Best Improv Games for Kids, Teens & Adults this Year

Do you remember those Whose Line Is It Anyway improv games? Have you ever been on an improv show? Well, improv games find their roots in theater and actors play them by some rules. We will talk about them a bit later. What we want to discuss today are some of the best improv games for kids, teens, and adults. Besides keeping everyone involved in a deep state of fun, improv games develop wit and communication like no others. They have both an entertaining and educational value, and make excellent choices for group play.

Why Are Improv Games for Kids, Teens, And Adults Useful?

We’ve all experienced the sometimes awkward process of getting to know new people, especially in group settings. More often than not, improv games are a great way to allow people to get to know one another in a fun fashionImprov games are essentially games that are designed to improve on an individual’s improv acting skills in the theater. These games also make great icebreakers and are just plain fun for anybody to play.

Children love the interactive rules of improv games and are much more likely to have fun because of the unpredictable nature of these games. Since there is a great variety of games, kids are not the only ones who can participate. Corporate outings and company team-building exercises are also implementing improv games to encourage unity and cohesion among employees.

Improv Games for kids and teens are also some of the best activities you can organize indoors as a parent. No matter whether you stay inside the house to play while following the lockdown rules or you moved in the back yard for some cool outdoor challenges, the idea is that improv games benefit the young minds in more ways than one.

Take a look at these next thirteen fun, energetic, and creative improv games for kids, teens, and adults that can be used in a variety of settings.

13 Best Improv Games for Kids, Teens, and Adults

Game #1:

Imitation

This first game is simple and fun for any group, kids, or adults. The game starts with everyone forming a circle. Someone will start by performing some kind of action, small or big, such as snapping or a dance move. The player can also opt to make a sound of some sort like a dog barking or whistling a short tune. The goofier the better. The next person in the circle will then do their best to imitate that sound or action and the next person will imitate that person and so on and so forth. The game is similar to the telephone. You might think it should be simple to imitate a sound or action, but as more people attempt it, the more distorted and amusing it becomes. It is one of the best and funniest things to do indoors on a rainy afternoon with your kids and their friends.

Game #2:

Ten Strikes and You’re Out!

This next game can be played by any age group and in small or large groups. Each individual holds up each of their fingers, representing the number of “strikes” they get before they are out. One at a time, each person will state something that is true about themselves but is hopefully not true about the other group members. Do not mistake this for a “Never Have I Ever Game,” or a “Truth or Dare” game, however. For example, I could state that I own a dog. Whoever can say “I too own a dog” is safe. But whoever does not own a dog has to put a finger down. When someone runs out of fingers, they are out. The last person to have a finger up wins. The goal is to say something that is true of you but NOT true about others, so the more unique you can make it, the better. This game encourages players to pay attention to and learn about the other group members so they can plan their turn strategically.

Game # 3: 

Rocks Ahead!

This game requires some props, really anything that can be placed on the ground as an obstacle such as a shoe, pillow, toys, chairs, etc. One person is picked as the Captain who is at the wheel of the “ship” but cannot see anything due to heavy fog (this member is blindfolded). The rest of the group are the mates who are on the lookout for any obstacles that might sink the ship like rocks, reefs, etc. which are represented by the various obstacles placed on the ground throughout the room. The group, using only their words, will do their best to navigate the blindfolded Captain through the obstacles without touching any of them. If so desired, you may allow the “ship” 1 or 2 brushes against an obstacle to making the game a little easier. However, the game is most fun when the captain is left to tend to their duties and each crewmate can only utter one single piece of advice. This is especially noticeable if the team is pretty big. The more cremates, the better the game becomes.

Game #4:

Back to the Future

This game involves 2-4 players who will take a few minutes to improvise the plot for a short scene but will not act it out. Then the audience will decide if they want to see what preceded that scene or what happens after. This game promotes teamwork among the actors and is just plain amusing for the audience. This game works best for a group of friends or family members on a weekend, where some of the participants want to play a society game while others just want to have some fun without the effort. If you’re especially creative or knowledgeable you can try mixing some real history with made-up facts to make things even more interesting for the audience.

Game #5:

Turn and Trust

This next game is great for building trust and teamwork. It is one of the best team building games and activities to try on any occasion. Have the group form a circle with everyone standing really close together. Then instruct the group to make a quarter-turn to the left. Then ask everyone to move in, standing even closer together. Next, ask the whole group to sit down simultaneously. If done properly, each group member will end up sitting on each other’s knees. If you really want to challenge them, instruct them to walk while sitting by telling them which foot to start with. Do be careful, however, that this particular task could end up with some minor injuries. Be responsible and organize this game in some place where the floor is soft enough to prevent any damage that could occur during such a challenge.

Game #6:

Octopus

This next game is simple and makes one of the best improv games for kids or teens. It works well for adults too. The group starts in either a circle or a line with each player holding hands. The group then moves around with an inevitable tangle of people forming. For added fun, have the group then try and untangle themselves. You’ll surely get lots of laughs when partaking in this fun improv game for most ages.

Game #7:

Jabbering Jargon

This improv game is structured around an individual, with audience participation. The individual starts calling out any words he/she wants with the goal of saying as many words as possible that have no association with the previous word. For example, I could say, “baseball, sky, bed, dog, lamp, light bulb” but at the light bulb, I would stop since there is an association between lamp and light bulb. This game encourages creativity and focuses on the individual and vigilance from the group since they will be the ones stopping the individual when an association is made.

Game #8:

Fast-Forward/Rewind

In this game, you will need to pick a “director” and the rest of the group will serve as actors. The actors will act out a scene and at any point, the director can “rewind” or “fast-forward” the scene at which point the actors will adjust their scene accordingly. This is a great game for improving impromptu skills and also forces the actors to work in unison, especially in the “fast-forward” portions of the game. It’s even more fun if you enact strict rules like “you have to replace the word x with the word y after z rewinds”. The game tests the participants’ memory this way while also staying pretty fun and fresh for the entire duration. Overall, a great game for patient and creative people.

Game #9:

Active Audience

This game is played with 1-3 players as the “storytellers” and the rest of the group provides assistance when the storytellers look to the crowd for creative ideas. For example, a storyteller may say, “I like Italian food but my favorite food of all time is…” At this point the audience could yell out “dirty socks” or “beach towel” and the storyteller would continue, “I like Italian food but my favorite food of all time is dirty socks. Dirty socks just really hit the spot when I’m famished.” The story can go for as long as you like. This is a great improv game that encourages the storytellers to tap into their creative side. It also leads to some great jokes that can be referenced for a long time. In some instances, the game could literally continue for hours on end without any breaks. This is the level of fun that we’re talking about when we have such an interactive game as this one.

Game #10:

The Voice

This next game is great for an improv class or just a fun game for anyone to engage in. It can take place on a stage or anywhere there is ample room. The group, minus one, will come up with a scene to act out. One individual will not be acting but will instead be the voice of an “invisible character” whom the rest of the actors will have to incorporate into their scene. The “voice” is a supposed invisible character whom the actors can see but the audience cannot. It’s a great game especially for children because it forces them to use their imagination and creativity to create a compelling story.

Game #11:

Rumor Has It…

This is a great warm-up game for any group. All players sit in a circle. The first person points at an individual and whispers, “Did you hear…?” to the person next to them. That person affirms and adds to the silly rumor. For example, the game might start with a player pointing to the person across from them and whispering to their neighbor, “Did you hear Joe has a reverse aging disorder and is actually over 200 years old?” The neighbor might then gasp dramatically and whisper to their neighbor, “Did you hear Joe has a reverse aging disorder and is actually over 200 years old and is from Mars?” This would continue until the person sitting next to Joe would tell the audience the collective rumors she/he heard about Joe. This game encourages creativity and emphasizes memory recall and is also sure to lead to some fun inside jokes. You can also make your own rules to attempt making the game even more fun. For example, you might force the players to make the following rumor rhyme with the previous one. That in itself adds even more creativity to an already fun and creative game.

Game #12:

In Sync

For this game, you will need to come up with three things that can be easily mimicked with hand gestures. For example, if you picked a king, the sign could be to use your hands to form a crown above your head. If you picked a chicken, the sign could be to bob your head and cluck. Consider this a game of charades or a part of the Fishbowl Game if you like. The mimicking part is the same across the board. You can pick anything, just make sure all the players know the three things agreed upon and what their signs are. At your signal, each player will pick one of the three things and will make the appropriate sign. The game continues until everyone in the group picks the same thing to act out. It is fun to watch who leads the group in which thing to act out and who is stubborn in following!

Game #13:

Group Mime

This last game involves group coordination to mime a group activity. For example, tug-o-war, rowing a boat, peddling a 10 person bike, etc. This game encourages suggestions from the audience and teamwork from the players. If there is no audience then simply ask any one of the players for a suggestion of what to mime. Again, it can last for hours on end given the fact that you and your teammates are young and full of energy.

There you have it, 13 fun improv games. Do you still need more fun game suggestions? Make sure you check out our extensive list of dice games as well!

Best Improv Games for Kids, Teens & Adults: Rules

As we said at the beginning of this article, improv games also come with rules. It doesn’t matter if you choose to play improv warm-up games for a team building session, improv games for teens to keep them busy this summer, or situation based improv games to put on a play or a show, the rules are mostly the same. Inspired by theater practice, they sound like this:

  • Do not deny anything, denial is the worst practice for improv games. You always have to agree with a statement. Moreover, for good improv, you play the game along the lines of YES, AND…
  • Never ask questions with an open end;
  • Always make a statement;
  • Improv games and exercises’ results do not necessarily have to be funny. There are big differences between improv and stand-up comedy, so you should know which is which. If the material in stand-up should be funny, in improv it is not a rule to make people laugh, although we are all used to the comedic takes of improv shows.
  • Mind the partners you wok with in improv, as if you make them look good, you will look good as well;
  • Always tell a story, no matter how short or absurd;
  • It is alright to make mistakes.

Improv Games: Share Your Story!

Have you ever played improv games for kids with your children at home? How about short improv games with your friends who come over in weekends? Do you prefer improv games for team building sessions with your employees an colleagues? Tell us if you ever engaged in such fun activity and how it worked! We’d love to hear from your experiences and examples of fun improv games anyone can play!

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41 Fun Youth Group Icebreakers

Do you run a youth group? In need of some youth group icebreakers to get meetings off to the right start? Oftentimes, a youth group brings together young people from different parts of the community who don’t know each other. Many church leaders who work with youth choose to start a service with an “icebreaker.”

These can be questions, get-to-know-you activities, or even just silly games. However, youth group icebreakers should always come with a purpose. Even the most absurd of games can lend to the theme of a message of that day. They also have the added benefit of expelling some of the energy that would later lead to distractions during the service. Enjoy these fun activities with your youth group!

Youth Group Icebreaker Name Games

Sometimes when a lot of new kids have begin attending service, it is good to welcome them to the group with a name game. Getting everyone familiar with each other, and starting with the basics of knowing names, is crucial to good teamwork.

Whomp Em

Whomp Em is a fun circle game. Have everyone stand in a circle. One player is chosen to stand in the middle with a pillow. The player in the middle can only get out by hitting someone in the knees with the pillow. Then they say their name and someone else’s name in the circle. This game is great at relieving excess energy and can go on for a while without getting old. Make sure you set the rule that no one can say the same name twice.

Bumpity Bump Bump Bump

Just like Whomp’ Em, in this game, everyone but one stands in a circle. The person in the middle says the name of someone in the circle followed by “Bumpity bump bump bump.” The person whose name has been called must say the names of the people on either side of them. Pick a random word (spaghetti, ribbit, etc.) that either a facilitator or the person in the middle can shout out at any moment forcing everyone to move elsewhere on the circle and learn new names.

Getting to Know Each Other Youth Group Icebreakers

Even the most close-knit of youth groups will face the drama that comes with being a young person. Playing get-to-know-you games can help the kids in your youth group to identify their similarities and differences. This is critical in teaching them how to work together.

Speed Friending

Speed Friending is much like speed dating, but without the extra awkwardness! Set up several small tables with two chairs at each one. Players get a set amount of time to talk to each other before the facilitator blows the whistle and they must move on. The time should vary with the age group. 7 minutes is perfect for high school students. Be sure to provide some topics for discussion on the table. This avoids situations where the pairs feel under pressure about coming up with original topics.

Question Web

Provide a list of questions (like “Where in the world would you most like to travel?” or “What three books would you want to have on a desert island?”) that everyone can see. There should be at least one question for each player. Have players sit on the floor, with one having a ball of twine or yarn. Have that player answer a question from the list. Then have them look at another player, call their name, and throw the ball of yarn at them while holding on to an end of the yarn. By the end, everyone will know a little more about the others in the group. You will have formed a “friendship web” in the meantime, which makes for great social media picture posts to remember good youth group icebreakers.

If

Provide notecards and pens for everyone in the group, then have them write down one or two “If” questions. Examples could include: “If your house was on fire and you could only save one possession, which would it be?” “If you had to save ten animals for Noah’s Ark, which ones would you save?” Shuffle the notecards while scanning for naughty questions to censor, then set them in a pile in the middle of the circle. Have everyone pick a random question from the pile to answer. One way to keep this more engaging is to have one person pull a question and then ask anyone else in the circle that question.

Name that Person

Divide the group into two teams. Have everyone write down five things that few people know about them, in order of difficulty. Gather the cards, keeping them separated by teams. The other team gets to guess who it is, receiving five points if the first guess is right and one point less for each clue after that. The team with the most points at the end wins. This game can be a great youth ice breaker in talking about how no one really knows a person truly besides themselves and God.

Flags

Provide the group with paper, paints, markers, and other craft supplies. Have each person design a flag that represents them. At the end, have everyone share their flags with the group. Each person should take turns discussing why they chose the symbols on their flags. This is one of several youth group icebreakers on this list that’s better for younger aged groups. While children might not be as educated when it comes to symbolism, symbols, and their meaning, they can indeed find their own definition. And it’s interesting to see how they’re capable of expressing it and what things they associated with certain symbols. That way, you might even determine how a child will end up growing when they become an adult.

Line Up

This game is best with a large group. Tell the group that, without speaking, they have to line up in order of height. Once this is done, try lining up alphabetically by first name, last name, or even birthdate. The group will have fun figuring out how to communicate with gestures. To keep the pace up and the laughs flowing, play some music, and put them on a timer. With the right adult guidance, this game can become plenty of fun and it forces the children to get creative so that they can share their message with others without using any words whatsoever.

Sit Down If

This game is great if you need to keep your audience in a seated formation. Have everyone stand up. Then proceed with statements that start with “Sit down if. . . ” The statements can get pretty silly, such as “Sit down if you’ve ever eaten a bug.” The last person standing gets some sort of prize or designation. You can also make up extra rules such as letting kids sit down and lose only after three things that they have done so that the game can last even longer and the kids can learn even more about each other.

Seven Word Biographies

Explain to the group that they must sum up their entire life in seven words. For example, “Born. Boring career. Found God. Changed Forever.” Many ice breakers ask for opinions, but few ask about a person’s entire life. This is great for the group to get to know each other, but also for the leaders to better understand where the members of their group are coming from. This is also a good opportunity for you to quickly identify any major concerns or problems with your kids.

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Shuffle on Over

Have the group stand in a circle, and then place their shoes in front of them. One pair of shoes is removed, making one less spot than there are players. One player stands in the middle and says, “Shuffle on over if. . .”, ending the statement with something that applies to them. Everyone who agrees with the statement must run to a new spot. It’s important that you tell them they’re not allowed to the next spot over from them. Whoever is left without a spot is the next person to say “shuffle on over. . .”. As a group, come up with a funny catchphrase to say to make everyone run around!

Concentric Circles

This game is great for large groups. Form two circles, one within the other, of equal size. Players across from each other are partners. A leader asks a question such as, “which activities are you involved with at school?” The partners give each other the answer to that question. Then the leader says, “Switch!” The outer circle revolves one spot, giving everyone a new partner. A new question is asked, and the game continues until everyone has spoken to each person in the other circle.

Toaster

The group sits on the floor in a circle. A toaster is in the middle, along with a facilitator, bread, and several toppings. Make the toppings as unique as possible. Start with sweets, but also include random things like really spice sauce. Why not add some marmite too to keep things interesting? Everyone takes turns sharing interesting facts about themselves. The goofier, the better! Whoever is talking when the toast pops up must eat the toast with one of the toppings. With each piece of toast, the toppings will get stranger and players will state facts more quickly to avoid them! Be absolutely sure to check for food allergies before playing this game. Your youth group icebreakers should never end in hospitalizations!

Entertaining Youth Group Icebreakers.

Before a more serious service, it can be good to play something lighthearted. More silly youth group icebreakers can help everyone feel more comfortable around each other and keep them coming back each week.

Chomp

Have everyone sitting or standing in a circle. In the middle of the circle, place three articles of clothing, such as a large sweater, a scarf, and a hat. Also add in some delicious but difficult to chew food, such as marshmallows or chocolate. Taffies are also a great choice. One player receives two dice. When he or she rolls doubles, they will pass the die and run to the middle of the circle. Next they quickly throw on the clothes there and attempt to eat as much food as possible. You can make this game even more difficult by making players pick up the food with a fork or chopsticks. The only goal of the game is to eat some of the food before it is all gone!

Ping Pong Ball Messages

Write the letters to a message on ping pong balls, and place them in a bucket. The bucket can be filled with water or slime, depending on how gross you want to make it. Pudding and green food dye is a good way to keep things marginally gross. To make the process go faster, also include blank ping pong balls for the spaces in between words. If you have a larger group, have the same message in several buckets, and have the team that unscrambles the message the fastest win! This is a great way to introduce the verse of the day.

Octopus Tag

Have everyone form a pair that links elbows. One pair is “it” and has to chase after all the other pairs. When they catch another pair, the pairs link elbows, forming a group of four. They must stay together for a tag to count, and only the people on the end can tag. The winners are the pair of people who are still free! This is a fun youth group icebreaker for keeping everyone active while also building teamwork. As you can imagine, this game is ideal when you’re dealing with a very large number of people. We recommend playing it outdoors for the best possible experience. If you’re going to play it inside, you’re going to have a bad time trying to dodge all indoor obstacles and being constrained by walls.

French Charades

This game is a mix of Telephones and Charades. There are two teams, with each person on each team numbered. The first person on each team goes outside of the room to hear a situation that they must act out without words. Biblical stories are, of course, great to incorporate into this game to keep things relevant. The second person on the team goes outside of the room to see the first person act out the situation. Then the third person watches the second person act, and so on. It goes down the line and the team that is closest to guessing the actual story at the end is the winner.

Best Meme Contest

Bring funny pictures of the youth group leaders along with any submissions from your group members. Have the players look at the picture and then write a clever meme for each one. They can work independently, but this is more fun as a team or pair activity. Establish a point system for first, second, and third funniest memes. Bonus points for humorous and appropriate biblical references. The player or team with the most points at the end wins!

Sock Wars

Everyone takes their shoes off and leaves them to the side. Now players must crawl around, trying to pull off other people’s socks. The last person to still have one or both socks on wins! Ideally, you’d best warn people before partaking in this game to avoid embarrassing moments, such as discovering that one of the youths has dirty or torn up socks. For youngsters, such a moment can feel humiliating and it can ruin their entire mood.

Church Scavenger Hunt

A church scavenger hunt requires a lot of advanced planning, but it’s great for having kids who only come to church on Wednesdays get to know the place better. You can also put secret messages related to biblical stories or prizes in different fixed locations.

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Clothespin Mixer

Each player attaches five clothespins to their sleeves. The goal is to get their clothespins off of their sleeves and onto someone else’s by the end of the time. If this game is played at a lock-in or other more laid-back event, it’s a great way to keep an on-going source of competition. Make sure you color code the clothespins so that you can figure out where each one came from.

Encore

Break everyone out into even groups. The facilitator yells out words that are frequently featured in popular songs. Groups win a round by singing a song with that word in unison. This game is sure to be popular with anyone who has watched Pitch Perfect! If your organization does lots of songs, then this is a great youth group icebreaker for new members not comfortable singing yet.

Act & React

Players pick a scenario from a hat and the player must act out the emotions from that event. For example, someone who picked “about to get married” might act fluttery and nervous. Other players guess what is happening. To make the game even harder, make the rule that the actor can’t talk.

Birdie on a Perch

Everyone pairs up and decides who will be a birdie and who will be a perch. Then form concentric circles, with the birdies on the outside and the perches on the inside. Have the birdies walk clockwise and the perches counter-clockwise to music. When the music stops birdies must run to their perch (their partner’s knee). The last pair to find each other is out. The winners are the pair that find each other first in the last round.

Cinderella’s Shoe

In this game, partners sit next to each other in a circle. One partner is blindfolded. The partner who is not blindfolded must throw their shoe in the middle of the circle. The blindfolded partner must go to the middle of the circle to receive the shoe with only their partner’s voice to guide them. This is a great partner activity to get group members familiar with and trusting of each other.

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Mummy

Have out several rolls of toilet paper and a few people who volunteer to be mummified. Form equal teams around each mummy. The first team to completely wrap their mummies with toilet paper wins! Be sure to take some pictures. You can turn this into a game of tag afterwards to increase the scare factor.

Freeze Dance

An oldie but a goodie. Play some funky music and have everyone dance. When the music stops, the players must too. Anyone caught moving with no music playing is out! If you have a lot of new members, add a rule that the person who it out has to share a story or fact about themselves.

Strange Disease Diagnosis

A player who has volunteered to be a doctor leaves the room while the patients decide what cooky disease they have. Explain that it should be fictitious. Something like thinking they are goats or being allergic to air. Bring the doctor back in and let the insanity ensue!

Weird Talent Show

This is a great game to bring people up to the front. Host a talent show for people with weird talents or attributes. This a chance for youth group members with extremely long fingers or an ability to burp the alphabet to finally be in the spotlight.

Zoom-In Game

Here is a short game to bring attention to the front of the room. Project an image of a zoomed-in object. Have everyone guess what it is and throw prizes to whoever guesses right first.

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Barnyard

Everyone is blindfolded and assigned to an animal. They have to make that animal’s sound and group themselves with other people around them who are the same animal. This is a fun game that is sure to bring laughs. Have people take their shoes off first to avoid injuries. Clear any chairs and desks to the sides of the room so everyone has space to move around.

Screamer

Everyone sits in a circle, looking at the ground. On “Heads Up,” they must look up into someone’s eyes. If two people are staring at each other, they must both scream and get out of the circle. Sure, it sounds stupid on paper, but it gets really fun when you’re with a large group of youths. So don’t be pessimistic and try it out. You’ll most likely have the time of your life.

Killer Wink

In this game, one of the players is selected to be the murderer. Do so in such a way that players cannot tell who is chosen, perhaps by handing out slips of paper, one indicating that the player is a murderer. Players can either form a circle or just mingle about. Any player who is winked at by the murderer must wait five seconds and then die a fantastic theatrical death. A Player who thinks they know the murderer can raise their hand and say, “I accuse.” They ask for someone to second them without either naming who they will accuse. Then both accusers count to three and point to who they would like to accuse. If the two point to different people or both accuse an innocent person, both accusers die. Two accusers must point to the killer for the killing spree to end.

Outdoor Youth Group Icebreakers

If your church has an outdoor space, make the most of it! Outdoor games are great for expelling excess energy, and you will notice the improvement in behavior during the service!

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee is a great outdoor game, even for kids somewhat intimidated by sports. It’s non-contact sport with pretty simple and straightforward rules. To start, a team is chosen to pass the frisbee to the other side. The holder of the frisbee cannot take a step, although they can pivot. Points are only scored when a player passes a frisbee to a teammate in the end zone. Vary how many points are needed to win by how much time you have.

Big Bad Wolf

Have one player volunteer to be the wolf. The wolf stands apart from the other players (“the sheep”). On go, the wolf runs and tags as many players as possible before they cross an established safe line. Players who are tagged help the wolf tag more sheep in the next round. The winner is the last sheep left whom the wolves haven’t tagged.

Constant Contact

This game is great for smaller groups or for large groups broken up into teams. Have everyone on a team in a line with their feet touching. The goal is to cross a finish line. The catch is they can’t move forward unless everyone’s feet are connected to the group. A third party watches and blows a whistle when anyone has broken contact. At this point, the entire group must go back to the starting line and start over again.

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Ostrich Tag

Choose 1-2 hunters (depending on the size of the group) to try to tag the rest of the group (the ostriches). When an ostrich senses a hunter nearby, he must stick his head into the snow and thus avoid getting captured (or maybe just the top of his snow cap, depending on the weather). Make sure that it is a warmer day and the snow is soft.

Lawn Twister

Play a giant game of twister! All you need are stencils, spray paint, and a lawn. This is a great summer game—just make sure everyone is dressed modestly.

Frozen T-shirt Game

Play this game on a hot summer day! Soak a t-shirt for each contestant in water and freeze it overnight. Each contestant receives a bag with a frozen t-shirt. Whoever can get the shirt on the fastest is the winner. We recommend taking precautions, however, so that the kids don’t get a cold or pneumonia from such a game. Have heaters handy if necessary and ask beforehand if any of the kids are especially sensitive towards cold.

Giants, Wizards, Elves

Essentially a giant game of Rock Paper Scissors, this game is a riot to play. Divide the group into two equal teams. Instead of rock, paper, or scissors, a team can choose to be giants, wizards, or elves. Giants stand on the toes and roar, wizards cast a spell and say “shazam,” and elves cup their hands over their ears and say “EEE!” Giants beat elves by crushing them, elves beat wizards by outsmarting them, and wizards beat giants by casting a spell on them. Before a round, teams huddle and choose a creature. Then the troops gather across from each other. The team that chooses the winning creature runs and tags as many of the other team as they can. Tagged people join the other team. The team that captures everyone is the winner!

Everybody’s It

In this version of Tag, everyone tries to tag everyone else. Everyone who is tagged must sit down, and the last person standing is the winner. It can go by fast, so it can be fun to hold several rounds.

There you have it, 41 Youth Group Icebreakers that are sure to keep everyone moving and having fun. Check out our extensive list of icebreaker questions for more tips on keeping things upbeat. Remember, safety first, but fun in close second. Amend any one of these games to include biblical and other learning references as you wish.

What is your favorite game from this list? Have you had fun with other youth group icebreakers? Please let us know in the comments section!

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17 Great Indoor Team Building Games

There is nothing more important than a group of people having the ability to work together as a team. That’s why every office should have some fun indoor team building games to get everyone active and working together. It’s not always easy to get people working in a collaborative mindset.

Furthermore, most offices don’t have a ton of outdoor green space readily available. That’s why indoor team building games are an essential part of your working environment. And it’s not too late to get started!

Outdoor and indoor team building games really help to promote and foster relationships. This is especially crucial where individuals need to 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.

Indoor team building games help ease tension and promote a good relationship between employees or children. 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, we have compiled 17 of the best indoor team building games out there.

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. Are any great indoor team building games missing from this list? Please add your ideas to the comments at the bottom. You can always adapt games from our ultimate activities list into indoor fun.

1.) 3 Truths and a Lie

In this fun, getting-to-know-you team building activity, each person gets a chance to present themselves to the rest of the group. They will offer four personal statements to everyone, three of which are true and one which is false. 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.

To make this indoor team building game challenging, 3 truths and a lie is a great opportunity to present one’s most outlandish truths. This will make guessing the lie all that harder. If you’ve ever eaten a bizarre food or traveled to a remote location no one else in the office knows about, now is your time to share!

Just one thing: try to analyze the people you’re playing with. Know what their limits are. Some people might be disgusted with certain activities that you might’ve partaken in in the past, so be careful what you are willing to confess and what you are willing to make up for your story.

2.) Scavenger Hunt

An oldie but a goodie in the world of indoor team building games, scavenger hunts are gold for creativity and fun. You likely remember doing some sort of scavenger hunt game during your childhood. Small groups should be made to create teams that 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, or at least serve to educate in some way. 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 indoor team building game promotes united teamwork. When the game is done, everyone will have been reminded of different work/event procedures and policies. Those policies will have been incorporated in their lists for answers or items to find. If it’s a nice day and you have outdoor space, by all means venture outside.

But, a scavenger hunt can also be a great way for new employees to get to know the office that they’ll be working in. To organize a successful scavenger hunt, you needn’t use any space beyond the working environment on hand. Good treats or prizes for the winning team are certainly encouraged. Check out more ideas for how to make the perfect scavenger hunt here.

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. Then they need to behave 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. This is also one of those fun indoor team building games that lets employees showcase their acting and improv skills.

It can be really fun especially if you’re in a theater group. Or, if you think about it, it can be fun with just about anyone who’s willing to get creative for a bit. In any case, be nice to your colleagues and try to get them to act as a positive feeling instead of a negative one. That way you’ll all have fun and no one will be left feeling miserable after a few rounds.

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 to get into line properly without the use of sight or verbalizing the most basic and obvious of information: shoe size. As far as the danger level of indoor team building games, Big Foot carries some risk of injury. To reduce shin kicks, consider having everyone play in socks.

You can also rent Big Foot Racing Feet and other accessories that can make the game even more challenging and enjoyable at the same time. As long as you’re careful, you should have loads of fun with this game.

5.) See What I Mean?

In this challenging indoor team building game, one person draws a picture using only basic shapes. A volunteer then describes the picture drawn to everyone else. Without seeing the picture, each person must try to reproduce the picture based solely on what the volunteer is relaying to them. The ultimate goal is for them to be 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. This would exhibit how some people interpret directions and communication differently from others. It also shows how certain methods are more easily understood than others.

It’s a great game to get to know people and start to understand how they think. Humans are very different and knowing how they make connections between things, how they interpret certain sayings, or even their tone of voice when talking about some subject matters can significantly improve your relationship with them. How so? Because once you start understanding your colleague’s thought pattern, you’ll inevitably be able to better communicate your ideas and thus collaborate more efficiently.

6.) Zombie Escape

In this thrilling indoor team building 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 game can be made to be very similar to the “Escape the Room” puzzle houses.

This activity fosters collaborative teamwork and creative problem-solving skills under pressure.  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, useful for considering future assignments. By contrast, this game will reveal which people rise to the occasion under pressure and helps to bring out real team leaders.

7.) What’s My Name?

Write the name of a famous present or past figures on a name tag. You could also include types of people or jobs such as a nurse, geek, blind, homeless person, etc. Place the name tags on the backs 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. Throughout the game, they should be 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 amongst our list of indoor team building games. “What’s My Name” allows each person to confront stereotypes in the questions used and the answers are given. Additionally, it raises awareness as to how they treat others and others treat them based solely on their label. It permits each person to get a better idea of how we erroneously perceive people. The game also gives us insights into 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.) The interviewer’s 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 often. For a more active indoor team building game variety, have the pairs throw a basketball back and forth throughout questions. Or even a tennis ball works if your teammates and “rivals” are good at catching smaller objects in the air. Just be careful not to hit stuff, especially if your team building activity takes place inside a hotel room. Those things can get quite expensive and your boss won’t be happy about it.

9.) Kid’s Stuff

For this creative challenge, you will all work together to create a board game based on the work of your business or event conducts. Use basic and limited supplies, such as poster boards and markers. Have everyone 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. Also, incorporate rules that show the ways to earn/lose points or move forward/ backward. Perhaps a dice will move you forward? The sky’s truly the limit with this indoor team building game.

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. And just like any product testing in the office, be sure to play the board game afterward!

10.) Spider Web

In Spider Web, have the group form a large circle. The group may be standing or sitting, it doesn’t necessarily matter. However, 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 himself or herself and throw the twine onward. All the while, each successive thrower has to keep a hold of it as well. This will continue until the twine has been passed to each person. Throughout the game, every person should have the opportunity to humor the group with an embarrassing personal story. The end result will produce a “spider web” out of the twine, connecting everyone to each other.

This indoor team building game shows how each person, no matter how different, is connected to one another. It also allows each person to see how everyone may have vastly different experiences. However, they all experience the same emotions and feelings, particularly embarrassment. 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 when the oldest participant in the group was born. Alternatively, you could start with when the business or event was first founded, whichever occurred first. Then mark off any major milestones for the business or event. For example, you could include “Name Changed”, “Merged”, “Celebrated 50 years,” etc.

Next, allow each person in the group to mark four important moments for them on the timeline. It may be personal, business/event-related, or both. It is completely up to them how much or how little they share. As the team manager or CEO, it is largely up to you or the activity leader to set the standard.

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. This indoor team building game provides an opportunity for discussion about general differences and similarities. Ideally, this activity will build empathy in your team and make everyone see each other without judgment.

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. They may very likely have to make do with items they would not pick if not so limited, so creativity is rewarded.

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. For example, select 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 who are outside of the shape and not blindfolded.

The blindfolded participants may not step outside of the shape enclosure, nor may they 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. It also builds up clear diction and the ability to be vigilant with numerous actions at once.

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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. As to what that something is, that’s 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 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. For example, they might 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 are as a group. 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 indoor team building game is to help everyone see how silly and limiting stereotypes are. It also shows 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 indoor 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 someone within the group. Each person must also talk about why they admire that person. Specifically, what traits, attributes, and/or accomplishments make that person worthy of admiration should be discussed. 

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.

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

20 Christian Icebreakers for Small and Big Groups of All Ages

Pastors, Christian youth groups, and women’s and men’s fellowship leaders at one time or another need quick ideas or activities to provide a little relaxation, inspiration, and stimulation for their members or group participants. For this reason, Christian icebreakers prove useful, no matter you want to accommodate small or large groups of teens or adults.

We have talked about icebreaker games many times before, mostly because they make an excellent method to spark up conversations and build interpersonal relationships. Before we begin, we recommend you check out our guide on the best youth group icebreakers for examples and inspiration. You can adapt many of them into Christian youth icebreakers and turn any meeting into a success.

As we all know, icebreakers are one way to get the talks flowing no matter the makeup of the group or the topics to be studied or covered. There are a number of Christian-oriented icebreakers for you to use at church, workshops, or meetings that you can use with almost any age group. See below our collection of 15 Christian icebreakers suggested today.

15 Christian Icebreakers for Small or Big Groups of Any Age

1. What Makes Me Blessed?

In order to put group participants at ease and to help them get acquainted with others in the group, particularly with those who may only know one another casually, good Christian icebreakers initially involve getting to know others and creating a level of comfort for whatever the group is going to be discussing or the time allotted.

One of several ways way to do that is to ask everyone in the group what makes them blessed? Ask them to write out the first letters of their name on a colorful piece of paper or on a white erase board. If need be, let each person pair off with another in the group so they can strategize for words with their names that equate with being blessed, such as the name Joan = joyful, Fred = fortunate, Aaron = anointed.

You can use and adapt the same idea focusing on how the letters of a given name describe the person personally. Tom = Talkative, Objective, and Motivated. Provide dictionaries and thesauruses for extra word help.

One more twist on this icebreaker is asking group members whether their first or middle names have major significance in any way such as whether their first or middle name was taken from another family name or a family tradition of assigning and carrying on names. We also recommend you to check out our guide on icebreaker games for high school students. For instance, you can start with the Crossword Names game and spin it so that it works great for the “What Makes Me Blessed” game as well.

2. The God Question

Asking God questions is another good approach to easing awkwardness in a group setting as everyone wants answers to questions that remain unanswered, particularly in the most blatant of circumstances and situations. This activity could be done individually, with a partner, or as a group with everyone providing an answer and an appointed person writing out the questions on a white erase or chalkboard with discussions that follow.

This icebreaker works excellently with teens – as young peoples’ innocent yet profound questions might surprise even the most seasoned of pastors or facilitators. On the other hand, it works especially well with adults, whose questions could spark not only the conversation per se but also constructive debates.

When it comes to getting your inspiration to build interesting Christian icebreakers for adults, we recommend you to take a look at our guide on icebreaker games for adults. For instance, as a facilitator, you could start with a spin on the game “All My Neighbors” and give it a Christian connotation. The game helps the group understand better the values and world views of the other participants in a fun, relaxed way.

3. The Lottery

Winning the lottery and what a person would do with the winnings seems to be a universal kind of icebreaker. The question could be administered individually or done on a group basis with everyone providing answers as to what a person would, should, or could do with a major win. A second part of the question could include whether a winner should tithe (10%) of the winnings to a Christian organization?

4. Bible Character and Scripture Matching

Christian icebreakers usually involve activities affiliated with the Bible and scriptures, and one idea that is always enjoyable to use with members of younger groups is identifying bible characters through specific scriptures and actual character cutouts. It is also one of the best Christian icebreakers for kids, as the little ones are familiar since the earliest ages with iconic Biblical figures.

Biblical characters, such as Moses holding the Ten Commandments, can be placed on a magnetic board and a scripture attributed to them matched with the character. Ask group members to identify the character and put the right figure with the quoted scripture. Mix and match a number of characters and scriptures to make the activity varied and fun. For example, take the scripture from Exodus 9:1 “Go in to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, “Let my people go, that they may serve me.” In this case, the character being instructed is Moses.

Another take off on scripture matching is to provide more prominent scripture passages with a significant word or words left out one within the scripture. Ask group members to fill in and provide the missing word. This activity can be accomplished more quickly in pairs using a white erase board and access to scriptures with a matching word list for access with the appropriate fill in words.

The main takeaway here is that you can adjust the difficulty of this Christian icebreaker to the age group that you work with, its size, and its Biblical studies levels of knowledge.

5. Miraculous Happenings

If you could be part of any miraculous or other happening recorded in Christian history, what would it be and why? For example, how would you feel if you were in Bethlehem at the time of the birth of Jesus, or in the midst of the parting of the Red Sea or amongst those who were miraculously healed at the Grotto in Lourdes, France in the 19th Century and beyond? As Christian icebreakers for kids, teens, or adults go, this game is a fantastic way to verify your group’s knowledge, boost their imagination, and allow each member to express their deepest thoughts and feelings towards some of the most crucial Biblical events.

6. God Thoughts

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of God? This could be another activity where everyone participates on both an individual and group basis with either writing out the answer on a separate sheet of paper or on a white erase or chalkboard with answers being given in a spontaneous fashion. A twist with this activity would be what was your first thought of God as a child?

7. Greatest Christians (Past and Present)

Who do you think were some of the greatest Christians alive today or from the past? With this question, the answers can span from the time of the New Testament to the 21st Century. Examples could include great pastors, prophets, theologians, saints, etc. For example, Billy Graham, Mother Teresa, and Norman Vincent Peale. Try to come up with at least ten (10) individuals from the past and present that have had major influences on Christianity and all of its branches. You could research some well-known Christian personalities from other lesser-known countries, such as the ones from Eastern Europe. There are many regions on this globe where Christianity is taken seriously and where you can find a lot of inspirational figures.

8. Me, Myself and I

In looking at yourself in general, what are three things you really like about yourself? Another twist on this same topic could include what would you change about yourself that would help you become a better Christian? This isn’t just a fun icebreaker, but also a great exercise in strengthening your faith, solidifying your beliefs, and turning yourself into a better person. You could also try to do it alone at home when you feel like it so that you can try and be more sincere with yourself than you would normally tend to be surrounded by many people (and especially by people you barely even know).

9. Testimony

What event, occurrence, or circumstance in your life led you to become a Christian? Was there a major turning point that led to acceptance? This could be either an individual or group activity that would help to put others at ease and to compare answers that might be similar in nature. Not only that, but you can make the game about anything that might have to do with your faith one way or another. Try, for example, thinking about a job that was described in the Bible, such as carpentry. How did working as a carpenter lead you to Christianity? See what we mean? You can ask yourself multiple such questions if you’re feeling creative enough.

10. What’s My Line

The old television program from the 50’s and late ’60s provides interesting input for Christian icebreakers. Everyone in the group should jot down three different things about themselves and their line of work or vocation that is unknown to the others in the group. At least two of the items are true and one is not. Each group member presents their facts to the group and then everyone takes a vote as to which item about the person is not true. This activity can have surprising turnarounds as well as help others to get to know one another. It can be done with an erase board approach or with individual note cards or colored paper.

This activity is a variation of the game “Tow Truths and a Lie” and works very well with small and medium groups of adults. As Christian icebreakers go, you can adapt it so that people say two true things about their beliefs or spiritual life and one lie. While it is a fun game, it can also open the door for more profound discussions about shared life experiences, concerns, and ideas.

11. Christian Books & Movies

What Christian book or movie that you read or viewed recently, or in the past, would you recommend to others in the group that best represents Christian life today and true biblical history? Let the whole group brainstorm and come up with the top five books and movies that have had a major impact on Christians and others. Then, discuss those works, debate, and compare notes. It is a great way to encourage people to share opinions and different, maybe divergent points of view. Moreover, finding other people who share common interests is great for each group member. Who knows, maybe some people in the group start a book or movie club, strengthen friendships, and make new acquaintances.

12. Biblical Person Encounter

If you were able to visit heaven, what biblical person would you talk to besides Jesus? For example, the Apostle Paul would be someone from the New Testament era that would provide hours of dialogue and inspiration. Challenge a group of teens or adults to answer such questions and offer their own take on things. The conversation really gets interesting once people start mentioning Judas or other “negative” characters. How so? Well, there are a lot of things you can learn about human nature by theoretically speaking to, let’s say, Doubtful Thomas or Pontius Pilate.

13. Christian Influence

What Christian person that you have met and known has had the most influence in your life and why? That person could be a pastor, close friend, stranger, or mentor. Think about whether that individual caused a turning point in your Christian walk. Starting from here, the group can learn plenty about its members, share similar or divergent opinions, start a constructive debate, and bond through shared emotions and experiences. It’s fun and you might be able to discover things that you’ve never even thought about before.

14. Christian Church Dilemmas

Today’s Christian church faces many problems. If you were able to have influence over just one of those problems, what would that problem be and how would you try to change it? Many would probably want to talk about the persecution that Christians face around the world today, the banishment of prayer, or the tearing down of Christian monuments. As a facilitator, make sure this icebreaker does not turn into an intense political debate that splits the group, angers people, or deters the shy ones from speaking out. It’s better to be safe than sorry. And while venting out anger is often beneficial, it can also stir a lot of trouble if left unchecked. We can’t stress this enough, but you’ll have to be very careful with how you question the people in your group and how you interpret their answers so that you can all avoid meaningless fights.

15. Weekly High-point

Looking back on your week (or the past few days), what was the most enlightening event or encounter that struck you as memorable and lasting? Perhaps a smile, handshake, or a few encouraging words brought a feeling of well-being and confidence to your week. Maybe interfacing with a less fortunate person in a positive way or helping someone facing difficulty would be a reminder of what a Christian outlook can do for others outside of your inner circle. Positive thoughts deserve to be shared with others, as they can have a powerful influence on the individual.

Other Adapted Christian Icebreakers You Can Try

There are hundreds of ideas and variations of ideas and activities that you can use as icebreakers for almost any Christian gathering. They usually take up a small amount of time at the beginning of a get-together. Their purpose is to put those in attendance at ease and make them more comfortable with the subject matter that is going to be discussed or studied later on in the meeting. Evidently, you can adapt many other games and group activities to become Christian icebreakers as well. Here are some more ideas and examples:

  • The Christian adaptation of the Icebreaker Bingo game;
  • The “Ask a Question” game, inspired by team-building icebreakers; it is a simple exercise you could try with a group of teens who are generally shy;
  • The “Would You Rather” game, inspired by team icebreakers, where the members of the group should answer questions along the lines of “would you rather be there when Jesus performed miracles or when Noah built the Ark?” Discussing why would people choose one against the other option is an excellent conversation and debate starter;
  • A “Never Have I Ever” game with Christian, church, or spiritual themes that brings people together, allows them to share experiences, have some fun, and begin more serious constructive debates on how to be a better Christian in everyday life.
  • The classic game of 20 Questions, one of the most popular “Get to Know You” games and activities that you can use as a facilitator to break the ice and allow people to become more comfortable with each other, especially if this is their first group meeting.

Christian Icebreakers: Bottom Line

One way to help people to intermingle with one another and know more about each other is with the use of short and interactive activities, and some of those listed here can help get a group gets off to a good start. Religion and beliefs can spark heated conversations, so as a facilitator, make sure you have all things under control. Keep your group open to communication and sharing, emphasizing and praising the things that brought them together while respecting and even celebrating the things that set them apart.

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21 Fun Campfire Games to Try this Year with Your Adult Friends

Ah, summer and fall evenings by the campfire – there’s just nothing like it. Gathering around a campfire to play campfire games with friends and family is just one of the simple pleasures to look forward to as an escape to our everyday lives. Those precious times around the campfire where we do not have to think about everyday stress (paying the bills, cleaning the house, and running with kids) are times to treasure with people we care about. It’s an easy way to relax, reflect, and reconnect with the people and world around you.

Aside from an escape from everyday life, times around the campfire are times to be enjoyed. Drinks, food, and fun are always high on the list of things to do as we sit around the campfire. Other than eating or drinking, try some of these fun games for adults we listed below at your next campfire gathering!

When it comes to some of the best campfire games when you are in a group of adults, remember the general rules of having a good time: everybody should be willing to play, the questions you ask during a Get to Know You Game, a Never Have I Ever Game or 20 Questions should be in good taste, and everyone has to have fun. Keep in mind that there are some campfire drinking games for adults to try during a laidback vacation, together with campfire games for kids that adults should try when there is no alcohol present.

In fact, why don’t you check out our ultimate guide of fun things to do with the kids during the 2020 lockdown, maybe you get some inspiration for the next holiday trip with the children!

Fun Adult Activities: Best Campfire Games to Try this Year

Five Daily Facts

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While this sounds simple at first, it can get harder based on how tired or inebriated the players are. All players start by listing five facts of their day (Examples: “Today, I swam,” “I got a new car today,” or “My phone rang today.”), they can be silly or normal – it doesn’t matter.  After everyone has said their five facts, Player 1 would state a different fact than one of the five they had already listed. The goal is to see how many facts about each player can be remembered as you go down the line. This is a very useful game to play for memory but you should expect lots of laughs in case there were a couple of beers per person included in the equation.

Mafia/Werewolf

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Mafia is one of the most fun games for adults that anyone can play around the campfire – even if it is the first time for some members of the group. This game can handle anywhere from 6-16 players, so it’s good for small and large groups. The only equipment needed is a deck of cards. One person must serve as the neutral moderator, but everyone else is split into two teams: The Honest or The Mafia. Check out the complete mafia game rules. Mafia/Werewolf is one of the best icebreaker games for teambuilding and mixed groups where not all members of a group know each other. While it does not reveal personal information about people – like a game of Never Have I Ever or a Get to Know You types of games –  it makes a fun and challenging way of people bonding over the same “cause.”

Truth or Dare

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Next on our list of best campfire games to try this year is Truth or Dare. This is a classic game that can be played by all ages. One player asks another “Truth or Dare?” The asked player chooses whether they want to answer a truth question or complete a dare. If the asked player does not complete their truth or dare, they have to pay some sort of penalty. Perhaps taking another drink, putting a dollar in a jar, and so on. There are many variations of this game to make it as clean or risqué as players would like. For inspiration and amusement, check out our full guide of 300+ Truth or Dare game questions to ask your friends (old and new) around the campfire during this year’s summer holiday.

Twenty Questions

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Another standard game that most people have played at one point or another is 20 Questions. It is one of the best campfire games to play with adults but also teenagers because of its versatility and high level of entertainment. In fact, you will find the 20 Questions game listed on almost all respectable lists of challenges to do with teenagers or indoor team building icebreakers and exercises. Traditionally, one player (considered the “answerer”) selects an object (or a famous person) and does not share who/what that is with the other players. All other players are the “guessers/question-askers.” The guessers must take turns asking yes or no questions of the answerer. If one of the guessers figures out what the answerer is talking about, they will become the answerer next round. If 20 questions pass and no players have figured out what the object is, the answerer gets to choose another object in the next round since they have stumped the other players. The biggest rule: no lying allowed.

Crazy Balloon Popping

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This game requires a little prep, but it’s a fun take on musical chairs. Write down a bunch of crazy actions on small strips of paper (like “thump on your chest like a gorilla” or “yodel”) and put each strip of paper in a different balloon then inflate them all. Turn on some music and pass the balloons from person to person. Once the music stops, all players sit on their balloons and once the balloon pops, the player must do the crazy action from their popped balloon. Keep playing until all the balloons have been popped. You can adapt this activity into one of those campfire games for kids to try in summer camp if you are a teacher or in your back yard if you are a parent. Either way, balloon popping will always be fun at any age, so get your hands on a stock of fun balloons and turn it into an outdoor challenge for kids and teenagers!


Make Me Laugh

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The classic staredown game that you surely played (even if you did not know how it was called) is next on our list of easy campfire games! This one can be trickier to play as it gets darker and darker outside. Players face-off and the first player to laugh is the loser. See how long it takes the most serious people to crack! You can make them laugh by telling them jokes, making faces, asking them the craziest questions, and so on. It doesn’t matter much what method you use as long as you keep the “opponent” laughing.

Name That Tune

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This campfire game has variations, but having each person “sing” their song could be much more fun. One person sings or plays their song and then the rest of the group guesses based on what they’ve heard. You heard about some variation of this group activity when we described the best texting games for people to enjoy from a safe social distance. However, if you go on a trip and campfire is a thing, you have to play this game in person so to speak. Keep in mind that is is also one of those hilarious campfire drinking games that remains memorable for all its members.

I Can Tap This Stick Just Right

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This game doesn’t require a stick! You can use a pencil, a fork, a bat, or any other item that you have around at the campfire. There’s one person who is in the know and they always start with CLEARING THEIR THROAT and saying “I can tap this stick just right,” then the object is passed to the next person to tap just right. It doesn’t really matter how the stick is tapped, the trick is in the clearing of the throat first. Players are watching how the object is tapped, it’s location, how it’s held, and may not necessarily catch the clearing of the throat first. The playing continues until everyone catches on about the throat-clearing as part of the process.

The Winking Assassin / Murder

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This fun campfire game for adults is particularly entertaining, especially for people who use their whole faces to wink! One neutral moderator secretly selects an assassin. After they are selected, everyone mingles around while making sure to look in the eyes of the other players. The assassin’s goal is to wink at the other players to kill them off without being detected. As players are winked at, they must re-enact a horrifying death where they are and they are out for the rest of the round. If a living person thinks they know who the assassin is, they can point and accuse! If they accuse wrong, they are dead for the round. The play continues until only the killer or one player remains. This is another game with many variations that’s great for adults or kids and teens. However, for this game to be as entertaining as it sounds, you need a large group, preferably over 8 people. It doesn’t work that well when four people are looking at each other intensely, waiting for someone to blink.

Hide and Go Scare

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Next on our list of best campfire games to play with your friends this summer vacation is “Hide and Go Scare!” This is exactly what it sounds like! Think of ‘Hide & Go Seek,’ but at night. Use the areas around your campfire to hide out and scare other unsuspecting players. Make sure you do not turn this one into a campfire drinking game, as people can get lost and accidents are not impossible in inebriated states. It is better to be safe.


Charades

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Most people have played this fun game for adults at one point or another, but in the dark around a campfire can bring in some unique interpretations. Charades is by far one of the most popular party games, family games, and group games of all time. You can even theme it, drawing your inspiration from the cinema world, pop culture, famous historical figures, and so on. You can play charades on any occasion, from the lockdown to team buildings, as a backyard summertime activity with the family, or as a newlywed game.

Two Truths and a Lie

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Usually an icebreaker game for team members who need to know each other better, this campfire game is quite versatile. It is also fun to play when you want to know more about the other friends playing the game! Each person says three statements – two truths and one lie. Everyone else has to guess the false statement. This is a great drinking campfire game – just don’t overdo it! The person who doesn’t guess which statement is the lie should drink a shot.

ABC Name Game

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A player begins the game by saying the full name of a celebrity and the next player has thirty seconds to name another celebrity using the first letter of the mentioned celebrity’s last name. Example: The first player says “Tom Selleck” and then the second player says “Scarlett Johansson.” The third player could say “Jennifer Lawrence.” The play continues as such for three rounds. Here is a fun spin on the rules: if a person says a celebrity whose first and last name start with the same letter (like January Jones), switch direction of the play. The winner is the player with the most names after three rounds!

There Once Was a Skunk

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This is a story game that can get pretty silly! The first person begins the story with “There once was a skunk who…” and finishes that sentence however they choose. Then, they randomly choose and point to the next person who starts their sentence with “Fortunately…” When that person finishes their sentence, they randomly choose and point to the next person who must start their sentence with “Unfortunately…” and once they complete their sentence, they pick a person who starts their sentence with “Fortunately…” and alternating for as long as the players can continue the story.

Telephone

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Playing this familiar game always warrants a few good laughs! One person whispers a phrase to the person on their right. That person whispers the phrase to the person on their right, and that sequence goes on down the line or around the circle. The last person to hear the phrase says it aloud – no matter how crazy it sounds! It’s funny to hear how much the phrase changes from person to person. This is a game we all played in childhood and it is always one of those nostalgia games to come back to when you run out of ideas, especially if you have to spend time inside the house. However, as adult campfire games go, it also works great if you run out of ideas on campfire drinking games too. The results are usually hilarious.

Who Am I?

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This is one of my favorite campfire games for adults. Celebrities, historical figures, or superheroes make a great theme for this game! After you’ve chosen a theme, have each player write down the name of a person who belongs to that category. There are many variations on how this game is played. Check out the detailed Who Am I instructions.

Stand Up & Shout!

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This game could get really hard to play as the night comes on, but that might add to the fun! Count up the number of people in your group and remember that! Everyone can sit around the campfire and any player can start. Each player can shout only one number, but they must stand up when they shout it out. Though numbers must be shouted in order, there is no assigned order around the campfire – anyone can shout out a number at any time. The big problem, you can’t call out a number that someone else is also trying to call out. If you do, you’re out of the game. Playing gets more frantic as you go since players don’t want to get caught calling out the last number. As more and more people try to call out numbers, there will be lots of opportunities to be eliminated. You may not even get to the last number!


Glow in the Dark Frisbee

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As long as the frisbee doesn’t land in the fire, this is fun! There are many glow in the dark frisbee’s on the market. You can try playing it as a fun campfire game for kids as well.

Marshmallow Mystery

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This is less of a game, but rather a fun activity to just see just how many times you can roast a crust around a marshmallow until there is nothing left.

Would You Rather…

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Next on our list of fun campfire games for adults is a classic game that gets everyone talking. Take turns asking “Would you rather…?” style questions. Example: Would you rather walk on broken glass or eat a piece of metal? The questions can be ridiculous or serious.

Go Off, Throw Your Shoe

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This game is extremely silly, but fun to try. The goal is to sit and balance a shoe on your toes, then kick it backward over your head (and NOT into the fire). The person whose shoe has gone the farthest wins!

Bonus: Campfire Games For Kids

Chubby Bunny

Get your cameras ready, cause your kids are going to love this! The game is simple: stuff as many marshmallows in your mouth as you can without chewing, swallowing or spitting any of them and try to say “Chubby Bunny” as clearly as you can. Watch the kids’ small cheeks expand to new hilarious dimensions with this fun game!

Numbers

If you have ever wondered how you can make basic maths fun for kids, this game might just do the trick. The basic premise is that there are two or more teams of children, and one kid start out the count by saying “one”. After that, campfire ring yells numbers out going upwards to count as high as they can. However, only one person at a time from each team is allowed to say the next number. If two or more kids from one team try to say the following number, their team loses the game. The ultimate goal is to count as high as possible without failing the task.

Truth or Dare

This classic game is so versatile that just about anyone can play it. Kids are known to love truth or dare, so giving them this idea on a camping trip is a surefire way to start having some fun. If, for some reason, you’ve never played this game in your life, here’s how simple it is to get a grip of it. The game moves in a circle, and each person needs to pick from “truth” or “dare”. If they pick “truth”, the group gets to ask them a question of their choosing and the selected person needs to answer it truthfully. On the other hand, if the person picks “dare”, then the group can make them do a crazy stunt or just about anything they can think of.

Final Thoughts on Campfire Games

Grab your friends and family and head out to your nearest burn pit and test our campfire fun games! Try out some of these other campfire games for adults and enjoy some great company and memorable laughs!

Don’t forget to stay safe, drink responsibly, and adapt all these games so you can also play them with your children and other people as well! After all, summer vacations are the best moments to bond with your kids, get closer to other family members, or make new friends while on holiday.

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200+ Never Have I Ever Game Questions to Play This Year

If you are looking for a list of never have I ever questions, you have come to the right place. This extensive list is sure to lead any group of people to hours of fun. You can play this game anytime and anywhere, with your adult group of friends or with the kids at home.

200+ Never Have I Ever Game Questions for Endless Entertainment

Once again, it’s your turn to host a game night and you’re running out of ideas. Of course, there is always the Fishbowl Game to play at home, but maybe you are into something even more fun. You may also want to get some inspiration from our assorted collection of fun things to do with the kids at home, but maybe you are not so much into baking or building forts these days.

The board games you have are getting old, and everyone has played all the card games ever and possible. Sometimes, gatherings can be boring and serious. Why not try a verbal game? Playing Never Have I Ever could be the perfect icebreaker!

On the other hand, keep in mind that the Never Have I Ever questions tap into peoples’ secrets, relationships, and personal adventures, so stop whenever someone feels uncomfortable with answering them. It is like the Newlywed Game – some questions should sit a few rounds out if the participants are reluctant in answering them for the fun of the game.

So let’s begin our quest to select the best Never have I ever questions for the next party you throw for friends and family!

Gather your circle of friends or your family members to play this party game. You can either call them or message them on social media. You’ve never played before? Well, that’s even better! Let’s jump into the rules first!

Rules of the Never Have I Ever Game

Never Have I Ever is an easy, safe, clean, and fun way to play a game by using the point system. In this variation, each player should start with 10 points.

  • When the question pops up saying something like, “Never have I ever sat in the back of a police car,” each person who has sat in the police car loses a point.
  • The game continues until everyone but one person is out of points; the player who still has points is the winner.
  • You can select a specific number of rounds if you would rather and then the person with the most points left at the end of the rounds wins the game.

The Never Have I Ever Game is best known as a drinking game, but this variation can get out of control if not monitored. Players might be drinking a lot if uncontrolled. Also, make sure that if you turn this game into a fun challenge for teenagers, you keep your proverbial foot on the brake, as some of the questions can make your teens feel uneasy and some answers might downright shock you if you are the parent. So don’t let something fun turn into something cringy. It is the most important rule!

How to Play the Never Have I Ever Game

  • Choose a specific number of rounds, and in each round, each person who has done the opposite of what the question says takes a drink. As you can imagine, if you play it with teens, drinking is out of the question.
  • The person who has taken the most drinks at the end of the rounds loses the game. This variation is also fun with soda.
  • Try it as a campfire game with the family. The best way to start is to form a circle around the bonfire.
  • We recommend you also make a run for this game at the kid’s next birthday party. Giving pieces of candy to the winners as a reward may actually be a fabulous idea. When a kid wins, you can give him or her a piece of candy.

Now that we’ve explained the Never Have I Ever game, you’re probably anxious to get started, but how do you find enough questions to keep it exciting?

That’s not a problem either because we even created a list of the most original Never Have I Ever Questions that we could think of. The questions are split into two categories: Never have I ever questions that are appropriate for your adult friends and another section of Never have I ever questions for kids. At the end of the article, you will also find a section containing questions for couples, accompanied by a short section of juicy questions you can ask your best friends or your partner.

Remember that you can use this game as an ice-breaker game for adults who take part in a team-building, so you know your co-workers better in a fun way. Men can also use this game (in reasonable limitations) with their girlfriends if they want to attach a cute nickname to the girl without her getting upset.

We’ve tried to keep the adult questions rated “PG-13” so that you can incorporate some of them into a fun family game night if you want to.

Best Never Have I Ever Questions for Adults

Here are some of the best Never have I ever questions for adults you can use next time you organize a party for your friends and you want to switch from Charades and other society indoor games on rainy Saturday nights. Keep things simple, don’t overstep your boundaries – with people you don’t know that well – and keep things under control if the drinking gets too heavy. Some of the Never have I ever questions on this list work best with people close to you, as many can either trigger bad memories or judgment, while others may seem inappropriate overall.

100+ Never have I ever questions for your adult friends, family members, or co-workers

  1. sat in the back of a police car.
  2. been called to the boss’s office.
  3. swapped ABC gum with someone.
  4. accidentally sent an inappropriate text message to my mom that was intended for my girlfriend/boyfriend.
  5. made money illegally.
  6. faked an illness to stay home from work.
  7. Facebook stalked an ex.
  8. looked through my girlfriend/boyfriend’s phone without their knowledge.
  9. jumped from an airplane.
  10. text while driving.
  11. spent time in jail.
  12. spent a night in the hospital.
  13. woken up in a strange place.
  14. forgotten where I left my car.
  15. kissed on the first date.
  16. had sex on the first date.
  17. accidentally sent an inappropriate email to my boss.
  18. purposely given someone the wrong directions.
  19. purposely given someone the wrong phone number.
  20. shaved my head bald.
  21. paid late fees on an overdue bill.
  22. fallen asleep in church.
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  23. knowingly run a red light.
  24. written a book.
  25. taken something from work.
  26. driven through an ice storm.
  27. used someone else’s toothbrush.
  28. clogged someone else’s toilet.
  29. made up an excuse to leave a boring housewarming party early.
  30. made a poor excuse to leave a party and got caught in the web of lies.
  31. lied about having an emergency to leave a bad date early.
  32. stuffed my pockets with food from a buffet to take home with me.
  33. taken store-bought food to a party as my side dish but passed it off as my own.
  34. worn someone else’s underwear.
  35. bought something special to wear one time then return it when I was done with it.
  36. crashed a party.
  37. visited the White House.
  38. gone skydiving.
  39. play Frisbee for fun or as a pro.
  40. pretended not to be home when someone rang my doorbell.
  41. been to a night club after 2 a.m.
  42. gone dumpster diving.
  43. picked up a hitchhiker.
  44. posted a drunk status on Facebook.
  45. replied to a text pretending to be someone else.
  46. used someone’s child to pick up a date.
  47. gotten so mad that I threw something through a wall.
  48. gotten my license taken away by the police.
  49. had a crush on someone else’s spouse.
  50. gotten fired from a job.
  51. played matchmaker.
  52. been a parent.
  53. bought a gift from a discount store and put it in a different package to make it look expensive.
  54. changed a baby’s diaper.
  55. gotten artificial body enhancements.
  56. told a lie about something I really didn’t do.
  57. waited tables for a living.
  58. ruined a surprise party.
  59. gotten into a physical fight.
  60. seen a ghost.
  61. played with an Ouija board.
  62. got involved with the Supernatural.
  63. borrowed something I ended up keeping.
  64. lied about a family member being sick to get out of work.
  65. broken something in a store and then walked away from it.
  66. participated in the Polar Plunge.
  67. gone skiing.
  68. bought and installed a pool table at my house.
  69. forgotten a loved one’s birthday.
  70. stood in line for hours to buy concert tickets.
  71. stood in line for hours to buy something at a discount.
  72. dated someone but ended up with their sibling instead.
  73. tried to break into someone’s password-protected email.
  74. damaged someone’s car out of anger.
  75. borrowed something from a neighbor just to be nosey.
  76. been married.
  77. gotten a piercing other than my ears.
  78. had a fake ID.
  79. lied about my age to a (first) date.
  80. walked out of a restaurant without paying.
  81. not left a tip for a waitress.
  82. not get my deposit back on a rental.
  83. cooked something in the microwave and then forgot it was in there.
  84. burned a holiday dinner.
  85. gone to a birthday party and not taken a gift.
  86. worked out at a public gym.
  87. adopted a child.
  88. had an allergic reaction to something I ate.
  89. played a joke on someone by putting pepper in the salt shaker.
  90. stolen flowers from a grave.
  91. farted in a store and quickly left the aisle.
  92. peed the bed since I’ve been grown.
  93. re-gifted a present and then realized the person I gave it to was the one who originally gave it to me.
  94. gone to church with a hangover.
  95. worn my dirty underwear inside out.
  96. gone to work with a hangover.
  97. had a crush on my boss.
  98. been involved in road rage.
  99. done something bad or embarrassing on a Truth or Dare Game.
  100. gone on a date with someone just to make another person jealous.
  101. cheated on my diet.
  102. taken my used plate back to the buffet for more food.
  103. lied about my child’s age just to get a discount.
  104. bought something I didn’t need just because it was on sale.
  105. fallen asleep while talking on the phone.
  106. catfished someone.
  107. been out of the country.
  108. had an STD.
  109. went on a booze trip for several days in a row just because I felt like it
  110. went to Las Vegas to get married to someone I had barely met
  111. put laxatives in a co worker’s coffee or tea as a prank
  112. put milk before cereal because I’m a badass like that
  113. made French fries even though I don’t speak French

Best Never Have I Ever Questions for Kids

When you play the Never have I ever game with kids, keep in mind that you can use them as ice breakers for youth activities or fun “let’s get to know each other” games with small children. If you are a parent or a teacher wanting to play this game with the class or during camp, make sure you want to hear the answers first, in case your participants decide to YOLO and tell you some uncomfortable truths. Such games – just as they go for adults – can trigger bad memories or too spontaneous answers for political correctness or basic human decency.

If some of the questions are too sensitive, they may encourage the participants to lie and this is not the main idea of this game. If you want more ideas, we also recommend you check out our guide on Christian ice-breakers for teens. You can adapt a few of those questions to your current situation. Tapping into children’s inherent honesty is a slippery slope, so, as a parent or teacher, first, create a safe environment without judgment or the possibility of punishment if the children offer an answer that does not sit well with you. This is a game for kids to know each other better, not a third-degree interrogation from parents, tutors, or teachers.

100+ Never have I ever questions for kids and teenagers

  1. been called to the Principal’s office.
  2. broken a bone in my body.
  3. copied from someone else’s paper.
  4. stolen food from someone’s lunch tray.
  5. participated in a school musical.
  6. taken something from my sibling without them knowing.
  7. cried because I didn’t get the gift I wanted.
  8. done something just because my parents told me not to.
  9. lost my house key.
  10. seen a cassette tape.
  11. failed a class.
  12. told on a friend.
  13. drank an entire case of coke by myself in one day.
  14. faked having to use the bathroom to get out of a boring class.
  15. gotten in trouble for texting in class.
  16. eaten an entire carton of ice cream by myself in one sitting.
  17. been bungee jumping.
  18. been nature camping in a tent.
  19. made a snow angel.
  20. jumped into the water from a boat.
  21. drank milk right from the carton.
  22. dipped my finger into the peanut butter jar then put it back on the shelf.
  23. forged my parent’s signature.
  24. cheated on a board game or a card game.
  25. played backyard dice games with family or friends.
  26. played a prank on a teacher.
  27. had a crush on a teacher.
  28. jumped off a diving board.
  29. been in a school play.
  30. taken a trip on a train.
  31. found money and put it in my pocket without finding the owner.
  32. gone to summer camp.
  33. gone on a fishing trip with the family and used a fishing pole to catch fish.
  34. eaten my boogers.
  35. told a secret I was supposed to keep.
  36. looked through my teacher’s desk.
  37. told my mom I was going to a rated “PG” movie but snuck into the “R” movie instead.
  38. “Ding, dong, ditched.”
  39. prank called a restaurant.
  40. climbed a tree.
  41. blamed a friend for something I did.
  42. fallen up the stairs in public.
  43. fed my dinner to the dog when Mom wasn’t looking.
  44. sold my lunch to a classmate.
  45. touched a horse.
  46. been afraid of the dark.
  47. helped build a campfire.
  48. made a blanket fort while in lockdown.
  49. put a worm on a hook.
  50. swam in the ocean.
  51. picked flowers from a neighbor’s garden.
  52. made up an excuse to the teacher for not having my homework.
  53. held a baby.
  54. gone to school all day with my shirt inside out and didn’t know it.
  55. used my sleeve to wipe my snot.
  56. gotten into a fight on the school bus.
  57. called my teacher mom.
  58. walked through the neighborhood in my socks.
  59. gone to school without brushing my teeth.
  60. broken something of my mom’s and not told her.
  61. pretended not to see the dog poop in the house so I wouldn’t have to clean it up.
  62. waited until it was almost time for mom to come home before doing my chores.
  63. had a conversation with an animal.
  64. stayed up all night playing a video game.
  65. stayed up all night doing a school project at the last minute.
  66. taken something from a parent without them knowing and then I lost it.
  67. saved all my lunch money to buy something.
  68. eaten the dog’s treats.
  69. gone swimming in the bathtub.
  70. gotten hit with a baseball or a softball bat.
  71. drawn on me.
  72. been to Disney World.
  73. been in a treehouse.
  74. built a treehouse
  75. played miniature golf.
  76. gotten my ears pierced.
  77. got a tattoo without telling my parents.
  78. slept all night in the backyard.
  79. picked food up off the floor and ate it.
  80. tried to run away from home.
  81. been afraid to tell my parents something.
  82. stayed all night in the hospital.
  83. been grounded.
  84. driven a car.
  85. changed a baby’s dirty diaper.
  86. spilled my drink in a restaurant.
  87. cried to get what I want.
  88. cried when the doctor gave me a shot.
  89. made a homemade pizza.
  90. fallen asleep in school.
  91. been to a haunted house.
  92. fallen in public.
  93. found myself in trouble for being with someone I wasn’t supposed to be with.
  94. been in trouble for talking in class.
  95. had my hair cut without asking Mom first.
  96. received a present I didn’t like.
  97. crawled into bed with my parents after a bad dream.
  98. accidentally said a bad word in front of my parents.
  99. been stuck in an elevator.
  100. been kissed.
  101. practiced kissing on a mirror.
  102. swallowed my gum.
  103. read my sibling’s diary.
  104. had food poisoning.
  105. made a cosplay costume and worn it.
  106. played video games for more than six hours with barely any breaks
  107. watched a movie or played a video game that my parents didn’t want me to watch or play
  108. got expelled when I was in middle school for standing up to the class bully
  109. bullied other kids back in my old school
  110. been bullied by other kids back in the day
  111. held a grudge against one of my classmates for something completely stupid now that I look back at it
  112. watched the entire Lord of the Rings Extended Trilogy Collection all by myself out of boredom
  113. made someone cry out of revenge for a very stupid thing when looking back at it
  114. stole someone else’s lunch not because I was hungry or poor but because I felt naughty
  115. made a heartfelt promise that I immediately broke once another opportunity came by

Best Never Have I Ever Questions for Couples

As you can easily figure out, these Never have I ever questions are of the “dirtier,” more intimate kind and you should only ask them to people you know very well, who do not get upset or offended easily, and to couples who know each other well enough to skip the whole embarrassment and judgments. It may work well as part of the Newlywed Game, but pay attention to not cross any line. So let’s get down to the third and final chapter of our guide and see some Never have I ever questions for couples!

15+ Never have I ever questions for couples

  1. used a dating app to get a date.
  2. had or still have a nickname.
  3. had a one-night stand.
  4. been in a threesome.
  5. dated more than one person at a time.
  6. been asked into marriage.
  7. ditched a date to spend time with my friends.
  8. refused a date to spend time alone at home.
  9. sent nude pictures of me to a potential partner.
  10. ghosted anyone.
  11. sexted.
  12. lied to my boyfriend/girlfriend.
  13. flirted with someone in a strange place (like a church or a hospital).
  14. had an open relationship.
  15. grabbed the wrong person’s hand in a line or at the movies.
  16. said “I love you” without feeling it just because the pressure was too high.
  17. had a friend with benefits.
  18. called my ex one or more times when I’ve gotten drunk

20+ Juicy Never have I ever questions to spice things up with potential love interests

If you want to have fun with a potential love interest and learn more about the boy/girl you are dating right now. Keep in mind that these questions tap into some intimate details, so if your love interest or partner does not want to answer any of these questions, do not insist. The idea is to play a nice Get to Know You game, not pressure anyone into revealing secrets or personal stuff that makes them uncomfortable.

  1. doubted my sexual orientation.
  2. had a crush on a celebrity.
  3. kissed a person of the same sex.
  4. engaged in betting.
  5. lied to someone to save my skin.
  6. cheated on a partner.
  7. been kicked out of a bar for making a scandal.
  8. taken nude pictures or pics in underwear.
  9. swam naked in a pool or at the beach.
  10. had sex in a public place.
  11. eaten food that fell on the floor.
  12. kissed a random stranger in a bar.
  13. did pot or drugs.
  14. made a sex tape
  15. was involved in a gangbang
  16. had unprotected sex with a complete stranger
  17. engaged in a one night stand with someone I had just barely met
  18. traveled to the other end of the country just to meet someone I had a crush on
  19. stole one of my friends’ underwear
  20. had explicit fantasies with one or more of my friends
  21. made a porn video and uploaded it to the internet
  22. participated in a porn casting
  23. broken up with my crush once I found out a small detail about them that I didn’t like

Final Thoughts on Never Have I Ever Questions

Here you have them, some of the best Never have I ever questions for your adult friends, kids, and couples you love spending time with on a casual fun day. What you need to know is that you should always have fun with this game and stop whenever the questions touch sensitive topics or make someone uncomfortable. If you are using this game to know better a new boyfriend/girlfriend, keep the questions and the mood in good fun and do not turn it into a police-like interrogation. Mix up the questions and change them around to best suit the group. Remember, if you choose to make this a drinking game, do it responsibly and never let it get out of control!

Now, it is your time to offer your feedback! Have you ever played the Never Have I Ever game? What are some of the best Never Have I Ever questions you asked someone or another person asked you? Share them with our community and let’s keep the game going! We’d love to hear from you and about your experiences with this fun game!

17 Get to Know You Games to Try this Year

When it comes to some fun get to know you games for breaking the ice and enjoying each other’s company, there are 17 classic get to know you games you can try as ice breakers for team buildings or for making new friends.

In fact, there is a view that today’s electronic society has hindered such things as face-to-face human communication and the ability to relate to people in real life. Thus, there is a real need for these special-purpose “icebreaker” games for large groups or for team building activities to help facilitate communications and good times.

The common criteria for icebreaker games are linked to a view that all sharing should be fun, non-threatening, very interactive, simple, and easy to play and results-oriented. At the same time, the location for such activities should always be in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere with members wearing comfortable clothing and someone chosen to lead the group. Meanwhile, the facilitator or leader should always be concise and clear when sharing details of these 17 get to know you games with easy to follow directions.

Best Get to Know You Games to Play Right Now

At the end of the day, the view about games to help break the ice and get to know another person is they are great “facilitation exercises.” This is the view of longtime counselors and life coaches who commonly present these games to warm a group up to the idea of socialization and simply getting to know each other. It is all about “collaborative” communication, said a counselor sharing ideas on a social networking website. For this reason, such communication games and activities are suitable for many age categories and many interests. Adapted to specific situations, these games can help people overcome shyness, learn more about the others, and even build self-confidence. Here are some examples!

  • Most youth group icebreakers – in the form of questions, get to know your games, activities, etc. have the purpose of bringing the young ones together, develop a sense of belonging to a group, and help them become more open to making new friends.
  • There is also a great variety of similar games adapted to young children and meant to take kids out of their shells and unify the group.
  • Those who feel shy and dread the very idea of putting their hearts or minds on the table for other people to see can always get their inspiration from online dating icebreakers and get to know you games. Alternatively, put your gears in motion by reading these 75+ questions to ask a girl when you want to get to know her better.

17 Get to Know You Games for Everybody to Try

The common focus for each of the following 17 icebreaker facilitation game includes sharing such things as hobbies, interests, personal data and even one’s dreams.

Introduction Icebreakers

This is one of the most common ways and means for people wanting to know one another. The game is often used by human resources when helping new employees get accumulated about their co-workers and supervisors. The game begins when people are gathered in a room or around a table. A moderator kicks things off by introducing themselves and then asking others in the group to do likewise. The flow can go to the right or left; while the idea is to simply go around the room and share something personal after an introduction that includes one’s name, job title, family history, and personal interests. Now with the social isolation and distancing issues, one can only ask how can we all get to know each other since we have to keep our distance. Nothing easier, in fact, as virtual meeting icebreakers are a common thing, especially in multinational companies. You just have to adapt them to your own working environment.

Team Building

There is a longstanding point of view in the US military that an organization is only as strong as the members of its team. Thus, there is a lot of emphasis on military basic training for team building exercises that also serve as dandy icebreakers for new members of a team or group. A typical team-building exercise first involves members of a group being divided up into teams. The teams are then given tasks to build trust, aid group dynamics, and communication while also developing ways and means to work best together.

20 Questions

There is a fun party game called “20 Questions” that literally involves asking members of a group this long list of questions as a way and means for others to get to know you. For example, a member of a group is asked a series of questions that focus on the who, what, when, where, how, and why? The response to each question results in more personal data shared for greater group sharing and understanding, says counseling professionals commenting online. If you want to take a step further, you can always go for a “Never have I ever” game. Still, limit yourself to the fun and laidback questions without getting too personal with people you don’t know!

Party Icebreaker Fun

This popular party game has often been used by counselors as a sort of “fun” icebreaker. The idea is to create questions that get people to laugh and then converse freely. The party questions are always somewhat personal but not too personal. For instance, a party member is asked about their favorite or not so favorite blind date experience. The questions should enlist a somewhat humorous response; while also being opened ended so the person can elaborate on the subject. If you want inspiration for this, take a look at the “Never have I ever” game questions. Alternatively, get some inspiration from some classic “Truth or Dare” questions. With the amendment that you should never get intrusive or personal with people you barely know.

Tasks Presented as Icebreaker Games

This tasks focused icebreaker technique is often used in elementary and middle/ high school to help new students get into the flow of the classroom or subject being studied and discussed. The student or individual is asked to perform some tasks so as to not only talk about something but to “show” it as well. It is one of those “don’t tell me, show me” sort of challenges that involve questions being asked and tasks being performed to satisfy the challenge. For example, a member of a group is asked to tell a story about their recent summer vacation using images drawn on a blackboard or even a piece of paper. The idea is to get the individual involved in some activity that helps communicate something personal about themselves. This is a great challenge for teens you can try this summer, as there is no improper time to boost communication skills, self-confidence, and mutual trust for the young generation.

Interviews

This game is linked to what reporters do for a living when they interview someone for news or feature story data. The aim is to get someone to open up about themselves by simply asking them a series of questions: when did you move here? What is your favorite color and why? What are your life dreams? Just make sure no question sounds like a third-degree police interrogation. And don’t tap into personal issues people are not ready to talk about yet!

Truth or Lie

There is always a very “human” need to keep certain details from family and friends. This is especially true, say most mental health experts, when people are placed in a group of strangers. The result is something that is trending online called “Truth or Lie.” The goal is to share a “truth” and a “lie” with a group so as to inform and entertain. The participants can also make several statements and then ask the group what they think is true or untrue? In turn, the true and false answers are later revealed during a fun and casual sharing meeting. If you want to get some inspiration for truth and secrets’ sharing, some “Truth or Dare” classic questions may help you start on the right foot.

My Little Known Fact

This game is popular with young people and seniors who have some “fun” or little known fact that they share in a group setting. For children, it is all about some “awesome” experience or something they discovered that is just too fun to keep to oneself. At the same time, this fun fact is a great tool when it comes to opening up a group to also share other fun stuff. There are many Baby Boomer and senior groups that often use “My Little Known Fact” as a way and means of bonding about an aging or health issue, or some data about retirement that might benefit the group.

Bounce the Ball

This game features a facilitator who gathers people in a circle where a ball is bounced from one person to another; while the game is to share something personal when the ball bounces your way. This bounce the ball game is also a great team-building exercise because it challenges each member to be creative while discussing something that will personalize each member to the group. A ball is bounced to a member of a group who is asked to share his or her views on why such and such will win during the next bowling or basketball tournament. The fun and icebreaking perks of this game are all about group involvement because each person is tasked with either bouncing the ball or receiving the ball with some question or response. The overall goal is to simply get people to share stuff when prompted to do so.

The Spider Web Challenge

The game features a leader or facilitator who uses a ball of yarn as a way and means to create a physical “spider web,” while the game is to toss the ball of yarn from one group member to another. The game gets interesting when there is this massive spider web of yarn string that has “connected” each member of a group as ONE; while the sharing is the aim. As the ball of yarn is passed, each person must share some detail of their life. The result, after playing for about an hour, is a huge connected string of yarn that is now linked to lots and lots of personal tidbits that otherwise might not have been shared. This is one of the best icebreaking games for adults, as it is both a physical fun challenge and a way to communicate information in a lighthearted manner.

The Relationship Game

This game, as the name implies, is all about one’s personal relationships. It can be about one’s brother or sister, or longtime partner or best friend. The aim is to learn something about an individual based on their personal family or friendship relationships. Meanwhile, there is a longstanding point of view that relationships between two people or a group have the makings for lots and lots in very human and interesting details that can go a long way in making people happy or more open about themselves. For more inspiration, take a look at the best Newlywed Game questions to get the conversation going!

The Guessing Game

The best icebreaker games involve a question and an answer; while the classic “guessing game” has long been used by parents, educators and employers to help build group dynamics. In fact, the act of guessing something about another person is one fun way to literally “break the ice” because one is placed in a position to reveal their own values or ideas when posing a question about something. For instance, a good guess would be “are you married?” The response will be either yes or no; while it is the details of the answer that help the group when it comes to really get to know another individual.

What My Eyes Can See

This is a classic technique and a very human “game” that we all play when viewing something about another person. While it may prove embarrassing to say, “I see you are wearing that old red jacket,” the plus of “what my eye can see” as a fun icebreaker game is to simply acknowledge that someone is doing or wearing something that you question for whatever reasons. Meanwhile, it is the act of asking a question during this game that results in needed community group sharing.

What My Ears Can Hear

This is another aspect of a classic get-to-know-you technique that addresses what an individual says or shares with a group; while the aim is to offer feedback questions about what was heard. The act of listening is in play during this game that allows members of a group to really focus on what someone is saying and why.

The Story Game

This is another relationship game that is designed to enlist stories about one’s personal history, life goals or just to tell a very human story. A story is how ancient people communicated; while children and adults always enjoy a good story as the best way and means to get to know someone or something.

He Said/She Said

This game is played with males and females because there are very clear differences in the sexes when sharing details about one’s life experiences. The goal is to have a male tell a story about some event happening today, and then asking a female in the group to add to that story or tell a related tale. The idea is to share how men and women, boys and girls, may have a different take on things; while the results are always fun and helpful when it comes to knowing what others think and feel.

The Game of Life

This is a simple group relationship game or exercise where members each share their life stories as an effort to help build group dynamics through common life experiences.

Get to Know You Question Ideas

  • Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house?
  • What two radio stations do you listen to in the car the most?
  • What did you want to be when you were a kid?
  • Which is your child’s proudest accomplishment?
  • How and where did you meet your best friend?
  • If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be?
  • In the evening, would you rather play a game, visit a relative, watch a movie, or read?
  • How old were you when you learned Santa wasn’t real? How did you find out?
  • What was your favorite toy when you were in kindergarten?
  • Which superhero did you like the most from DC or Marvel when you were in middle school?
  • How did you choose your current career path and what do you like most about it right now?
  • Did you have a VHS player when growing up or were you born too late and only grew up with a DVD player?
  • Would you rather go to the beach or to a snowy mountain for your ideal vacation trip?
  • If you were the ruler of your own country, what would be the first law you would introduce?
  • Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
  • If your hometown was a food, what food would it be?
  • What fictional television family is your real-life family most similar to?
  • What one story about your childhood best explains the person you are today?
  • If you could change the ending of any famous movie, which movie would it be? What would your new ending be?
  • What’s the weirdest thing in your parents’ or your grandparents’ home?
  • Have you ever been to another continent? If not, which continent would you like to visit and why?

Final Thoughts on Get to Know You Games

Overall, there has never been a better time to help others hooked into a machine to “unplug” for a bit to enjoy sharing personal information with others in games that help people get to know each other. Make sure you check out our big list of icebreaker games, questions, and activities to help you with your next group facilitation.

Remember that get to know you games – played as a company team-building activity – boost productivity, encourage communication, and build trust among team members. They are also amazing instruments to get kids and teens to open up, especially if they are shy. Some other excellent true-and-tested get to know you games are the “Movie Pitch,” the “Foodie,” or the “Logo Love.” You can play them during the social isolation and stay-at-home period this year or you can adapt them for a fun day in the backyard with your kids and their friends. Needless to say, if you pick the right ones, you can get to know better a new date or a potential love interest! Have fun!

50 Fun Challenges for Teens to Try This Summer

If you’re looking for fun challenges for teens, you have come to the right place. It’s that time of year again when the kids are home and they’re throwing out those famous “I’m bored” lines throughout the day. Chances are that your teen is too old for camp, but not quite old enough for a job. Your door is probably opening constantly to a new face that’s also “bored.”

If this sounds familiar, then let them try one of the following 45 fun challenges for teens. Of course, you can draw some inspiration from our ultimate list of fun things to do with the kids (teens, and adults) during the lockdown.

Our point here is that you can offer a bigger challenge by asking them to do one challenge a day for 45 days; that will get them through most of the summer. After all, summer is meant to be fun.

Food and Drink Fun Challenges for Teens

#1  Bubble Gum Challenge

Gather everyone around in a circle. Give them all the same amount of some good tasting bubblegum. Each person then takes a turn blowing a bubble to see who can make the biggest one. This challenge can be fun with as little as two people or make it interesting with the girls competing against the guys. Split them up into teams with the middle schoolers competing against the high schoolers. No matter how they compete, the challenge will be exciting. Just make sure you know how to get the gum off your shoes, (or hair, furniture, and other places where the gum might end up accidentally.)

#2  Baby Food Challenge

For this one you’ll need several jars of baby food, 10-12 different kinds should be a great amount. Have someone not participating in the challenge purchase and prepare the food by removing the labels from each jar. Of course, that person will be the only one to know what kind of food is in the jars. Place the food on the table and let the challenge begin. Each person takes a turn tasting the food from each jar. The object is to guess what kind of food it is and then not to throw up. Make it more fun by making everyone taste the food using a baby spoon. Get a lot of pics and videos of this challenge!

#3  Eat It or Wear It Challenge

Choose a bunch of different foods that most people don’t like. Oh and the worse the smell, the better too!

Number some lunch bags and mix up the foods in each bag. Next, put corresponding numbers on small pieces of paper and put them in a bowl. Each person gets a turn to draw a number from the bowl and then they will be given the corresponding bag. They will then need to decide if they want to eat a spoonful of the contents or wear it. Make sure to get a lot of pictures of this challenge for blackmail later.

If it’s possible, you might want to take this challenge outside. If that’s not possible then choose a large area indoors and place a large drop cloth on the floor. Be sure to let your friends know ahead of time that they shouldn’t be wearing their best clothes when doing this challenge.

#4  French Fries Challenge

A non-participant should make a trip to several fast food restaurants getting fries. Leaving them in the containers from the restaurants, they should be hidden from the participants. Each participant will need a blindfold and when the challenge begins they will all be given a fry from each place one at a time trying to guess where the fry came from. Of course, the best guesser will be given a point for each correct answer and in the end, the one with the most points wins the challenge.

#5  Chubby Bunny Challenge

Mom always said, “Don’t talk with your mouth full,” but that doesn’t count for this challenge.

Grab a partner, a bowl, and a whole mess of marshmallows to see who can last the longest. Start with one marshmallow in your mouth and say, “Chubby Bunny.” If you can say it clearly then move on to the next round where you will add another marshmallow to your mouth and say, “Chubby Bunny” again. The challenge continues until the first person can no longer say the words, or the first person loses a marshmallow out of their mouth.

#6  Hamburger Challenge

Just like the French Fry challenge, this challenge also involves fast food restaurants. A non-participant will need to visit as many restaurants as possible to buy hamburgers for each participant. You can always cut each burger in half since you probably won’t eat the whole thing anyway. Once the burgers are ready the participants must then put on their blindfolds and begin the challenge. As they taste each one, they must guess where it came from. If the answer is correct they get a point. The winner of this challenge is the one who gets the most points.

#7  Smoothie Challenge

Grab your best friend and take your stomach on a trip down craziness.

First, you will want to pick out ten good ingredients that you would normally find in a smoothie. Next, pick out ten more not so good ingredients that you would never find in a smoothie. Some good ingredients could be things such as fruits and milk. The not so good and normal could be things like hot peppers, spices, pickles, or even lunch meat. The crazier the ingredients the better this challenge will be. After you pick out all twenty ingredients, write each one down on a slip of paper and put them into a bowl. The challenge begins with each person taking turns drawing the slip of paper and adding that ingredient into their smoothie. Keep taking turns until all twenty ingredients have been used. Finally, add all your ingredients and some ice into a blender. When both smoothies are ready you must drink it all and not throw up. The first person to give up or throw up is the loser.

#8  McDonalds Roulette Challenge

You will need to make a trip to your favorite McDonalds and then pay close attention to the people around you.

Take some money and get in line. Listen to the person in front of you and order exactly what they do. Each person must do the same and then when you get back to the table let the challenge begin. You must eat everything you ordered, so for one, it might be fries and a coke while the other might have three combo meals to finish. Finishing everything on your tray without throwing up will determine the winner of this competition.

#9  Raw Onion Challenge

Next, on our list of fun challenges for teens in the real of playing with food is the Raw Onion Challenge. You might enjoy eating an onion on your hamburger, but do you think you can handle eating an entire raw onion? Try it and see what happens. Oh wait, we forgot to mention that you’re not allowed to drink anything, and if you do then you will lose the challenge. Make sure to compete with a friend, and nominate another who is too chicken to try the challenge to be the designated videographer; what would be the point if you couldn’t share it with the world?

#10 Warhead Challenge

Sour is better than spicy, right? Well, maybe not.

Warheads are sour candies that can make you pucker for the first few seconds they hit your taste buds. Let’s see if you can handle a mouth full at once. Gather your friends and provide them all with Warheads. Compete to see who can eat the most pieces at once, and swallow them too because otherwise it would be cheating and nobody likes a cheater. Grab an innocent bystander to be the photographer because this is something everyone will want to see.

#11 Lemon Challenge

This is another one of those challenges that you’ll want to do in the kitchen, besides engaging your teens into a cooking session.

Set up a table with plenty of sliced lemons for everyone. Invite your friends to sit around the table and let the competition begin. Yes, you guessed it. The idea is to see who can eat the most lemons without spitting them out. Pucker up and have fun with this challenge.

#12 The Wendy’s .99 cent Value Menu Challenge

Grab a friend or two and take a trip to Wendy’s. Each person should order one of everything off the .99 cent menu. Sit down and begin to eat. In order to win this challenge, you must eat all the food without throwing up. Yes, someone will definitely upchuck, and that calls for automatic disqualification.

Of course, if you and your friends would prefer another fast food restaurant, that’s okay too, just be sure that there’s a .99 cent menu to order from.

#13 Blindfolded Food Tasting Challenge

If you like a variety of different foods, then this challenge should satisfy your taste buds.

A non-participant should prepare different foods ahead of time. Things such as cubed cheese, small servings of lunch meat, fruits, veggies, condiments, and any other interesting combinations will work. The participants must be blindfolded and given a different food item to taste one at a time. The participants shouldn’t be able to touch the food so serving it on a skewer would work, or for a bigger challenge, they can taste with no hands at all. A point is given for each correct guess and the person with the most points wins the challenge.

#14 The Oreo Challenge

Who knew that Oreo cookies could be so much fun?

There are so many different flavors that it makes this challenge exciting. A non-participant should prepare several different kinds of cookies while the participants cover their eyes with blindfolds. The non-participant should then give each person a cookie to taste. When the participant guesses the cookie correctly they get a point. Yes, you guessed how it ends. The person with the highest number of points wins the challenge.

#15 Bread Challenge

This challenge doesn’t require anything more than a loaf of bread but beware, it’s not as easy as it looks.

With the loaf of bread, see who can construct the tallest configuration using only the bread. Each participant has only 75 seconds to see who’s configuration will be the tallest.

#16 Soda Challenge

The biggest challenge to this one might be for the person who has the job of finding twelve different soda flavors.

Compete with a friend and guess the taste of each soda. The best way to play is to be blindfolded so that you can’t see the color of the soda. You can smell if you want, but remember, the taste doesn’t always match the smell. You get a point for each correct guess, and you guessed it, the person with the most points without getting sick wins the challenge.

#17 Cook-A- Meal Challenge

This is a fun way to fix lunch!

Depending on how many people are participating will depend on the categories. If it’s just two people then each person will prepare the main course using three specific ingredients. This is done similar to television cooking shows. Each course must include the three specific ingredients but can include anything additional the participants want to add. If there are enough people to include desserts or appetizers then go for it. In the end, there must be a non-participant who can do the judging. The individual or team with the best food wins the challenge.

#18 Exploding Watermelon Challenge

This one is best for an outdoor challenge when possible.

Start out by giving each participant a small, seedless watermelon, or use two melons and split the group up into two teams. Provide each person with a ton of thick rubber bands and when the time begins, start wrapping those rubber bands around the watermelon. The first person or team to cause their watermelon to explode is the winner. The prize? All the watermelon you care to eat! If you want to start on a calmer pace, try this experiment first with chubby bell pepper. It explodes less spectacularly than a melon, but you will know what to expect. Film this challenge, it is a crowd favorite on YouTube!

#19 Tin Can Challenge

Have someone prepare about twenty tin cans of food by taking off the labels and then numbering them. Each can should have a corresponding number on a piece of paper to be drawn from a bowl. Put all the unopened cans on a table and be sure to have a can opener close by. The first person draws a number from the bowl then takes the can with the same number and opens it. That person must eat a spoonful of its contents without spitting it out or throwing it up. Each person gets a point for each of the food swallowed and loses a point when it spits out. The person with the most points wins but the first person to throw up is automatically out.


#20 Cinnamon Challenge

Another crowd favorite on YouTube and social media, the cinnamon challenge is a pain. At first, it seems easy and benign, but it is not. The idea is to challenge the participants to take a mouthful of cinnamon (a teaspoon will suffice, trust us) and swallow it in under one minute without the help of any liquid. Before you challenge your children to do this, watch a video of someone who already tried (and failed) this challenge already. The burning sensation, screaming, crying, and cursing may not be what one would call fun challenges for teens to spend the summer. If it looks to cruel, skip it. Otherwise, go for it, as the expectation aversion is strong with this one.

Exercise & Physical Fun Challenges for Teens

#21 Jump Rope Challenge

Each person is given a jump rope and a time limit. A non-participant should be the “counter.” Set a timer and let the competition begin. The idea is to see who can jump the most amount of times within the time limit without falling. Each time the rope hits the pavement that counts for a jump. It sounds easy, but is it? Go find out!

#22 Hula Hoop Challenge

Much like the jump rope challenge and other fun outdoor games for children, the hula hoop challenge will have your waist moving for the win. Set a time limit and the person who keeps the hula going the longest without stopping wins. Of course, if you lose your rhythm and your hoop, you’re automatically out. The teens should try this competition against the adults to see if they still have it.

#23 Hoverboard Challenge

Grab a hoverboard and set up a challenging obstacle course, then let the competition begin! Just like any other obstacle course game, there must be a time limit, so, you guessed it, the person who completes the obstacle in the least amount of time without falling off the board wins the challenge!

Miscellaneous Fun Challenges for Teens

#24 Not My Hands Challenge

With one person sitting on a chair, somebody else hides behind them. The person behind will be using their hands while the person in the chair will do the talking to direct the hidden person in the right direction. For example, they might make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but of course, the hidden person can’t see so the person sitting must use direction in making the sandwich. When the sandwich is made, the hidden person must feed it to the person on the chair.

#25 Try Not to Laugh Challenge

The basic goal here is to watch the video and not to laugh, that includes a smile.

You will need some of the funniest videos you can find for this simple challenge. It is one of the easiest indoor games and challenges to do indoors during the lockdown with your children and even adult friends.

#26 Makeup Challenge

One person must be completely blindfolded and give the other a complete makeup makeover. You can try this fun game with your adult female friends at a bridesmade party as well. Don’t let a mirror appear until the makeover is complete. The more makeup you use in this challenge the more fun it will be, and oh, don’t forget to get those phones out because everyone will want to see the results!

#27 Say Anything Challenge

You will need some tape and your best friend to make this challenge work. Choose a third person to pick categories or put categories in a bowl and each person takes a turn drawing from the bowl. The idea is not to stumble and to keep the rhythm flowing. When a category is chosen each person must say a word in that category. For example, the category is an animal so the first person would say dog, the next person would say cat and keep going until someone gets stuck. The person who stumbles earns a piece of tape on their face placed by the opponent. You must keep track of the pieces of tape because the person who has the most pieces at the end of the challenge loses.

#28 The Whisper Challenge

Much like a game of telephone this challenge is always fun to find out what the other person thought they heard.

You will need some noise-canceling headphones and a few friends to make this challenge more fun. Each person must have their headphones on and cranked up with their favorite music. The first person starts the challenge with a random phrase that can be drawn from a prepared pile of phrases, or by finding random fun stuff from the internet. Tell the first person the phrase and then the next person repeats what they think they heard from lip reading and so on until the last person is left. In the end, the person who started the phrase can then reveal what it was supposed to be.

If you want to complete this challenge using two people, the first person can give a phrase and repeat it three times until the person either gets it right or continues to make a mess of it. Each person can take turns until someone finally gets it right or the time runs out.

#29 Tickle Me Challenge

This challenge requires a little trivia knowledge or you will be tickled!

Each person takes a turn asking another a question, but it if the person answers it incorrectly, that’s right, they will have to be tickled until the time is up.

#30 Ice Bucket Challenge

To compete in this challenge, you will need a bucket full of ice and water. Each person who wishes to compete in the Ice Bucket Challenge should be dressed in a bathing suit and there should be plenty of dry towels and clean clothes handy after the challenge is complete. Choose one person to be the designated “dumper.” This is the person that will have a blast drowning their friends with the ice water. Dump the water over the victim’s head quickly and watch them squirm. A phone is a must-have for this challenge because you’ll want to be sure and capture the moment in pictures. There isn’t really a winner in this competition but it’s fun to watch their facial expressions and to hear their screams. Obviously, the best place to perform this challenge would be outside, and if you really want the challenge to be harder, try it in the winter.

#31 Blindfolded Hairstyle Challenge

All you need to complete this challenge is a blindfold, a lot of hair accessories, and a brave soul.

The person with the blindfold must use the hair accessories to style the other person’s hair. You can be as creative as you want, but remember that the stylist will be blindfolded so be sure that all the styling tools are safe. An excellent photographer will be needed to capture the events of this challenge while it’s in progress.

#32 Popsicle Stick and Cup Tower Challenge

Set up a sturdy table and gather as many popsicle sticks and paper cups as you can possibly find. Please, for the sake of everyone, if you decide to start pulling from the trash, clean them first. Put all the sticks and cups on the table and let the building begin. Keep going to see who can create the tallest tower without it falling down first. Set a timer to make the challenge even better, or just keep going until the last person’s tower is still standing.

#33 Egg Drop Challenge

This one will work best if you have access to at least a two-story building.

Find as many supplies as possible such as newspaper, tape, straws, paper towels, confetti or anything else you can think of that will give your egg a safe landing. Once you have all the supplies ready each person can begin to build a “safe landing” nest for a raw egg. The biggest challenge will be to build the nest in a limited amount of time. Once the timer goes off the nest is finished no matter what state it’s in. You will need to place the nest on the ground under a high window. Everyone should proceed upstairs and at that time they will each be given a raw egg. The idea is to make the egg land into the nest without it breaking.

#34 100 Layer Challenge

You will need 100 pieces of clothing and you can even include hats and socks in the mix. Start with the layer of clothing you’re already wearing, that counts as the first layer and then continue to layer the clothes until you’re wearing all 100 pieces of clothing. If you can’t make it then you can’t win the challenge.

#35 Card House Challenge

Everyone grab a deck of cards, find a sturdy place, and start building the best house you can without knocking it over because if you do, you lose. Okay, so it might sound old-fashioned and corny, but sometimes the older games and challenges are the most popular.

#36 Memorize Challenge

With this challenge, a non-participant should prepare a tray and place numerous items on it. It’s then up to the non-participant to display the tray for a few seconds for each person to see. As the tray makes its way around, it’s up to each participant to try and remember what’s on it. When the tray is hidden, each person should write down what they saw. The person that has the most items right wins the challenge.

#37 Ice Bath Challenge

If it’s a warm day you can do this one outside using a kiddie pool full of ice and water. The first person must get into the pool of ice water and stay there until they’ve answered one question. In order to complete the challenge, you must be able to stay in the pool until you’ve answered the question completely.

#38 No Hands Nail Polish Challenge

You and a friend must compete to see who can paint the most nails in one minute by using only your mouth. Oh, you might think this challenge is a piece of cake, but think again! It’s really interesting to watch the guys try this challenge too. The person who gets the most nails painted in one minute wins the challenge. You can also have a non-participant to judge the best-looking nails for the win.

#39 The Cotton Ball Challenge

You’ll need a blindfold, two bowls, a large kitchen spoon, and a bunch of cotton balls for this challenge. Set a timer or designate a certain number of scoops and while blindfolded, you must hold the empty bowl on your head and scoop some cotton balls from the other bowl into the one on your head. The person who scoops the most cotton balls wins.

#40 No Thumbs Challenge

Each participant must tape your thumb and forefinger together making it impossible to use your thumb. In the meantime, a non-participant should create a list of tasks for each person to perform. Get a point for each completed task, but get a point taken away for each task that’s incomplete. At the end, the person who has the most points wins the challenge.

#41 The 7 Second Challenge

This simple challenge requires the participants to complete a task in 7 seconds. Continue by doing the process of elimination, meaning that the last participant left in the challenge wins. The tasks can be created by a non-participant so the challenge can be fair for everyone.

#42 Beans and Chopstick Challenge

The rules of this challenge are simple. Each person has one minute to get as many beans into a bowl as they can by using chopsticks. Only one hand can be used or it’s cheating. The person who can manage to get the most beans in the bowl wins the challenge. Here is one of the best and most fun challenges for teens you can do inside or outdoors, no matter the season!

#43 Blindfolded Drawing Challenge

Each person is given a blindfold, a drawing pad, and a pencil. A non-participant can tell them what to draw and they must perform the task while blindfolded. The person who has the best drawing wins the challenge. Two people can participate in this challenge by taking turns.

#44 Cling Wrap Challenge

With this challenge, it will be someone’s pleasure to sellotape each participant to a chair. When the challenge begins, each person will then have to figure out a way to escape the trap. Of course, each person will want to move the fastest because the first one to escape wins the challenge.

(Avoid using the clingfilm above the shoulders to prevent blocking airways)

#45 Store Challenge

Set a limit of around $10 and pick a favorite store. Next, everyone must make a trip to that store and go on a shopping spree with the $10 limit. When everyone is finished, you must all compare the items with each other. You can make the winner the one who buys the best for the money; who buys a unique item; the funniest, and so on.

#46 Truth or Dare Challenge

A good game of Truth or Dare with teens may go sideways if you don’t control it properly. Refrain from asking embarrassing questions or things that would invade the privacy of your teens. Other than that, Truth or Dare is one of the fun challenges for teens that help you to bond and keep yourselves entertained in the family. Check this guide on the best Truth or Dare questions to inspire you!

#47 Scavenger Hunt

Nobody can say no to a scavenger hunt in the backyard or even in the house! Organizing a scavenger hunt takes some preparation and time from your part and it could take a full day. However, keep in mind that such a challenge can keep your teens entertained and quite busy. Invite their friends over and have a blast together competing against each other! Check out our list of fun scavenger hunt ideas to implement this summer for your teenage kids!

#48 Treasure Hunt

We have talked about treasure hunts when we discussed the fun challenges to do with teens and kids at home during the lockdown, but it is worth a mention here as well. Summer, parks, and backyards are the best precursors for a good old fashioned treasure hunt. Ignite your imagination engine, get some help from others who organized treasure hunts before, and keep your kids (and adult friends, why not?) entertained for a full day!

#49 Guess the Song

The best way to play this game or implement this challenge is to have a non-participant present who knows how to play an instrument, like a guitar. If you don’t have such a musician among you, a music player/laptop/smartphone will do. One of the best and fun challenges for teens, this one has them guessing the song or at least the artist after they listen to the first notes or lyrics of the song. They should do this without using the Internet, of course.

#50 The Egg (Russian) Roulette

The last entry on our list of fun challenges for teens is the Egg Roulette you have probably seen already on celebrity shows and televised challenges. You need a full carton of eggs. Boil a few as hard as you can and leave some raw. Mix them well in the carton so not even you can know which eggs are raw and which are cooked. Then, gather the teens and their friends and challenge them to pick an egg to break against their heads. Play until the group finishes all the eggs in the carton. Of course, the winner is the player who managed to break the smallest number of eggs on their face.

Things to Consider When Performing Dangerous Challenges

We’ve tried to keep this list as safe and friendly as it can be so that anyone and everyone can have a fun time performing these challenges.

However, we are aware that teens love their adrenaline when it comes to challenging themselves and others. While we’re not your parents and have no authority over you, we feel the need to warn you about what to avoid when trying to perform dangerous stunts.

First off, when skateboarding for example, avoid doing advanced moves until you’ve gotten down the basics quite well. Be prepared to suffer a few injuries here and there, and don’t be afraid to wear at least basic protective equipment when riding on rough terrain. And, whatever you do, don’t skateboard through traffic. It’s never a good idea.

Secondly, we know teens are rebellious and won’t usually listen to adults who tell them otherwise. But, please, if you search for fun challenges for teens and stumble upon some that might look a bit too risky, just don’t. If you want some adrenaline, go bungee-jumping or sky-diving with authorized instructors. In any case, use your head. Think about it this way: are the risks worth the fun? What’s the worst that can happen if I get involved in an accident relating to this particular activity? Always keep these questions in the back of your mind.

Fun Challenges for Teens: Bottom Line

We hope you enjoyed our selection of fun challenges for teens to try this summer in or outside the house. If you have some games and similar challenges you do at home, feel free to share them with us to lengthen this list of ideas and inspiration!

Before we leave you to set up in motion these challenges, we have to remind you that you should use caution when performing these challenges because some of them may be dangerous. Be sure to try as many challenges outdoors when possible; always provide towels, dry clothes, and other necessities when needed.

Make sure you check out our fundraising ideas for teens as well, together with our guide on fun things to do with children (and even your adult friends and family members) during the ongoing lockdown! Hopefully, we will get past this virus sooner rather than later and we will soon be able to resume our once wonderful lives. Until then, stay safe, and practice the necessary precautions to avoid putting vulnerable people in danger. Or play video games. Those are fun if you don’t have the possibility of meeting others face to face.

Have fun!

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220+ Newlywed Game Questions for Large Groups

When it comes to hosting parties it’s not always easy to come up with different themes, much less food that will have everyone going back for more and games that will keep everyone entertained. However, with these newlywed game questions for men, women, and couples, you have a surefire way to make everyone have a good laugh and bond stronger.

A great party to host is a game show party, but which one should you start with? Think about the friends you will invite and what they would like most.

Try hosting a Newlywed Game Questions Party. It’s a simple and inexpensive way to get everyone together and keep them all laughing. This game works for bachelorette parties very well and it makes an excellent rainy day game for friends and couples who want to have a laugh or spend a fun afternoon indoors. We will talk more about this in a few moments.

Before planning the party, think about all the couples you know. They don’t have to be married, in fact, it can be played as a way for new couples to get to know each other better, you just might have to tweak some of the questions.

How to Play the Newlywed Game Questions for Men, Women, and Couples

The Newlywed Game is a classic that debuted on television in 1966. Since its birth, there have been many different variations, therefore, the rules to this game can be mixed up to your liking.

We have prepared a simple game variation that you can follow, but feel free to tweak the rules and questions to the needs of your group. Make sure you add some of your own personalized questions to make things interesting for the said couple. You can draw some inspiration from the bridal shower games for large groups as well.

Let’s see how to play the newlywed game!

  • Split the group into three or four teams of couples.
  • One person should be elected as the game host (maybe this will be the lonely one).
  • Each couple will be competing to win the game by gaining the most points.
  • For the first round, the women should leave the room. The host should pick four questions from the husband round list to ask the guys. (More questions can be asked if you choose).
  • After the guys have given their answers, the women should reappear.
  • The host should ask each question once again giving the women a chance to match with their partner.
  • Each correct match gains five points.

For the second round, the guys should leave the room and the game continues the same as the first round until it’s time for the last question.

  • That question should be one of the two-part bonus questions from the list.
  • When the guys reappear, they will compete in the same as the first round with the exception of the bonus question.
  • When it’s time for the bonus question the team will receive five points for each correct answer, so if they match both answers correctly they will gain ten points.

In the end, the team with the most points wins the game.

You can set the points up however you would like and the bonus questions can be asked in either the wife or the husband round. You might want to use bonus questions in both rounds but double the points in the second round. There is really no right or wrong way to play this game just remember to have a great time in getting to know each other better!

The following list provides you with 201 interesting Newlywed game questions to help you get started:

Newlywed Game Questions: The Wife Round

Here are some of the best newlywed game questions for the women! Keep in mind you can add some of your own to make things more personal. However, make sure you do not add sensitive questions or very intimate inquiries that might upset people. After all, these newlywed game questions are for fun, not to stir up couple’s issues!

What would your husband say is his biggest pet peeve?

When your husband cooks for you would you say the food is spot on, or would you sign him up for cooking school?

Would you say that your husband prefers your face to be painted, or would he rather look at it in its natural state?

When it comes to having children, would your husband say, “Our small house will do,” “Honey, start looking for a bigger house,” or “I’m happy with the family dog?”

Will your husband say that you spend more money, he spends more money, or you spend money equally?

What is one thing you do that drives your husband bonkers?

Between the two of you, who will your husband say is the bigger pack rat?

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would your husband say that you would go?

It’s his turn to plan a date night, what does he plan?

When it comes to sports, would you say your husband prefers the ones with a just a field, a ball and bat, a net, or he isn’t really all that into sports?

What was your husband’s first job?

Which one of you is the biggest procrastinator?

How many dates did the two of you go on before the first kiss?

Which one of you brought up the subject of marriage first?

If you were cleaning out the closets, what is the one thing of your husband’s that you would throw away?

What is your husband’s idea of the perfect weekend?

Would you say your husband would prefer to live in the wilderness and hunt for his food, or would he rather live in the big city and order dinner in?

Which one of your relatives would you say your husband likes the least?

Who won the last argument the two of you had?

If the two of you went on a double date with another couple, who would your husband want to go out with?

Finish this sentence, “I wish my husband would pay as much attention to me as he does his _________.”

What is your husband’s favorite hobby?

Has your husband ever cried during a movie?

What is the one material thing your husband owns that means the most to him?

What will your husband say that he loves about you the most?

It’s your night to pick the movie, will you pick something that will keep you on the edge of your seat, something that will keep you rolling with laughter, or will you need the tissue box?

What is your husband’s favorite late night snack?

Which one of you is the first to fall asleep at night?

Does your husband prefer pizza, wings, steak, or one of each, please?

When eating out, which of you is the bigger tipper?

Which of you is the thrifty shopper?

If the two of you went to visit a pet shelter together, would he head to the dogs or the cats first?

When it comes to dancing, would your husband wait for the slow dance, would he get on the dance floor when it’s time for the fast moves, or would he just sit them all out?

If the two of you were on a date, which one of you would be the most likely to look at your phone during the main event of the date?

When it comes to doing household chores, would you say that you do the most of them, he does the most of them, or do you share an equal amount?

If your husband wrote a book about your family what would the title be?

Who will he say you are closest to in his family?

What is the one thing the two of you can never seem to agree on?

If your husband could have a different job what would it be?

What is the one bad habit you wish your husband would stop?

How long did the two of you date before you introduced him to your family?

Does he prefer a hot cooked breakfast, cold cereal, or nothing at all?

What was the name of your first boyfriend?

Do you prefer to text or talk?

What is your husband’s favorite soft drink?

When it’s time for dessert will your husband choose pie, cake, or something else?

Will he say you are a morning person or a night person?

What was your husband’s first vehicle?

Would he say you are more of an indoor or an outdoor person?

Does your husband prefer long hair, short hair, or it doesn’t matter at all?

If you and your husband were together when you saw a homeless person, which one of you would be most eager to help them?

Which one of you would be most likely to go on a diet first?

When going to a restaurant, does your hubby prefer a sit-down or a buffet?

Which one of you can better deal with a stressful situation?

How often do you go to the beauty shop?

Would your husband rather wear a suit and tie or jeans and a tee?

How many windows do you have in your current home?

Does your car have a 4- cylinder or a 6-cylinder engine?

Which one, if any, is your husband’s favorite social media site?

If your husband were to guess, how many hangers would he say is in your closet?

What is one word that your husband uses that you wish he wouldn’t?

What is one thing you don’t have in your house but you wish you did?

How many sets of dishes do you currently own?

What will your husband say is your go-to site on the web?

What are you and your hubby saving up for?

How many magazine subscriptions will he say you currently get on a regular basis?

If the two of you were to go on a trip and take one of your relatives, who would your husband want to take with you?

Newlywed Game Questions: The Husband Round

Here are the newlywed game questions for men! Again, make sure you do not cause reason for upsets or tensions among people if you choose to add some of your own questions that play on the more personal, intimate side.

When it comes to shoes, would you say your wife prefers heels, flats, sandals, or sneakers?

What is the one household chore your wife will say that you do better than she does?

How many pieces of luggage did your wife take with her on your honeymoon?

When your wife is getting dressed in the morning, which one of her outfits do you hope she’s putting on?

What is the one household chore you absolutely hate to do, but your wife is always nagging you to do it anyway?

The last time you gave your wife flowers, were they roses, carnations, another kind, or will she say you never give her flowers?

What is the name of your wife’s favorite store?

Finish this sentence: “The last gift I gave to my wife was ________.”

When it comes to an argument, which one of you always seems to get the last word in?

Finish this sentence: “My wife’s biggest fear is __________.”

Finish this sentence: “Our wedding was almost perfect until __________.”

What was the name of the street your wife grew up on?

How many doors will your wife say that you had in the first place the two of you lived together?

Is your wife always late, always early, or always right on time?

Which one of you is the most organized?

What was your wife wearing on your first date with her?

Where did you take your wife on your second date?

Without saying the year, when is your wife’s birthday?

If your wife gave you a hall pass, what would she say you would use it for?

What will your wife say is your favorite piece of furniture in your home?

When it comes to ice cream, does your wife like plain old chocolate, plain old vanilla, or does she like a little crunch to mix it up a bit?

Which one of you is the first to wake up in the morning?

When choosing from a menu, would your wife prefer the lighter side, the pasta side, or will she flip to the meat side?

When it comes to replacing the toilet paper roll, should the paper go over or under?

Who will your wife say is the more romantic one in your relationship?

Which one of you is elected to turn off the lights at night?

Complete this sentence: “I love eating the food my wife cooks I just wish she would quit making _________.”

Of all the bridesmaids, your wife had in the wedding, how many were relatives?

How does your wife prefer her eggs cooked, scrambled, fried, poached, omelet style, or would she say no thank you?

What was the name of your first girlfriend?

Is your wife usually too cold, too hot, or is she just right?

If your wife is texting someone, who is she most likely texting?

If your wife were to describe you as a superhero, who would it be?

Which one of you usually picks the restaurant?

How old was your wife when she started school?

When it comes to food, does your wife prefer Mexican, Italian, Chinese, or American?

What kind of laundry detergent is in your house?

Would she say that it’s your fault, or would she admit that it’s her fault that you need two bathrooms in your house?

When your wife packs your lunch, what do you hope to find in the bag?

What state will your wife say you were you born in?

Would your wife say your grades in high school were above average, so- so, or try again?

Who spoke the first words when the two of you first met?

Would your wife say that you’re the type of person who likes to try new things or would you rather leave well enough alone?

How far into the relationship did the two of you get before having your first argument?

If you were to write a love letter to your wife would she be able to read it, or would she have to call on a professional for help?

When it comes to gardening, is that something you would do, she would do, or would you share the task?

Would you say your wife does most of her shopping online or does she go out to the store?

What is the brand name of your washer and dryer?

If your wife could spend a day in the life of someone else, who would it be?

Who said, “I love you” first?

Who picked the wedding date?

If one of your relatives was going to stay with you, which one would your wife hope it would be?

When it comes to the music genre, which one would your wife say is your favorite?

What is the one thing that your wife would like to change about herself?

Finish this sentence: “Every time my wife goes shopping she brings home another __________.”

Which one of your wife’s relatives would you say she resembles the most?

When it comes to vacations, would your wife say that you would be happy sleeping in a tent, you like the smell of a cabin, or you want a hot shower in the hotel?

How long does it take your wife to get ready for a night out?

What is your wife’s favorite fruit?

What was the last thing you did for your wife that she never expected?

What will your wife say is her favorite time of the year?

Would your wife say she prefers gold or silver?

What will your wife say is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

What was the name of your wife’s childhood pet?

How long did the two of you date before you spent the night together?

When the two of you are in the car together, who controls the radio?

Does your wife prefer juice, coffee, soda, or something else with her breakfast?

Husband Round Two-Part Bonus Newlywed Game Questions

Are you having a lot of fun and want the entertainment to continue? No problems! Here is a bonus part containing more newlywed game questions for men (husbands, boyfriends, etc.).

Finish this sentence: “My wife likes to have _________ massaged, but she can’t stand to have her _________ touched.”

If you had to leave your house in an emergency what are the two things your wife would say you would grab on your way out the door?

Finish this sentence: “I like my wife’s friend ________, but I really wish she would dump her friend ___________.”

What are the two most important things your wife will say that you must have on your sandwich?

What are your wife’s two most valuable things?

When your wife was in school, what were her two favorite subjects?

Of your wife’s relatives, which two are the oldest?

What are two things you have in your house that your wife could never live without?

Name two pizza toppings that are a must have for her.

If the two of you were pregnant, who are the two people your wife would want to tell first?

Finish this sentence: “My wife is really good at ____________, but ___________, not so much.”

What are two things your wife made you get rid of before moving in together?

If you stumbled upon a Magic Genie lamp, what will your wife say that two of your three wishes would be?

If you were to look through your wife’s purse, what are two things you would find?

Finish this sentence: “My wife likes it when I wear ______________, but would rather I put _________ in the trash.”

Name two things your wife has on her dresser.

Finish this sentence: “My wife can’t wait to watch ________ on TV, but she wishes they would take _________ off the air.”

Besides texting and talking, what are two other things your wife uses her phone for?

Finish this sentence: “Everyday my wife looks forward to ____________, but she dreads _________.”

Name two animals your wife would never have as pets.

What are two things your wife likes to keep in her car?

Besides you, who are the other two people your wife talks to the most?

What are her two favorite days of the week?

Finish this sentence: “When we have kids we will name the boy ___________ and the girl will be named_______________.”

When the two of you go out to eat, which two restaurants do you visit the most?

What are the two pieces of jewelry that you will always find your wife wearing?

When going out in public, what are two things your wife cannot be seen without?

Finish this sentence: “My wife likes to shop for groceries at___________, but she won’t step foot in________.”

What are the two things your wife would say she misses the most about her old neighborhood?

Finish this sentence: “When it comes to celebrities, my wife would be ecstatic if she were to meet_________, but she would have no interest in meeting_______.”

“If my wife were to paint the living room I hope she would paint it _________ because I really hate the color__________.”

“If she was playing on the playground she would be in a hurry to run toward__________, but she would run away from__________.”

Wife Round Two-Part Bonus Newlywed Game Questions

In the spirit of pure entertainment, if you want to prolong the game, enjoy the following bonus newlywed game questions for women (wives, girlfriends, etc.)!

Finish this sentence: “My husband doesn’t mind driving_______, but he really hates driving_________.”

When your husband plans an outdoor trip, what are two things he’s sure to have in his cooler?

If you sent him to the store with your grocery list, what are two things he would bring home that were not on that list?

Finish this sentence: “I like my husband’s friend___________, but his friend___________ is a little out there.”

What will he say are the two things you miss the most from your childhood?

When the two of you plan to go out for dinner, what two restaurants would not be on the list of choices?

When you pack for a trip, what are the two things your husband will say he can find in your suitcase?

What are his two favorite kinds of animals?

What are two things he will say you can always find in the refrigerator at home?

If the two of you went on a picnic, what will he say are two things you would put in the basket?

Finish this sentence, “My husband likes to see ________ on his dinner plate, but he will push the plate aside if ________ is on it instead.”

Finish this sentence: “My husband is a tough man, but when it comes to ________ and _______, he melts.”

Who are the two people your husband works he likes the least?

Finish this sentence: “My husband always seems to remember_______, but he can never remember_______.”

If you were to look through your husband’s wallet, what are two things you would find in there?

What are his two favorite articles of clothing?

When it comes to watching TV, what are his two favorite networks to watch?

Finish this sentence: “My husband wears size_______ shoes and he requires a size_________ for his gloves.”

What will he say are the names of your two best friends from high school?

Finish this sentence: “If we were at an amusement park we wouldn’t be able to stay away from__________, but I wouldn’t be able to get him to go on___________.”

Finish this sentence: “When it comes to eating hamburgers, my husband always puts________ on his, but he can’t stand to put__________ on it.”

When your husband leaves for work, what are the two things he always takes with him?

When it comes to nail polish, which two colors will your husband say you will choose?

If you were to plant a vegetable garden, what are the two must haves he would insist on planting?

What would he say were your two favorite childhood cartoon characters?

Finish the Sentence Type of Newlywed Game Questions

“If I were to dye my hair he would like it to be__________, but he would hope that I didn’t color it____________.”

“My partner can fix a__________ like a boss, but when it comes to fixing__________ he needs a little professional help.”

“When we go to a bar, my husband always drinks___________ but he can’t stand the taste of___________.”

“Every time our friends come over for game night my husband hopes we are going to play___________ and not__________.”

“When it comes to shopping for lunch meat my husband always runs for__________ but turns his nose up at___________.”

“When I buy soap my husband really hopes it smells like__________ because he can’t stand the smell of____________.”

“When it comes to buying air freshener, my husband prefers the house to smell like__________, but can’t stand it if the air freshener makes the house smell like__________.”

“When it comes to his underwear, my husband likes his to be__________, and is uncomfortable in a pair of__________.”

“Regarding furniture, my husband loves to sit on_________, but please don’t make him sit on__________.”

“When we eat snacks my husband loves when I put out__________, but watch him frown when he sees__________.”

Game Questions for Couples

You can adapt the game as a competition between two or three couples – which are also good friends – to see who knows who best. Of course, it also makes an excellent ice breaker for a newlywed party. So here are 20 more questions that the couple can ask the guests to see which of their friends know them best. You can repeat the questions for the other couples present at the party game as well. As we said, it is one of the easiest ways to spend an afternoon or an evening having fun indoors.

Who is the celebrity crush of each of us?

Who is the better kisser between us?

What are our star signs?

When and where did we first meet?

Which is the strangest quirk each of us has?

Who is the best cook between us?

Who is the tidiest and most organized between us?

What is our favorite getaway/vacation destination?

Who is the most likely between us to deal with a cockroach or a spider in the house?

What is the most likely thing each of us could end up in jail for?

Which is our most favorite shared hobby?

What would be the last perfect meal for each of us?

What are the most likely things that we could argue about on any given day?

Indoor couch potatoes or outdoor adventurers – what does describe us best?

Who has the most exes between us?

What movie do we re-watch most frequently together?

What’s our most prized possession, or the item we would save in a fire?

If we would have a pet, what would it be?

What is our worst habit?

What would we most likely do if on a desert island together?

Biggest fear for each of us: what is it?

The way we see it, you can gather together in the living room one evening. The hosting couple can ask these questions to their friends. Of course, both partners should have an agreement on what the correct answers are. As the friends give their answers, you can note them down and declare the winner the person that nailed the most correct answers. You can set a time for each question or let the group collaborate for a shared prize.

Newlywed Traditions and Superstitions

Have you ever wondered why does the groom have to carry his newlywed wife across the threshold? It’s to protect her from evil spirits lurking below.

Ironically, the one day that’s considered to be the unluckiest for weddings in England is Saturday. Coincidentally, it’s also the day when most couples choose to have their wedding.

According to Hindu tradition, rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck.

Ancient Romans studied pig entrails to determine the luckiest time to marry. Oh, those crazy Romans…

Moving on to Egypt, people believe that having women pinch the bride on her wedding day brings good luck. We’re not judging, but we wouldn’t want to be in the bride’s place, that’s for sure.

In the Middle East, brides paint henna on their hands and feet to protect themselves from the evil eye. Now you can see that henna isn’t just a trend, but a long-lasting tradition.

A Swedish bride puts a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe to ensure that she’ll never do without. Going slightly more south in Europe, Czech newlyweds have peas thrown at them instead of rice like in most other European countries.

Diamonds set in gold or silver became popular as betrothal rings among wealthy Venetians toward the end of the fifteenth century. However, diamonds themselves have very little real value. It was during the 20th century’s advertising campaigns that they got their price artificially inflated thanks to some well thought-out ads.

Ever wondered where the now iconic white dress comes from? Or the bride’s veil? Queen Victoria started the Western world’s white wedding dress trend in 1840. Before then, brides simply wore their best dress. Ancient Greeks and Romans thought the veil protected the bride from evil spirits. Brides have worn veils ever since.

Bottom Line

Now that you have this newlywed game questions list you should have no problem keeping the group busy for a few hours. Have a great time, and remember, it’s only a game! Make sure you check out our bridal shower games for large groups as well!

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How to Play Fishbowl Game: Rules, Regulations, and Tips

The Fishbowl Game is a fun-filled memory game that combines Charades, Password, and Taboo.  It is also an easy game to learn, which means children and adults can play it together. Today, we will learn how to play the Fishbowl Game, focusing on its rules, regulations, and instructions. We will also insert some tips throughout this guideline.

The Fishbowl Game can be played with large groups, which makes it perfect for family get-togethers.  It also works well as a school classroom activity or a team-building exercise.

The first thing to learn regarding how to play the Fishbowl Game is its core component: competition. The teams race against each other to offer correct answers and score as many points as possible. It is an amazing game to play indoors with the kids during the lockdown and one of the funniest challenges to organize with your teens and their friends during a summer day in the backyard.

How Many People do You Need to Play the Fishbowl Game?

The Fishbowl Game is a party game for large groups. It works well for a wide bunch of friends spending an afternoon together, as a newlywed after-party game with a host of guests, a bridal shower game for large groups, or a crowd game for kids and teens on camp, and so on.

In other words, you can play the game in six or eight people, but it is best to think about it in terms of ten to twenty participants. It keeps things more interesting and more entertaining. Since the main purpose of the game is people giving their best shot at describing things, playing out a word, or engage in other spectacular manners of conveying a meaning, the more the merrier.

How to Play the Fishbowl Game: Rules and Regulations

You will need a few objects to play The Fishbowl Game, so start by gathering them in one place.

Gather the following materials:

  • 3-4 Pens
  • Paper
  • Scissors

  •   A container to hold the paper (a fishbowl is ideal!)
  •   A timer

Cut the paper into small strips that are big enough for players to write a couple of words on.  Each player will require three strips of paper.

How to Play the Fishbowl Game

Step 1: Populate the fishbowl

Start by separating everyone into two equal teams. Now that you have Team A and Team B, each player in each team will then take three strips of paper and write a word or familiar phrase on each piece.  Players will have to guess the words or phrases later on, so they shouldn’t be too obscure.  Each player then folds their pieces of paper in half and places them into the fishbowl.  After all of the pieces of paper are in the fishbowl, someone has to shake the bowl to mix them up. For this reason, you might find the game also called “Salad Bowl.”

Choosing the words may be a little challenging – don’t forget you will have to say everything about those objects/concepts but their name. Also, at some point during the Fishbowl Game, you might end up acting upon them, play mime with them. So go beyond the animal charades you play with the kids and give your friends (or yourself) a good run for their money. In between words like a dictator, propeller, psychedelic, or tourniquet, you can throw in some nicer, easier words, like: giggle, fishbowl, or spoon.

Step 2: Play the “Taboo” round

The taboo round is first up.  The goal of this round is to guess as many words or phrases as possible within 1 minute.

The round progresses like this:
  •   The starting team selects a player to go first.
  •   That player will grab a piece of paper from the fishbowl and reads it.  The 1-minute timer will start as soon as they pick a piece of paper from the fishbowl.
  •   The player will then use words to get their teammates to guess the word or phrase that is on the paper.  They cannot use any hand gestures — only words.  They can’t say any of the words that are on the paper, as they are the “taboo” words.  For example, if the word is “Cheeseburger” they might say “You eat this at McDonald’s”
  •   If the player thinks the word or phrase is too hard, they can “pass” and put the paper back into the fishbowl.  However, players can only do this once per round.
  •   If the team successfully guesses the word, they get to keep the piece of paper.
  •   After 1 minute has elapsed, the other team gets their turn.  They also have 1-minute to guess as many words as possible.

Each team continues to take 1-minute turns until all of the pieces of paper have been removed from the fishbowl.  When the fishbowl is empty, each team counts the pieces of paper they have gathered.  Each piece contributes 1 point to their score.  After tallying each team’s score, fill the fishbowl with the pieces of paper and move onto the next round!

Step 3: Play the “password” round

The next round in the Fishbowl Game is played in a similar fashion, with each team having 1-minute to guess as many words or phrases as possible.  The team that went second last time will get to go first for this round.

The main difference is that the player reading the paper can only use one word to describe the word or phrase.  So, if the word is “Cheeseburger” this time they may use a single word like “McDonalds” to describe it.  The team needs to remember the words that were mentioned in the first round and use the “password” as a hint.  The teams continue to alternate with 1-minute rounds each, then the pieces of paper are tallied and placed back into the fishbowl. The game of Taboo is easy and it makes an excellent indoor party game for kids and adults alike. While you need to keep it PG 12 for the children, if you play with your group of friends, you can take things up a notch just for the fun of it.

Step 4: Play the “Charades” round

The next round plays out in the same way, with each team taking their one-minute turns.  The main difference here is that player with the paper cannot speak.  They must use physical gestures to communicate the word on the paper.  For “Cheeseburger” they might pretend to be holding and eating a cheeseburger.  Have some fun with words describing fewer objects and more concepts, states, traits, and so on. Playing mime for the word psychedelic can take even a half an hour if the “mime” doesn’t convey the message as he/she should and the crowd has no idea of what the word or the gesturing mean. True story.

At the end of the round, the scores are tallied up once more.  The team that has the most points from all three rounds is declared the winner!

Step 5: Bonus round

Why let the fun end there?  If you want to take The Fishbowl Game to the next level, play the spooky version!  Get a bedsheet from the cupboard and drape it over the player who is reading the pieces of paper.  The team will then have to guess the word while the player makes movements beneath the sheet!  It is very challenging and a ton of fun. Adding a bit of horror genre vibe to a party game makes the Fishbowl Game one of the best choices you have when you want to organize some campfire games for adults. When it comes to kids, keeping things as less scary as possible may be the best idea.

Fishbowl Game Question Ideas

To spice things up, you can use questions instead of phrases during the first guessing round. It’s a far more challenging endeavor than merely explaining what the word is.

Think of it the same way you’d think about Jeopardy, except in reverse. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • In what country are April Fool’s jokes climaxed with the saying “Doroughe sizdah”?
  • The concept of promoting and measuring an entire locality’s happiness level is known as what?
  • Which element, previously used in the production of felt, lead to the expression “mad as a hatter”?
  • Donuts are traditionally sold in boxes containing how many pieces?
  • Why did the production team decide to fine anyone who showed up late in the movie “The Shawshank Redemption”?
  • Which Country won the 2015 Davis Cup?
  • What U.S. state is known as the “Land of Enchantment”?
  • Which labor standard were the striking workers out to achieve which eventually led to the Haymarket Affair?
  • After his crucifixion, who takes down the body of Jesus Christ off the cross of Calvary?
  • The Dingo is a free range dog found mainly in which country?
  • Who trains Luke Skywalker to fight against the Galactic Empire?
  • The vernal equinox signifies the advent of which season in the Northern Hemisphere?
  • What substance is Han Solo frozen in during “the Empire Strikes Back”?
  • The first male African-American tennis player to win the U.S Open and the Wimbledon tournaments was?
  • What ingredient in bread causes it to rise?
  • “Life is Beautiful” has been named one of the top-five favorite films of which prominent figure?
  • In 2007, a major-motion picture based on which television show was released?
  • Screenwriter Luc Besson and actor Jean Reno worked on another assassin movie before “Leon”. What is its name?
  • What cartoon character is popular in Sweden during Christmas?

Play the Fishbowl Game: Bottom Line

The Fishbowl game is easy to set up and enjoy with a large number of people. The more participants you have, the more and better the words will be. This game taps into peoples’ imagination (and vocabulary), leading to some hilarious moments. The fact that this game mixes two of the best and most popular party games of all times – Taboo and Charades – means that you can come up with plenty of Fishbowl Game Ideas of your own. Play as many bonus rounds you can concoct, keep the score, invent new challenges, and have tons of fun.

You don’t have to wait for a rainy day to play this game inside the house, either. If you have a backyard, the world is your oyster! Or fishbowl!

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