Kubb Game and Rules Guide

Kubb is a very popular outdoor game that can be played on a lawn, beach, parking lot, or anywhere you can create a rectangular court also called also known as a pitch. The great thing about Kubb is that it can involve both brute force and precise touch, along with many tactical decisions and strategies. Kubb’s objective is simple: to knock over wooden blocks by throwing wooden batons at them. The exact rules of Kubb can vary from region to region, but the ultimate goal is to knock over all of the opponent’s kubbs. When you have accomplished this you must knock over the king to win.

The kubb game has grown from ancient origins into a modern game with international interest and large tournaments held all over the world. The modern version of kubb started in the 1980’s when the first sets were commercially made and has since exploded in popularity all over the world. The world championship is held on the island of Gotland, Sweden while the USA championship is held in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The game is very popular in the Midwest of the USA.

Many schools are now even playing kubb in their physical education classes. It is a great game to play for the whole family and in groups of friends. The game is said to have Scandinavian origins and is also nicknamed ‘Viking Chess’. In this article, we will take a look at how to set up your own game of Kubb, the rules, strategies, and some great Kubb sets to get you started playing this exciting game.

How to Play Kubb

The game is typically played in an open area or playing field, most commonly on a sandy beach, lawn game or a backyard game. The first thing you need to do when playing Kubb is set up your playing field by marking out a rectangle with field marking pins, stakes, or even rocks at the corners and two markers at the imaginary line running through the center of the court. The most common court size used is a 26 x 16-foot rectangle.

This is the size of court typically used in official Kubb tournaments. If you are a beginner or playing with children it is suggested to start smaller and work your way up in size as you get better. The opposing ends of the court are called the baselines with an imaginary line running through the middle.

There are 3 different types of wooden pieces used in gameplay including 10 kubbs measuring 15 cm tall and 7 cm square on the end, a king measuring 30 cm tall and 9 cm square on the end, and 6 batons that are 30 cm long and 4.4 cm in diameter. Most commercially made kubb sets will include all of these pieces along with 6 field marking pins, a carrying bag, and rules. Each team will need to take 5 kubbs. The same king is used for both teams.

Set your 5 kubbs up on the baseline placed at regular intervals from one end of the baseline to the other. The blocks in this starting position are called baseline kubbs. The king is placed directly on the imaginary line in the middle of the court.

The game is typically played with 2 teams consisting of 1 or 2 players but can be played with teams up to 6. The wooden batons or ‘kastpinnar’ must always be thrown underhanded and in a vertical rotation. You cannot spin the batons horizontally like a helicopter. To determine which teams throws first a single baton is tossed as close as possible to the king in the center of the court without hitting it. The team whose baton lands the closest throws first. Going first can give you a great advantage.

The objective at the standing teams’ baseline is for the opposing team’s five Kubbs to be toppled with an underhanded toss of the six Kastpinnar and then get the Kung to be knocked which is placed in the center of the field. Another twist of the above variation is: The opposing team may attack the Kung and win the game if they can successfully topple the Kung when the throwing team has successfully toppled all of the Kubbs but did not topple the Kung, still loses the game.

Kubb Game Play and Rules

Now that the court is all set up we are ready to start playing. There are two phases to each turn. Team one stands behind the baseline and throws it batons at the kubbs placed on the opposite baseline.  Any kubbs knocked down are then tossed by team two back onto the opponents half of the court. Team one stands the kubbs up where they land and these are now referred to as ‘field kubbs’.

If a kubb is tossed out of bounds you get one more attempt. If it is thrown out of bounds again the opposing team can place the kubb anywhere on their side of the field as long as it is one baton length from the king or corners. The main objective is to toss the field kubbs so they are easy to knock down on the next turns.

Play now changes sides and team two tosses their batons. Before team two is allowed to toss their batons at the opponent’s baseline kubbs they must first knock down all the field kubbs from the previous turn. If a baseline kubb is knocked down before all the field kubbs it does not count and is put back in place. After team two is done throwing their batons, team one picks up all kubbs that are knocked over (baseline and field kubbs) .

Ttosses them in the same manner onto the opposite half of the field. If team two left any field kubbs still standing during their turn, team one gets to toss their batons from an imaginary line running parallel from the kubb closest to the center line.

You can see it is very important to not leave any field kubbs standing close to the center line or the other team will have an easy time throwing so close to the field kubbs they are trying to knock down on the next turn. Play continues in this manner until one team has knocked down all the field and baseline kubbs. They now attempt to knock down the king for the win with any remaining batons. All throws at the king must be from behind the baseline of the court.

If the king is knocked down at any time before all kubbs are knocked down the other team wins. Another version of the rules allows for one ‘resurrection king.’ In this version the king is stood back up but the team loses the rest of its turn. Winners are typically determined by playing the best out of 3.

As you can see it is possible for these games to go one for a long time. If you are a beginner or playing with children there are some variants in the rules that will help shorten the game and make it a bit easier. You can choose to remove any kubb from the field of play that has been knocked over twice.

Another idea is allowing field kubbs that hit each when tossed to be placed on top of each other like a tower. This makes it much easier to knock down all the field kubbs in fewer throws. The more you play you will develop your own strategies and ideas to improve your chances at winning at Kubb.

Kubb Strategies

You must often think in strategic defensive terms when throwing the kubbs onto the opposite field. If you attempt to throw the kubbs close to the center line but fail to knock them all over when tossing your batons, the other team has a very easy time knocking over all the kubbs because of temporary throwing line so close to center line. Another idea is throwing the kubbs deeper into the opponent’s territory.

These will be harder for you to knock over, but do not offer the opposing team great field position when it is their turn to throw the batons. Grouping the kubbs close together allows for a greater chance of knocking multiple kubbs down with one throw, or even missing your intended target and knocking down another kubb.

There are many techniques for throwing the batons. Some people use a 180 degree spring while other players use a full 360 degree rotation. Perfecting a certain throwing style allows you to become very accurate. Another technique is throwing the baton with enough force that knocks over multiple kubbs by bouncing off the first and into another.

Kubbs must be thrown underhanded like the batons, but you are allowed to spin them in any direction you please. Adding a directional spin to the kubbs is also known as drilling. This is extremely useful for placing the cubs in very precise areas.

When the opposing team throws a kubb out of bounds two times it is called a penalty kubb and you will be able to place it wherever you want. Setting it down as close as possible to the king is a great ideas because the other team will be worried about potentially knocking the king over and losing.

The serious players have some very unique strategies for improving their play. Many players like to play barefoot or with shoes that have no soles because they say feeling the ground is very important. Some people even practice juggling the batons to perfect the spin when tossing the baton in game play. This technique improves rotation and proper release of the baton.

Now that we have all the basics covered let’s take a look at some great kubb sets available to purchase so you can get started playing. We will cover all levels of play from beginner to advanced tournament play. These well made kubb sets will take your outdoor recreation events like birthday parties, BBQ’s, camping, and more to new levels of fun!

Yard Games Kubb Game Premium Set

Yard Games Kubb Premium Size Outdoor Tossing Game with Carrying Case,...
  • Play the Viking inspired original tossing game. This set is beautifully crafted and made with durable, eco-friendly,...
  • This team game is easy to learn, easy to set up, and easy to transport with the durable zip-up carrying case. Simply set...
  • Great for parties, BBQs, the beach, camping or just a nice day in the sun. This game provides hours of entertainment for...

This is a high quality and beautifully crafted Kubb set that includes everything you will need to start playing Kubb with your family and friends and last for years to come. Kubb is fun for all ages and great for getting the kids away from the tv or computer and playing outside. It involves both physical activity and critical thinking. This set from Yard Games includes 10 kubbs, 6 batons, 1 king with crown, and 4 stakes made with eco friendly and shock absorbent durable hardwood. The high quality hardwood is crucial for keeping the set in good shape after repeated tosses and exposure to the elements. This set also comes with a nice zip up bag to carry all the pieces and rules brochure along on your next camping trip or day at the park.

Striker Games Kubb Game Set

Striker Games Kubb Lawn Game - Outdoor Games - Party Games - Strategic...
  • PERFECT FAMILY KUBB SET – Each Backyard Kubb Set is made of pine for light and easy tossing by beginning players. The...
  • FUN OUTDOOR YARD GAME – Never host a boring party again! Kubb is easy to learn but challenging to master, and it...
  • DEFEAT YOUR OPPONENT – You win the game by knocking down the King, so be careful how you toss! But watch out – you...

This is a great set for the beginner or casual player. It includes all the standard size kubb game pieces needed for game play and 4 field marking pins, all made with pine wood. The king is a striking piece with bright red crown. Also includes a mesh carrying bag and rule book for taking the game wherever you want to go. The pine wood may be a little more susceptible to chipping and denting than hardwood sets, but this is still a high quality and economical set to get started playing Kubb. If you plan on playing seriously and competitively for a long time this may not be the set for you. This is perfect for a family who likes to casually play though.

Kubb Tournament Set

KUBB Tournament Set - Official Tournament Size Premium Hardwood
  • Official tournament size
  • High quality, durable game set made from FSC certified birch hardwood
  • Includes rule book and a sturdy sports bag for easy storage and handling

This is the definitive Kubb set for the most serious of players and for tournaments. The regulation sized pieces are made from extremely high quality white birch hardwood and hand crafted. The white brich gives the set a beautiful natural look and the most durability. The blocks are very heavy. Each set is also unique in appearance. It is very resistant to chipping and denting. In addition to all the game pieces needed for match play it includes 6 field marking pins instead of 4 like the other sets. This gives a big advantage because you can mark the center line. The batons also have a nice beveled edge. Like the other sets this comes with a high quality sports style carrying bag and rule book.

Want to learn some other fun yard games? Check out our how to play cornhole post.

Indoor Team Building Games

There is nothing more important than a group of people having the ability to work together as a team, especially in the workforce. It is, however, not always easy for all employees to work collaboratively.

Team building games really help to promote and foster relationships in which the individuals trust one another and work together in a positive and productive manner. There are fun team building games for kids and team building games for adults. The common goal of both is to have fun and promote teamwork. Team building activities not only help ease tension and promote a good relationship between employees or children, but they can also help develop problem-solving skills, foster creative thinking, and build better communication between team members.

There are many options for great indoor team building games and exercises. Below, I’ve compiled 17 of the best! You can see the step-by-step instructions for these fun games and group activities below. We’re sure you’ll have a good time playing these team building games.

1.) 3 Truths and a Lie

In this fun, getting-to-know-you team building activity, each person gets a chance to state three truths about themselves and one lie, to the rest of the group. The truths may be as fun and creative as you would like, or as simple as you may choose. The lie must not be so far-fetched that it is completely unbelievable (i.e., “I swam the English Channel with my arms tied behind my back and a shark chasing me.”). Everyone should discuss what they believe are the truths and which is the lie. After they come to a united decision, the speaker will reveal if they are correct or not.

This is a great team building game to help everyone become acquainted with one another. It also helps the quieter people of the group who may more easily remain silent, if allowed, to break out and get to be known by others. In addition, it allows the participants to learn a bit about themselves as well as others based on the lies they believed to be true.

2.) Scavenger Hunt

An oldie but a goodie: you likely remember this game from your childhood. Small groups should be made to create teams whom work together with the common goal of finding the objects or answers needed from their scavenger hunt list. The answers or items being sought out should all be work or event-related. A time limit should be given for the groups to find as many objects and answers as they possibly can. Some will be quite easy, but others will really require them to work together as they will be a bit more difficult.

This promotes united teamwork. When the game is done everyone will have been reminded of different work/event procedures and policies as they will have been incorporated in their lists for answers or items to find. This is ideal when large indoor spaces are available.

3.) Hello My Name Is

Write adjectives describing someone’s mood or personality (i.e., happy, grouchy, negative, prankster) on name tag stickers. Be sure there are enough so that each person can have one. Then randomly hand them out or let each person draw one from a hat. Each person must then put the sticker with their assigned adjective on to their shirt and wear it, behaving as their assigned adjective during all interactions for a certain amount of time.

This is a great activity that shows each person that when we define them by a feeling - “Boy, you’re really grumpy today!” – it can actually lead us to take on that persona, whether we were feeling that way or not. This, of course, can be a good thing or a bad thing – acting happy can, in fact, make you feel happy!  This shows how behavior and actions can actually define our feelings, not the other way around.

4.) Big Foot

This is a fun, albeit tricky game, in which everyone must stand up in a single file line. All the players are then blindfolded so that they cannot see. They are then instructed to put themselves in line in order of smallest foot to biggest foot. Caveat: they cannot ask or state anyone’s shoe size.

This is a great team building game that demands teamwork to communicate efficiently in order get into line properly without the use of sight or verbalizing the most basic and obvious of information: shoe size.

5.) See What I Mean?

In this challenging team building activity one person draws a picture using only basic shapes and a volunteer than describes the picture drawn to everyone else. Without seeing the picture, each person much tries to reproduce the picture based solely on what the volunteer is relaying to them with the ultimate goal being that they are able to create the same picture.

In this game it is unlikely that anyone in the group will reproduce a carbon copy – some pictures will be more similar than others. This activity emphasizes how very important verbal communication is, and also how it can be vastly interpreted by different people. To really drive the point home you could do a few rounds of this game, which would also exhibit how some people interpret directions and communication differently from others and how certain methods are more easily understood than others.

6.) Zombie Escape

In this thrilling game, everyone will be “locked” in a room with a “zombie.” One person will be the zombie, complete with outstretched arms and zombie noises, and they will be tied to a rope in the corner. Every five minutes the zombie will be given an extra foot of leeway on the rope, eventually being close enough to “eat” the other players. Before the zombie gets that far, however, the group will have a series of puzzles, riddles, or clues they must complete in order to find the key and escape the room intact.

This activity fosters collaborative teamwork and creative problem-solving skills, as everyone must work together to figure out the clues in a high-stress situation in order to get out. This also helps to show which individuals have a more difficult time in stressful situations, which people flourish in them, and helps to bring out real team leaders.

7.) What’s My Name?

Write the name of famous present or past figures, or of people types such as nurse, geek, blind, homeless on to a name tag place one on to the back of each person in the room so that they cannot see the name tag, but everyone else in the room can.

The group then may socialize with one another for a set amount of time, asking questions in order to try and figure out who they are. Others will treat them in stereotypical ways based on who their label says they are. Each person can use the answers to their questions, as well as their treatment, to ascertain who they are. Once they have correctly identified their label, they may leave the game until everyone has finished.

This is a really great ice-breaker game, but also allows each person to confront stereotypes in the questions used and the answers are given, as well as by how they treated others and other treated them based solely on their label. It permits each person to get a better idea of how we erroneously perceive people, as well as how it feels to be so narrowly characterized by a simple label.

8.) Get to Know Me!

In this activity request everyone to pair off into twos with people they were not sitting near and/or do not know well. The pairs will then ask one another three questions: 1.) Name something that you are very proud of in your work and/or personal life. 2.) Tell something about yourself that very few people know about. 3.) Interviewers choice: any question can be asked. Afterward, each person will share with the large group what they learned about their partner.

This is a fun and effective way to get to better know your colleagues, especially those with whom you may not interact with often.

9.) Kid’s Stuff

For this creative challenge, you will all work together to create a board game based on the work your business or event conducts. Using basic and limited supplies, such as poster board and markers, everyone will work together using their imaginations to create a fun and interactive game. The game may include questions focused on the business that must be answered at certain game spots, ways to earn/lose points or move forward/ backward. Perhaps a dice will move you forward? The sky is the limit.

This exercise will force each person to work collaboratively and give their input in order to create a board game that is fun for everyone.

10.) Spider Web

In Spider Web have the group form a large circle. It may be standing or sitting; if it is a very large group, you may prefer to sit. One person will hold a large ball of twine and then tell the group an embarrassing story about themselves. Afterward, they will then hold onto the end of the twine and throw it to someone else in the circle, extending the twine from themselves to the next person. That person will then also tell an embarrassing story about his or herself and throw the twine to another person while keeping a hold of it as well. This will continue until the twine has been passed to each person and each person has had the opportunity to humor the group with an embarrassing story of his or her own. The end result will produce a “spider web” out of the twine, connecting everyone to each other.

This team building game shows how each person, no matter how different, is connected in one or way or another to each other person. It also allows each person to see how everyone may have vastly different experiences, but they all experience the same emotions and feelings. Though you may be very different people, you are also more alike and connected than you realize.

11.) Group Timeline

Create a large timeline on a whiteboard, bulletin board, or whatever other means you may prefer. Mark the very beginning of the timeline back to either when the oldest participant in the group was born, or when the business or event was first founded; whichever occurred first. Then mark off any major milestones for the business or event, such as “Change of Name” or “Celebrated 50 years,” etc.

Then allow each person in the group to mark four important moments for them on the timeline; whether it be personal or business/event-related; it is completely up to them.

When the timeline is completed it will show a visual representation of your whole team and their generational experiences. This allows for dialogue on generational and cultural differences and how they affect work and communication, as well as general differences and similarities.

12.) Plane Crash

In this team building activity you will imagine that your group was in a plane crash and are now stranded on a deserted island. This can be done as one large group, or you can break off into smaller groups. The group must then choose 12 items that can be found in the building that they believe to be the most useful for their survival on their deserted island, and rank them in order of most importance to least.

This focuses on teamwork and collaboration, as well as creative problem solving and thinking outside of the box, as they may very likely have to make do with items they would not pick if not so limited.

13.) Watch Where You Step

Make a polygonal shape on the floor using masking tape that is at least 12 feet by 6 feet. Make the outline of the shape a tad complicated, selecting a shape that is stretched out as people will be making their way from one end to the other. Be sure there are starting and stopping points marked. Put a handful of squeaky dog toys inside of the taped shape, and at least double the number of sheets of paper, each with a huge X on them, inside of the shape. The papers are mines.

In groups of two, each person will be blindfolded and must make it from start to finish through the minefield. The only direction is from the verbal instructions coming from those whom are outside of the shape and not blindfolded. The blindfolded participants may not step outside of the shape enclosure, nor may the step on a mine. If they do, they are frozen until someone else steps on a squeaky toy in order to unfreeze them. This occurs until the entire group has had a turn to make it successfully through the minefield.

This team building exercise works on communication and teamwork, as well as clear diction and the ability to be vigilant of numerous actions at once.

14.) Use What You Have

In this fun game, split your group into two equal groups. Or if needed, several equal groups. Give them clear instructions for a goal in which they must create something: the something is completely up to you. It may be that they must create a way to move a marble from point A to point B without the use of electricity or rubber bands; it can really be anything. Each group has the same goal and the same restrictions.

The teams are then given a specific amount of time to work and complete the mission with a particular set of supplies. They are not allowed to use any other materials, but how they use the supplies available to them is entirely up to them. The big reveal at the end is an exciting event and allows for friendly competition.

This activity requires teamwork in creative problem solving with limited options. It allows for the groups to see how each person thinks and works abstractly and in a time-crunch.

15.) Find the Common Thread

Divide everyone into groups of three or more. They will talk and get to know one another long enough to find a common thread amongst them, such as they all love zombie movies or they’re huge football fans. They will then write a list of common stereotypes attributed to people who tend to enjoy those sorts of things.

The groups will then come together and proclaim who they as a group are. For the rest of the day each group will behave as their stereotype: perhaps the zombie-lovers will be overheard making zombie apocalyptic plans or acting like zombies. Football aficionados may randomly cheer for their team. At the end of the day discuss stereotypes and how they often limit how we view people and their abilities. Also, discuss how each group came about discovering their common thread.

The purpose of this teambuilding game is to help everyone see how silly and limiting stereotypes are, and how if people truly behaved the way we often write them off to act, things would be vastly different. It also shows how a group of seemingly very different people can have great commonalities that bring them together.

16.) Someone You Admire

This team building game is as straightforward as the name. Each person will take a turn stating someone whom they admire; it may be a current person or someone from history. You could also spice it up a bit and make it be someone within the group. Each person must also tell why they admire that person; what traits, attributes, and/or accomplishments make that person worthy of admiration.

This exercise really helps everyone get to know one another better and have a stronger sense of each other’s values and what attributes they find to be important. It also can help bring people closer together as they realize they respect and admire the same people.

17.) Classify This

Collect at least 20 different items and set them on a table. The broader the category, the better (i.e., jewelry, office supplies, etc.). You want for these items, at first glimpse, to have no obvious connection to each other.

Then break everyone into equal teams, armed with a pen and paper. They must then classify the objects into four groups. They may do this, however, they choose, working together, not allowing other groups to hear. Once all the groups are finished they will each get a turn explaining how they opted to group the items. Each group may have vastly different conclusions, grouping by size, material, color, etc.

This activity encourages teamwork and creative thinking. It forces them to think outside the box and rethink everyday objects and problems and find connections to things that they would typically view as entirely unrelated.

There you have it, 17 indoor team building games. Make sure you check out our other icebreaker games as well.

67 Funny and Witty Fantasy Football Team Names

Playing Fantasy Football has become a worldwide phenomenon. Owning and operating a football team is now a fantasy come true for millions of people. Even though it has been around for many years, the Internet has taken it to a whole new level by creating fantasy football leagues.

Choosing a team and then coming up with witty fantasy football team names is all part of the fun. Even those who have few computer skills can join in on the excitement.

football team

Fantasy football works similarly to the NFL. Teams draft their favorite football players and then once the season starts two teams are matched up against each other each week.

Your fantasy team gets points based on how your NFL players perform on the field. Each fantasy football league has slightly different rules so you will want to check them out before joining in on the fun!

After getting a great team put together it’s important to come up with fantasy football team names that will catch everyone’s attention. Each new season continues to provide us with plenty of interesting fantasy football team names.

It is that time of year to get creative and start brainstorming team names. The following are funny and witty fantasy football team names that are sure to bring a smile to your face.

  • Plays Like a Pretty Gurley
  • Seeing the Forsett Through the Trees
  • Let’s Play Hyde & Seek
  • That’s Amari
  • Boldin and Brave
  • Hopkins to a Victory
  • Leather & Lacy
  • That’s My Forte
  • Lean, Mean, Fightin’ Vereen
  • Charles is in Charge
  • The Good Time Gurleys
  • Brees is the Bees Knees
  • They’re All Tellin’ a Great Torrey
  • Julio Think You Are?
  • This is the Insta-Ingram
  • Spaight From the Heart
  • It’s Going to Be Evan on Earth
  • High Voltage & Watts
  • Don’t Zag When You Should Ziggy
  • It’s Torrey Time
  • Red, White, & Green
  • Isn’t that Keenan?
  • Julio Down by the Football Field
  • Suggs in the Tubs
  • Going for the Green
  • Dez Going to be Good
  • Charles is the Chief
  • Goin’ to the Maxx
  • Good Time Charles
  • Let Me Ring my Le’Veon Bell
  • Watts a Matter with You
  • Hangin’ at the Hilton
  • It’s time to Gronk & Roll
  • There’s no Dr. Jekyll, Just Mr. Hyde
  • Downtown Brown is Runnin’ Around
  • Holding Down the Forte
  • Stefon Up to the Big Time
  • It’s Me and Mr. Jones
  • The Real McCoy
  • Easy, Breesy, Cover that Boy
  • Dez the Way I Like It
  • There’s a New Marshall in Town
  • Pretty Boy Floyd
  • Brandin Really Cooks
  • Choppin’ with the Woodhead
  • Here’s to You Mr. Robinson
  • Runnin’ in the Brees
  • We’re Having Eggs, Bacon, and Cam
  • It’s Better than Cobb Salad
  • A Lockett in my Pocket
  • JJ is a Big Watt of Love
  • Big Bunch of Brady
  • Jonesin’ to a Victory
  • Rollin’ with Royce
  • Yo, Adrian, We did it!
  • We Diggs it
  • Martin’s Martians
  • Ready Eddie
  • Who Suh You Think You Are?
  • Farmer in Odell
  • Rolling Down the Rivers
  • All the Gurley and Boys
  • Big Bad Brown
  • I See the Luckyness Monster
  • Living Freeman in America
  • Saturday in the Parkey
  • An Even Bigger Gronkowski

Cute Nicknames for Girls or How to Call Your Girlfriend

Terms of endearment have been used throughout history to connect people on an exclusive level. If you’re looking for some cute nicknames for girls or for your girlfriend, chances are you feel pretty strongly about that person. After all your putting forth more effort than most by doing research and trying to find the perfect cute nicknames for your girlfriend. This will help prove your love every time you call out to her.

But in order for it to fit your relationship and the type of person she is, it needs to be personalized and unique. Some girls may prefer funny nicknames while others may want a more romantic nickname. She wants something that sounds cute but she also wants to feel that it’s special and well thought out. In this list, I have gathered some of the best and most popular cute names to call your girlfriend and descriptions and explanations to help you figure out which of these girlfriend nicknames will fit yours the best.

Be sure to read through the whole list to make sure what you choose what most closely reflects your passion, and you may find more than one cute names to call your girlfriend. You want to be sure that what you choose sticks so that throughout the relationship it continues to stir passion.

List of cute nicknames for girls you meet or to call your girlfriend:

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    Angel – This one’s pretty self-explanatory, but shows that you see nothing but perfection every time you look at her.
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    Angel Eyes – If her eyes captivate you with a deeply soulful spark that enthralls your senses.
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    Angel Face – For when her face has the flawless perfection of an angel.
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    Babe – While a little old fashioned, this nickname has stood the test of time.
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    Baby – Some like it and some don’t, but this nickname shows deep compassion and sympathy.
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    Baby Doll – This one combines that deep compassion with how you feel about the way she looks.
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    Baby Girl – Popular in the south, this nickname has a very personal vibe that proves how close you feel to your girlfriend.
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    Babelicious – For a more playful and light-hearted version of the above nicknames, if your girlfriend likes to feel more carefree.
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    Beautiful – This can apply to both her looks and her personality if you feel she shines both inside and out.
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    Blondie – If her blond hair is something she knows you like, prove that connection with this one.
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    Blue Eyes – Again, this term connects your love with features that make her feel good about herself.
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    Bond Girl – If your girlfriend is daring and full of adventure and excitement, her nickname should reflect that. Who’s more daring than a bond girl?
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    Boo or My Boo – This one’s pretty popular and well established, more playful than serious but you know your girlfriend best.
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    Boo Bear – A unique twist for girlfriends that love to cuddle and be touchy-feely.
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    Bootylicious – If her booty stands out and she knows it, this can be a compliment as well as a term of endearment.
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    Brown Eyes – If her deep brown eyes are a defining feature, use that to personalize your affection. It’ll be a compliment too.
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    Bubble Butt – A bit like the one above, this nickname implies more sexy intentions. If she’s got one and loves it, let her know every time you call out to her.
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    Bunny – A sweet term to show your softer side.
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    Buttercup – This one is intimately classic. You won’t hear very many use this one, so for a more classic feel choose something old school for uniqueness.
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    Care Bear – If you’ve ever watched care bears, you understand this one matches someone who displays a deep compassion for humanity.
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    Mon cheri – This one is French for sweetheart, and you can bet it ups the cool factor.
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    Crazy Hot Stuff – When she’s proud to be different, and also smoking hot.
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    Cupcake – When she’s the definition of sweetness.
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    Cutie – Playful and straight to the point.
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    Cutie Pie – Taking the above nickname to another level, connecting playful with sweet.
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    Dancer Girl – If she loves to dance, this personalized nickname will remind her that you know her better than anyone else.
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    Dancing Queen – If she loves to dance and you want her to know she’s the rules it.
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    Darling – Another old-fashioned one, this one carries with it a depth she may appreciate.
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    Delicious One – When you want her to know you think she’s so cute you could just eat her up.
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    Divine One – This one’s pretty serious, for the girlfriend who wants you to make her feel like the embodiment of perfection.
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    Doll – Be careful with this one, dolls are made to fit our idea of beauty but some girls don’t want to be compared to a child’s toy.
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    Dove – Dove’s are symbolic of everlasting love.
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    Dream Girl – When you want her to know she’s the one you’ve been dreaming of.
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    Dream Lover – When you want her to know what kind of dreams you had when you were dreaming of her.
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    Glorious One – Again, this one is for girls who want to be made to feel exceptional.
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    Gorgeous One – One of my personal favorites, this one uses the best compliment a girl can receive.
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    Green Eyes – Remember that girls love to have their defining features noticed, especially those who have this rare and beautiful trait.
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    Gummy Bear – If she loves candy and bears, this could describe her perfectly.
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    Heavenly One – If she makes you feel like your in heaven, let her know it.
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    Honey – Another classic that works well for girlfriends that are sweet and compassionate.
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    Honey Bee – For when she’s sweet as honey, but also has a bite to back it up.
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    Honey Love – A unique take, this one also carries with it feelings of a deep connection.
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    Hot Stuff – Being called hot really makes a girl feel good, show her love and make her feel special at the same time.
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    Hottie – If she’s hot and she knows it, give her what she wants.
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    Kitten – Another one to show that while she’s cute, she can also have a bite.
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    Lemon Drop – If she’s sour and then she’s sweet, she’ll love this one.
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    Light of My Soul – Another deep nickname that carries the seriousness of your devotion.
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    Lioness – She’s fierce and fearless, and wants to be the queen of the jungle.
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    Loco – If she’s at peace with her crazy side and isn’t afraid to show it, let her know that it’s a quality you enjoy.
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    Lovebird – Use this if the two of you feel inseparable and do everything together.
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    Love Bug – For when your girlfriend clings to your love with unwavering relentlessness.
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    Loved One – When your love defines the relationship.
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    Lovely – This one implies that she outshines the rest with endearing sweetness.
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    Lover Girl – If she’s your lover and you want her to know how special that connection is.
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    Miss Dreamy – If she’s seriously dreamy, this title calls out her ownership of the term.
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    Miss Steamy – As the term above implies ownership, this one’s for the girl who exudes sensuality.
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    Miss Sunshine – When her personality shines for the world to see.
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    Miss Universe – When she’s the center of your world and represents everything you love.
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    Miss Wonderful – If she fills you with wonder, this name will prove time and time again she’s everything that’s beautiful to you.
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    My… – Adding the word “my” to any of these names will increase the impact of its meaning.
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    My Dear – Another classic nickname that has held its own through the years.
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    My Fair Lady – Not just a song, this classic is sure to make her light up.
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    My Juliet – If her love is undying, remind her of your true love and commitment.
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    Passionate One – Use her passion to take the nickname you choose to another level.
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    Peach – Peaches are both cute and sweet, so this nickname works on a lot of different levels.
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    Precious One – If you see her as a jewel-encrusted shrine of gold, let her know the value she holds is priceless.
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    Pretty – This one’s simple, but straight to the point.
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    Pretty Lady – Go a step further and add more substance to your compliment.
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    Pretty Girl – If the nickname above is a bit too old, use girl instead of lady.
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    Princess – If she loves fairy tales and wants to be treated like a princess, tell her every day that she already is one in your eyes.
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    Pumpkin – Another one to be careful with.
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    Pumpkin Pie – Who doesn’t love pie?
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    Scrumptious – Another one to showcase her deliciousness.
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    Sexiness – She’s sexy and you know it.
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    Sexy – Simple and straight to the point.
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    Sexy Mama – If you want her to know having kids only adds to her appeal.
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    Smiley – Use this one if she’s always using her smile to brighten the world.
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    Smiley Face – Again, if her face is always lighting up, and you love it.
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    Sparkly Eyes – Girlfriends love it when you take notice of their eyes.
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    Star – When she ignites your passion like the splitting of hydrogen atoms.
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    Star Bright – If she outshines everyone else with the brightness of her personality.
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    Sugar – Another old-fashioned nickname that never goes out of style.
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    Sugar Plum – If she likes fairies and The Nutcracker, this one is for her.
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    Sun Beams – Another take on bringing attention to the glory of her smile.
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    Sunflower – Beautiful and universally recognized for their ability to soak up the rays like no other.
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    Sunshine – When she’s your one and only sunshine, you could incorporate the song occasionally to add an extra connection.
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    Star Shine – If she prefers the night, use this one to bring attention and personalize her nickname.
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    Sweetheart – This classic continues to charm girls throughout the ages. One of my favorite girlfriend nicknames.
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     Sweetie – Simple, cute and straight to the point. Sometimes being direct is your best bet.
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    Sweet Pea – If you’re like two peas in a pod.
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    Sweetie Pie – Again, who doesn’t love pie?
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    Sweetness – Because she sweetens your life with joy.
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    Sweets – A more modern take, I like the message this one conveys.
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    The Fairest of Them All – Another one for fairy tale loving girls, this time with a twist of darkness.
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    The Mrs – If you plan to put a ring on it, this is a good way to drop the hint.
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    The Sweetest – Put her on a pedestal above all others and let her know she’s the best.
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    Tigress – Another nickname that showcases her fierceness.
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    Twinkles – Here’s a cute name for the girlfriend that twinkles like a star.
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    Wifey – Use this to let her know she’s wife material.
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    Wonderful – This is one of the quickest ways to show her how much she means to you
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    Yummy – Another nickname to describe how delicious you think she is.

Final Thoughts on Cute Nicknames to Call Your Girlfriend

There you have, 101 cute names to call your girlfriend or cute nicknames for girls. Find the nickname that fits your girl best and one that you know she will enjoy being called. Want to get to know her a little better? Try a good game of never have I ever.

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Questions to Ask a Woman

We understand that talking to people can not only be discouraging but nerve-wracking as well. We’re here to help you avoid the difficulty and rejection you might encounter for using the wrong approach. You may be wondering how to best express your feelings and what the best questions to ask a person are. After all, your goal is to start a meaningful conversation, right?

Well, worry no more. That is exactly why we compiled this list of the best questions to ask a person. Now you can stop overthinking and start properly connecting with that person you’ve been meaning to strike up a conversation with for weeks. You can start a conversation by asking funny questions, personal questions, or even random questions.

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Connecting with a person that you want can be fun and exciting. Shooting questions about life and love can spark interest from the person you’re talking to. By taking the time to get to know the person you give them an impression that you are interested in their likes and dislikes. Who knows? One great question could be the start of a well-founded and fun relationship.

People with a good sense of humor are very attractive. People like it when you are fun to talk to. Why not make her talk and laugh more by asking the funniest questions? A fun question can also make a person answer and engage in a conversation with you. Don’t waste time, and make that person fall for you!

We have provided you with six categories of questions to give you a better idea of what to do and what not to do: flirty questions, get to know her questions, funny questions, weird questions, awkward questions, and random questions. Read on and turn your crush into a full-blown relationship. These are really interesting questions to ask a person.

20 Flirty Questions

These questions are recommended only for women that you already know pretty well - commenting on someone's physical appearance right off the bat is off-putting and awkward, and will make most women extremely uncomfortable. You don't want to be one of "those guys" do you? 

  • You look absolutely radiant. How do you make your skin glow like that all of the time?
  • People give you tons of compliments everywhere you go, don’t they?
  • What do you think you would do if I said that I have been wanting to ask you out for forever?
  • Are you aware of how much your adorable smile can brighten up a room?
  • If we could get out of here right now and run away together, where would you want to go?
  • Why can’t we hang out together like this all of the time?
  • Do you realize how much I look forward to seeing you when I finally get the chance?
  • I never see you with makeup on-do you seriously wake up this cute every day?
  • So where am I taking you on our first date?
  • What is your favorite food and can I cook it for you sometime?
  • Will you send me a picture of you so that I can see you more often?
  • Those glasses look stunning on you, where did you get them?
  • What do you do to your hair every morning to make it look so shiny and perfect?
  • How are you not famous and living in Hollywood yet?
  • Why would you want to go on a date with that guy when you could go on a better date with me?
  • How do you make sweatpants look so good?
  • Do you have a partner?
  • How do you get your hair to smell so good all of the time?
  • Do you want to go grab a coffee so that we can get to know each other better?
  • Do you want to meet later for a drink out in the city?

20 "Get to Know Her" Questions

  • What keeps you up at night?
  • What are the qualities that you are looking for in a person?
  • When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  • What do you think are your greatest weaknesses and why?
  • What do you think are your greatest strengths and why?
  • What do you consider to be your greatest achievement in life so far?
  • Do you pay attention to politics or do you tend to stay away from that?
  • Is there any particular religion that you believe in?
  • If you were stuck on an island and you could only choose one person to be stuck with, who would you choose and why?
  • In your opinion, who are the five most influential figures in history?
  • What was/is your favorite subject in school?
  • Do you believe that the saying “nice guys finish last” has any truth to it?
  • Have you ever been in love and do you think you could be in the future?
  • What is your favorite type of music?
  • What is your favorite color?
  • What is your dream car?
  • Do you care more about making money or pursuing happiness?
  • Do you think that you would be happiest living in a city or on a farm?
  • Do you believe that we will have a female president in our lifetime?

Weird and Awkward Questions

  • Have you ever tried to count the stars in the night sky and had to start over again?
  • Do you ever look at the moon at night and wonder if I’m looking at the same moon wondering the same thing about you?
  • How often is someone supposed to cut their toenails?
  • Do you know how a person is technically supposed to clean the under part of their fingernails?
  • Do you ever wonder how many people just died while you were wondering how many people just died at that moment?
  • Do you ever wonder if cats have been planning to kill us and take over the world this whole time?
  • Would you get mad if we were on a spaceship voyage to a different planet and I woke you up thirty years before we were due to arrive simply because I wanted to hang out or would you be excited about it?
  • Do you feel that it is awkward that I am asking you so many questions the first time we have even spoken?
  • If I were in the role of "damsel in distress", being terrorized by a gigantic dragon, would you ride in on your white horse and save me?

Funny Questions

  • How many chucks could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck begged you to go on a date with me?
  • On a scale from 1 to Chris Hemsworth, how attractive do you think I am?
  • Is that just your typical beautiful smile on your face or are you just happy to see me?
  • I swear that you have that Benjamin Button disease where you start out old and only get younger as you age. Otherwise how could it be possible that every time I see you look better than the time before?
  • If Natalie Portman passed away, how prepared would you be when the world called upon you to take her place because only your beauty compares to hers?
  • If we got into a fight and I moved away overnight how long do you think it would take you to follow me in order to pursue a romantic comedy moment?
  • What is the most hilarious moment on either television or a film that you have ever seen and why did that moment make you laugh so hard?
  • Do you ever wonder how great life would be if you just dropped everything and traveled with a roaming renaissance fair or is that just me?
  • If you could have anything you wanted in the whole wide world, what would it be?
  • Can you tell that all of the questions I am asking you came directly from an online blog or am I successfully communicating with a person right now?
  • You find a bottle and discover that there is a genie inside. What do you wish for?
  • Would you be more or less likely to talk to me more if I got a man bun and a bicep tattoo of a bicycle with flowers around it?

Random Questions

Random Questions to Ask a Girl

  • Is there a word that you usually misspell? If yes, what is it?
  • Where would you most likely enjoy your vacation, in big cities? Or in rural areas?
  • What is the ugliest looking vegetable?
  • What is the worst movie you’ve ever seen in your life?
  • What is your favorite animal?
  • What is your dream job?
  • Between the quiet ones or the loud ones, what kind of people do you usually hang out with?
  • What is the shortest answer you ever gave someone?
  • What kind of people do you like?

Final Thoughts on Questions to Ask a Woman

Any question from our list of good questions to ask a girl would be a great conversation starter. Once your crush turns into a relationship, make sure you find a cute nickname to call that special someone.

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27 Bridal Shower Games for Large Groups

Hosting a bridal shower for a lucky bride-to-be is a tremendous responsibility. Every bride-to-be dreams of her shower so you will want every detail to be as perfect as possible (while also ensuring that everyone has plenty of fun.) The maid of honor is typically responsible for preparing for the party and making it memorable for the bride. With that being said, other members of the bridal party and the bride and groom's family usually step in to assist.

Bridal shower games are always a huge hit because they allow everyone to get involved and have a good laugh. There are so many bridal shower games for large groups. If this is your first time hosting a bridal shower, particularly if there are a lot of guests, you may not know what games to pick.

Luckily, the list below will give you plenty of ideas for entertaining bridal shower games for large groups. There are a lot of fun bridal shower games to choose from. There are unique bridal shower games and activities, get-to-know-the-bride games, and games to play during gift wrapping. It’s always best to look for bridal shower game ideas ahead of time. This way you will be properly prepared and have time to gather all of the bride's answers.

List of Bridal Shower Games for Large Groups

1. Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Design

Our first choice for wedding shower games: the goal of this game is to divide people up into groups of between 2 and 4 people. Hand each group a roll of toilet paper and have them designate someone in their group to be a model. The other members of the group will need to construct a wedding dress out of toilet paper that their model can wear. Whichever group has the best dress design wins the game.

Curious how many rolls of toilet paper for bridal shower game are necessary? 4-6 rolls are enough for a 20 minutes session of playing this game.

2. Toilet Paper Camping Tell-All Game

Make sure you have plenty of rolls of toilet paper for this game. To play, you need to pass around a roll of toilet paper and ask each person to pull off as much toilet paper as they would need for a weekend long camping trip.

Once everyone has their selected amount of toilet paper, let them know that for each sheet they have, they will have to state one fact about themselves out loud. The more toilet paper a person has, the more they will have to tell. This is a great icebreaker game and allows large groups of individuals to get to know one another.

3. Don’t Say the Word Game

When you attend a bridal shower, the topic of conversation typically involves the bride, groom, and the wedding. But what if no one was allowed to say bride, groom, and wedding? When everyone arrives, inform them that they will be playing a game that will last the duration of the bridal shower. Let them know that if they say the specified words at any point, they lose the game. The person or people who win get to take home a small prize.

4. Guess How Many

For this game, you will need to take a clear plastic or glass jar and fill it with something of your choice. You can fill it with buttons, candy, and the like. Candy is an excellent choice because it can be given away as a prize to the winner of this game. Have the guests guess how many items they think are in the jar. Whoever guesses the number of comes closest to the number wins the jar.

5. Bridal Bingo

Bingo is a fun game for everyone of any age, and bridal shower bingo is a great pick regarding bridal shower games for large groups. Rather than handing out cards with numbered squares, place words in each box such as words related to honeymoon hotspots, bridal gifts, and other wedding-related words.

6. Name the Cake

Hand out a sheet of paper that allows guests to guess a type of cake based on clues given on their piece of paper. For instance, the question may ask what kind of cake would a rabbit eat in which the corresponding answer would be a carrot cake. Whoever has the most answers correct should win a small token prize.

7. Movie Quotes

Create sheets of paper with memorable movie quotes on one side and the corresponding movie titles on the other, but mix up the order of the movie titles. Ask guests to draw lines so they can match the movie quote to the name of the movie. To make things even more interesting, you could choose wedding-related movies, too, such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding and My Best Friend’s Wedding.

8. Guess Who

This is a fun game in which you gather information about the engaged couple. Print the facts out on a sheet of paper and have your guests guess which fact belongs to which partner. If you're celebrating a heteroromantic marriage, for some added fun place a picture of a wedding dress on one side of the fact and a picture of a tux on the other to represent either the bride or the groom. Guests can circle the corresponding picture to determine who the fact belongs to.

9. Fairy Tale Matchup

Weddings are often a dream come true, or a fairy tale of sorts, for the intended, which is why a fairy tale matchup game makes perfect sense. This game consists of listing the names of Disney princesses or heroines on one side and Disney Princes or heroes on the other in a mixed up order. Ask your guests to match the princess to her corresponding prince. For instance, matching Ariel and Prince Eric, Cinderella and Prince Charming, and Snow White and The Prince.

10. Bridal Shower Scattergories

Create a numbered list of 12 wedding related items on a sheet of paper. Leave a blank line next to each item so that guests may fill in their answers. You could list out items such as:

  • A term of endearment
  • Gift found on a wedding registry
  • Honeymoon hotspot

Draw letters on to small pieces of paper and fold them over. Place the letters in a hat and mix them up. Pull out a letter at random. The letter that you pull is the first letter of the answer your guests have to use. For instance, if you pick the letter S, your guests could put sweetie for a term of endearment. If any guests have the same answer, they do not get any points. If a guest has two words that start with the same letter, they get double the points and so on. For instance, if the letter you pick is P and a guest says pretty princess as a term of endearment, that would count as two points.

11. Put a Ring It

This game can create tons of laughter among bridal shower guests. Hand each guest a chopstick and ask them to place it between their teeth and lips. Place a bowl of candy fruit rings, such as peach rings, in front of each guest. Tell the guests that they must pick up as many of the candy rings as possible using the chopstick. Instruct the guests not to use their hands or they will automatically lose the game. Whoever has the most rings on their chopstick wins the game.

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12. Garter Toss

Purchase cheap garters and bottles of sparkling cider and entertain bridal shower guests with a game of garter toss. The goal is to toss the garter so that it lands on the bottle of sparkling cider. Whoever lands the most points wins the game. You may want to set a certain point limit before the game starts. Try sticking with 5-10 points since that seems to be a relatively good range of numbers for a large group of guests.

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13. Mad Lib Wedding Vows

Have the guests help the bride write up some hilarious wedding vows using a version of the original Mad Lib game. Put plenty of blanks throughout the vows and have guests insert adjectives, verbs, nouns, and emotions. If you have a large group of people, it will be hilarious to see what funny vows people think up. For some added fun and laughter, have each guest read their Mad Lib wedding vows out loud.

14. Receiving Line

When it comes to choosing bridal shower games for large groups of people, nothing beats this game. For this game, you will have to divide your guests into teams. On one side of the room, you will need to place bowls filled with rice. On the other side of the room, have small, empty mason jars. Have each team line up between their bowl and their jar. The point of the game is for guests to use their hands only. The first member of the team will scoop out a handful of rice from the bowl and place it to the next team member’s hand. The team members will continue passing the rice from one hand to the next until they have placed their rice in the jar. The team with the most rice in their jar at the end wins the game.

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15. Wedding Traditions

Weddings have certainly changed over the centuries, particularly with many brides opting for a modern wedding rather than a traditional one. However, there are certain wedding traditions that find their way into even the most unique wedding situations. For instance, the bride carrying a bouquet of flowers or a flower girl tossing down petals. On a sheet of paper, list out various wedding traditions throughout the centuries and see if your guests can match the tradition with the reason why the tradition exists. This game makes it fun for guests to learn about the history of different wedding traditions.

16. ABC Wedding

Write out the letters A through Z in list-style and leave a blank line next to each letter. Have your guests' name wedding related items next to each blank. For instance, next to the letter B, a person could list bridal gown. Whoever has the most items written down by the end of the game wins. If any guests have matching answers, it will cancel out that response.

17. Mint to Be

Fill a bowl with mints and hand each guest a straw. For this game, no hands are allowed. Players will have to place the straw between their teeth and lips and use suction to grab hold of a mint. The player will have to keep the mint on the end of the straw and place it in an empty jar. The person with the most mints in their jar by the time the game is up wins. To make this game a little more fun and challenging, use a timer.

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18. Pin the Mustache on the Groom

Print out a jumbo size photo of the groom and hand each guest a mustache containing double-sided tape on one side. After blindfolding the guest, have them place the mustache on the picture. Whoever places the mustache as close to the proper place as possible wins the game. Another variation of this game is pin the veil on the bride in which you print a picture of the bride rather than the room and have guests tape a paper veil to the picture while blindfolded. Again, whoever places the veil as close to the correct position as possible wins.

19. Would They Rather

List things that the engaged would and would not want to do together and ask guests which they believe best suits the couple. For example, you can ask, “Would they rather go cruising or camping?” The person with the most correct guesses wins the game.

20. Tie the Knot

Make sure you have plenty of cherry stems available for this game. The way to win this game is to see who can tie the most cherry stem knots using only their teeth, tongue, and lips (no hands) in a minute. Although you can play this game without a timer, the aspect of racing the clock makes this game all the more hilarious.

21. The Price is Right Bridal Edition

Purchase a few small items that you know you would like to give to the bride at the end of the game as a gift. Line the gift items up on a table and have your guests play this fun version of The Price is Right. Guests will have to guess the correct price for each item. Whenever one guest guesses the price correctly or as close as possible, hand them the gift item to give to the bride. Not only will your guests have fun playing a fun twist on this classic TV show game, but the bride will also get some very cool and much-needed gifts out of it.

22. Guess Who Bridal Guest Version

If you have ever played the game Guess Who, you know that the point was to determine who was your character based on a set number of clues such as male or female, glasses or no glasses, and short hair or long hair. You can do this exact same thing with your bridal shower guests. In terms of bridal shower guests for large groups, this one works best when you have a lot of guests in attendance. The more guests there are the more challenging it will be to figure out which guest is being described. Whoever guesses the guest correctly wins the game.

23. Wedding Crashers

Hand each player a ping-pong ball and have them see if they can bounce the ball across a table in order to knock down a stack of plastic cups. Whoever knocks down the most plastic cups wins the game.

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24. Name That Groom

Hold up a picture of a famous celebrity bride, such as the Duchess of Cambridge and have the guests guess who her famous celebrity partner was. If a celebrity has been married more than once, let guests know which partner you would like them to name, such as the first or most recent.

25. Ball and Chain

Secure one end of a rope around a lightweight plastic ball. Secure the other end of the rope around the guest’s ankle. Line up water balls on the ground and have your guest swing the rope and ball around Skip-It style to see who can knock the most bottles down in a minute. Whoever manages to knock over the most bottles wins the game. For some added phone, spray paint the plastic ball black to make it look more like a ball and chain.

26. Kiss the Bride

Pictionary can be a fun and hilarious game, especially when you are trying to think up creative bridal shower games for large groups of people. However, the idea behind kiss the bride puts an entertaining twist on the classic game. Make sure you have a large drawing pad available. Place the drawing pad on an easel and hand the guest that is nominated to draw a tube of lipstick. The guest drawing the picture must do so using the tube of lipstick. However, this is a no hands allowed game, meaning the tube of lipstick must be placed between the teeth and lips.

27. What Was She Wearing

The goal of this game is to have the bride-to-be announce that she will be right back as she steps out of the room. The guests all think she will be right back but in reality, you are going to have her wait outside while you ask each guest to remember what she was wearing. Whoever guesses the bride’s outfit the closest (down to the most minute details if possible) wins the game.

Final Thoughts on Best Bridal Shower Games for Large Groups

With the fun and hilarious games listed above, you can make any bridal shower an absolute blast. In truth, bridal shower game ideas are endless. All you need is the creative mind to think up whatever hilarious game concoctions are available. It’ll surely give the couple wonderful memories before their wedding.

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Top 10 Best Snowboard Goggles For You

Heading for the mountains this winter? You’ll need to have a pair of snowboard goggles to protect your eyes from wind, cold, and blowing snow.

Comparison Table

Best Snowboard Goggles for the Avid Sports Person

Goggles will help you improve your visibility while in the snow, especially in a whiteout or low light conditions. Here are the 10 best snowboarding goggles to consider:

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Dragon Alliance X2s Lumalens Goggles

Dragon Alliance X2 Ski Goggles, West/Purple Ion
  • Helmet compatible with silicone strap backing; Large fit Size
  • 100% UV protection on a optically correct 6 base injected lens
  • Patented Frameless Technology with Armored venting

These goggles allow users to quickly switch the lens. It is fitted with a green ion and an amber glass.

The model comes with a strong carry case to protect the spare lens from breaking. However, these Dragon goggles are somehow flimsy and more fragile than others on the list.   

2

Electric California EG3

Electric Eyewear Kleveland Matte Black/Brose/Blue Chrome One Size
  • Ergonomic frame design
  • Mold injected thermoplastic urethane (TPU) frame
  • 100% UV protection

This is the perfect example of a frameless, spherical goggle. It is the latest model of the Electric California EG series.

This pair of snowboard goggles is the ultimate combination of style and quality. The lens is constructed with a one-way pressure valve to create its distinct concave shape with an anti-fog coating.

3

Winterial Magnetic Goggles

Winterial Magnetic Ski and Snowboard Goggles, Includes 2...
  • Magnetic interchangeable lens system; bright light lens and fire orange lens included; perfect for all weather...
  • Lightweight frame design with multi outlet ventilation technology; these ski and snowboard goggles weigh only 5.8 ounces
  • Anti fog double layer lens and 100% UV protection for tier 1 optical performance

This is one of the best snowboards goggles you can purchase if you are on a budget.

As the name suggests, this model allows you to swap quickly between the dual lenses. It comes with a blue and yellow glass for excellent visibility. You can quickly switch the lens by peeling off the thin outer blue glass to reveal the yellow one beneath it.

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Smith Squad XL

Smith Optics Adult Squad Snow Goggles,Whiteout Frame/ChromaPop Sun...
  • Medium Fit and Helmet Compatible
  • Select colorways available with ChromaPop, Cylindrical Carbonic-X lenses with TLT Lens Technology for Crystal Clear...
  • Ultra Wide Silicone Backed Strap and Dual-slide Strap Adjusent System

Released in January 2018, this is the most recent innovation of the Smith brand. The XL version is bigger and has improved qualities than the older brands. In fact, it has one of the largest cylindrical lenses in the market today.

These goggles offer comfort to a wide range of users – from small faces or large face snowboarders.

It also has a good optical quality that allows you to rid in both high and low light conditions - the dual Chroma pop lenses for sunny days and a faint light option for lower light conditions.

5

Snowboard Goggles

ZIONOR X4 Ski Snowboard Snow Goggles Magnet Dual Layers Lens Spherical...
  • High Performance Anti-fog & UV Protection - Ski & snowboard goggles with unique anti-fogging treatment and 100% UV400...
  • Magnetic Lens Technology - 8 magnets hold the lens tight and easy to be replaced for different terrains and light...
  • Spherical View and Smooth Venting - 180+ degree panoramic view design for super clear vision and less visual...

If you need fashionable and unique snowboard goggles, then this model is one of the best goggles you will come across.

It has a stretchy strap which makes the goggles easy to adjust over a helmet. It also has a generous fit that makes them quite popular with people with larger faces.

The optical ability of this goggles enables you to enjoy clear visibility while snowboarding. The spherical lenses have been treated effectively to prevent scratches and fog.

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Von Zipper ALTXM Goggles

VONZIPPER ALT XM, Black Satin/Wildlife
  • Extreme light weight frameless design
  • Dual polycarbonate Toric lens
  • 100% UV protection

The ALT-XM is developed for a rider who needs high-quality lens goggles for one-time use. However, this one-time use goggle has top-notch performance.

The hybrid lens is designed with weight-saving features that ensure you are comfortable while snowboarding.

7

Oakley Line Miner Goggles

Oakley Line Miner Snow Goggles
  • Oakley keeps your sights clear so you can shred with the Line Miner goggle.

This model gives you a peripheral vision despite its cylindrical lens and thick frames. However, you have to use a self-heating system to ensure the lens are never fogged.

The lens provides an adaptable vision in the wind, cold, and blowing snow regions.  

8

Electric EG 2.5

Electric EG2.5 Goggles Possy Pink/Jet Black Plus Bonus Lens, One Size
  • Lens: spherical
  • Frame: thermoplastic urethane
  • Ventilation: frame and lens

An excellent choice for people with smaller faces. The frame of this goggle allows you to have a full field of view of the surrounding. Also, the lightweight frame ensures comfort and fit to the user.

The lens is spherical and provides clarity to the users. The reflective finish on the goggles allows it to be fog-free for a limited duration of time.

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Anon M3 Goggles

Anon Men's M3 Goggle with Spare Lens, Black Frame Red Solex Lens
  • Cylindrical lens construction reduces peripheral distortion for full clarity
  • Wall-to-Wall Vision incorporates optimal optics in a low-profile frame that utilizes 40% thinner face foam for an...
  • Triple layer face foam features moisture wicking fleece for the most comfortable goggle-to-face fit that seals out the...

If you want some Magna-tech on your lenses wrapped in a sleek frame, the Anon M3 is a great choice. The integration and optical clarity are top-notch – almost second to none. Your face will never happier on the cold hills.  

10

Oakley Flight Deck

Oakley OO7050-20 Flight Deck Eyewear, Matte Black, Prizm Sapphire...
  • Snow goggles featuring logoed band and rimless lens design for improved peripheral vision
  • Lens sub-frame attachment for fast and easy lens changing
  • Platonize lens material for 100% protection against UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light

The innovation of this model was inspired by the flight pilot helmets.

This design has oversized spherical lenses that are modified to minimize weight and increase comfort. It is frameless and easy to switch the lens, making it one of the most popular best snowboard goggles today.

Get Your New Snowboard Goggles Today!

It is crucial for you to find the best pair of snowboarding goggles. When purchasing the goggles, one of the main factors to consider is the color of the lens. Snowboarding goggles are available in wide variety of color lens each specialized for a specific condition.

Also, ensure that the pair you settle on offers protection from both UV-A and UV-B light. Look for goggles that are constructed with double lens technology. This will help you avoid fogging.

Happy snowboarding!

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How To Pitch A Softball For Beginners

There are two types of softball games. There’s the classic weekend slow pitch beer league that you may participate in with friends or co-workers. Then there’s the fast pitch softball where the speed of the pitching will make your head spin. Both look very different and there is a time and place for each type of pitching style. However, there are a lot of similarities between fast and slow pitch. Just like learning to walk before you can run; it’s often helpful to learn how to slow pitch before you move onto fast pitch.

Slow Pitching a Softball

a girl wearing a softball gloves and preparing to throw the softball

If you have dreams of winning your beer league championship and you want to be your team’s MVP then you will want to learn how to pitch a softball like a true champion. Good slow pitch players can make the game look easy but throwing a strike on a consistent basis is much easier said than done. Standing on the mound and staring down the batter is enough to make many people nervous.

First, you should make sure you have a good understanding of your local rules. In most slow pitch leagues you are aiming to hit the home plate mat below the batter. In addition, there are typically rules that dictate how high you can throw the ball. Before you learn how to pitch a softball you need to make sure you know the rules you’re working with.

In slow pitch leagues you are not allowed to wind up before throwing. This means that you cannot generate the same kind of speed you see in fast pitch. In order to get the ball to the mat and earn a strike you must throw the ball in an arc.

The best way to make an accurate throw is to ensure your momentum is always moving forward. Holding the ball, bring your throwing hand back just above waist height. Now, as you begin to move your hand forward, be sure to step into the throw to generate momentum. Release the ball on the upswing of your pitching motion to get that nice arc shape.

When you begin, you will find you lack accuracy. There is no way to understand the power needed without practice time. The amount of power you need to put into your pitch will also change based on conditions like wind.

Fast Pitching a Softball

a woman about to throw the softball

Some of the basic motions from slow pitch apply to fast pitch but there are a lot of differences between the two styles. In fast pitch you are aiming for a strike much like in baseball. Instead of attempting to hit the mat like in slow pitch you want to send the ball over the home plate between the batter’s knees and shoulders. This is called the strike zone.

Generating the power to drive the ball through the strike zone while maintaining accuracy is a difficult task. Much like in slow pitch, you want to ensure that your momentum is moving forward. In addition, you need to have a strong grip on the ball so that you don’t release the ball too early before you have completed the motions.

If you are pitching with your right hand then your left leg will be your “kick” leg. Line up with your right foot on the front of the rubber and your left foot on the back. As you begin your motion you will pull your pitching hand back to waist height. Now, you use forward momentum to generate power. Bring your arm forward to waist height and kick your left foot forward along the ground while pushing off using your right foot.

Turn your body so that your hips are facing your target as you continue the throwing motion. Your arm will make a full circle through the air to generate as much pitching power as possible. Once your throwing hand reaches your hip you want to snap your wrist forward and stabilize your body. Be sure to follow through even after releasing the ball to help keep your throwing motion on target.

Much like with slow pitch, your first fast pitch attempt may not be a clean strike. Learning the motions and the power needed to hit the strike zone is an essential part of learning how to throw a softball.

Practice Makes Perfect

photo focused on the softball thrown

Learning how to pitch a softball is not an overnight task. There is a lot of practice required to learn the motions and the power needed to throw a strike every time you face down a batter. Want to get better? Get out there with a friend and start throwing!