Let the Games begin

If you can’t go to the Games, let the Games come to you. This summer, at DFS we’re marking the Tokyo Games with a competition like no other. Armchair Athlete allows you to go head to head with friends, family and even some of Team GB’s biggest stars in a series of high energy and frankly slightly bizarre games played from the comfort of your sofa. What’s more, by getting involved you’ll be in with a chance of winning £5000 cash.

Cup stacking

Quick hands and nerves of steel are a must. Inspired by the popular Japanese sport (yes it’s a real sport) of the same name, the aim of the game is to stack and then unstack 12 cups as fast as you possibly can.

Flip it

A game of skill, speed and absolutely no endurance. Stack beer mats into a giant pile. Flip them and attempt to catch them. Sounds simple. Trust us it’s not.

Tea pong

Bounce ping pong balls into paper cups to score points. That’s literally all there is to it.

Cup stacking

Quick hands and nerves of steel are a must. Inspired by the popular Japanese sport (yes it’s a real sport) of the same name, the aim of the game is to stack and then unstack 12 cups as fast as you possibly can.

Flip it

A game of skill, speed and absolutely no endurance. Stack beer mats into a giant pile. Flip them and attempt to catch them. Sounds simple. Trust us it’s not.

Tea pong

Bounce ping pong balls into paper cups to score points. That’s literally all there is to it.

Create your own event

Short of ping pong balls? No beer mats to hand? Don’t worry, just create your own Armchair Athlete event. As long as the game is fun, mildly ridiculous and can be played safely in your living room then go for it. Simply film yourself playing your event and share on social media tagging DFS #ArmchairAthlete and you could be in win a chance of winning the £5000 in cash.

Ready to play?

Check out our short and incredibly simple guide to playing the games.

Cup stacking

Flip it

Tea Pong

Win big

And if bragging rights are not enough – you can also be in with the chance to win an incredible £5,000 cash prize in our Armchair Athlete competition. Just upload a clip of you having a go at any of the games and tag DFS #ArmchairAthlete for a chance to win.

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Meet our athlete
ambassadors

Meet the DFS sponsored Team GB athletes that we’re helping make extra comfortable on their journey to Tokyo… Vicky Holland (triathlon), Adam Peaty (swimming), Jazmin Sawyers (athletics) and Max Whitlock (gymnastics).

Meet the Athletes

The
Yuttari

We were inspired to create a range of limited-edition sofas that celebrate the dedication of our Team GB athletes and help ensure they get the sit down they deserve in Tokyo. Explore the range here.

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Meet our athlete
ambassadors

Meet the Athletes

The
Yuttari

View the Yuttari
Back to the Team GB Hub