Here are three "games" we play when we are practicing our "boffer" swordplay. A "boffer" or live-combat game simulates combat by hitting your opponent with a padded weapon.
The purpose of these games is to help with your swordplay and team play. They are simple and fun, and light on plot. Remember, you will only get better if you practice with people better than yourself, and practice with a variety of people to learn different styles.