pretend that the ground is made of hot lava. Obviously you can’t step on the ground or you will be burned. You can play it indoors on a rainy day, or outside on a playground when the weather is permitting. The rules are simple. You have to stay off the ground by any means necessary. For example: Start by getting off the ground and stand on the couch. Then jump to a chair. Then leap from the chair to the table. Then go from the table to the kitchen counter. Continue on. Just don’t touch the floor. That’s how you play Hot Lava. It’s a slower, tamer, and less glamorous version of parkour, and you’re far more likely to piss off Mom, but it’s a classic game and there are a million variations to it. All are acceptable as long as you don’t touch the floor. I can’t stress that enough.
Critically Rated at 13/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young