"Games to play"

I’ve been jotting down some of favourite games that we play at youthgroup. Most of these are good for all ages, and have passed the test of time (several times a term for 2 or 3 years). There are some newer ones we’ve done once or twice, but which seemed good.

Games with no equipment or preparation

(except possibly tables, chairs and a large room)

Games that require pen and paper

  • On The Sofa – simply never grows tired… Probably our most played ice-breaker.
  • 3 facts – a good set of “getting to know you” games.

Card Games

More than I’ve space for, but these are particular favourites.

  • Spoons – also needs spoons. The clue is in the title.
  • Irish Snap – snap, with a twist.

Finally, one game that needs balloons

I’ve not mentioned any ball games – there are millions!

Also, any sort of relay race – particular if it involves candles, water, pancakes, or balloons. Popping a balloon with a candle is particularly satisfying.