One party (red, green and/or yellow) can bring five shields to the game. Shield's restrictions are:

  • Shield must not be bigger than 2 square meters.
  • Sharp edges in the shield are not allowed. Shield is not allowed to be attached to another shield.
  • Shield must be as close to a straight plane as possible. Maximum depth or curve of the shield is 30 centimeters.
  • Shield must be light enough to be carried by only one person. However, multiple players are allowed to take cover behind the shield.
  • Shields must not have loopholes - players are NOT allowed to shoot through the shield.
  • You are free to choose the materials for the shield. The shield can be partly or entirely transparent.
  • If you plan to bring your own shield with you, you need to book a place for your shield from the organizer before the game. The shields will be inspected by the main judge Jorma Vettenterä before the game starts.
  • You must mark your shield with your team color. You cannot use the enemy shields on the game!
  • Other shields must not be used in the game. For example plywood pieces from the game area or shields from the previous Big Games are not allowed to be used.
  • Eliminated player is allowed to take his or her shield away from the field!