3 Icebreaker Games That Use Drink Cans

Active, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games
1. Tipsy Here’s a cool party trick: if you leave just the right amount of liquid in a tin can, you can balance that can diagonally, on its edge. We’re use that fact to play a quick relay race, one part drinking game and one part balancing act. You will need One unopened 330 ml drink can for each player. Tables or other surface in reach of all players. This is so they have somewhere to balance their drink. Set-Up Split the room into two teams. Have each team arranged into a rough line, so they know what order they will play in. Give all players an unopened drink. For both teams tell the players at one end of the line that they will be the starting players. Rules The starting…
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Tilt A Cup Game

Active, Medium Group, Party Games, Small Group, Stationary
Build and hold onto an upright swinging tower of cups and balls. As the game progresses, this tower will become increasingly unwieldy, swinging unpredictably. You’ll have to use a steady hand to keep control of the tower.  Tilt that cup!  Catch the bouncing ping pong balls to win. This games uses elements of games like Moving On Up and Bouncer. You can play it as a solitaire challenge, as a competitive race, or in teams. You will need 8 plastic cups per player 8 ping pong balls per player Set up For each player: Put all cups together, one inside another, to create a compressed stack. The player takes hold of the stack of cups from the bottom. Put the 8 ping pong balls within easy reach. Rules Players create…
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Beer Pong Party Game

Party Games, Small Group
What is it? Beer pong: the “national sport” of frat houses and party schools. Who can play? It is traditionally played by two or four people who enjoy beer and may want to get drunk. However, this game can also be enjoyable with a non-alcoholic beverage like juice or tea, and this fun game of dexterity can be altered for players of all ages. It just requires a little good aim and dexterity!  What will you need? 12 or 20 plastic cups One or more ping pong balls A table, ideally 2 to 3 meters long. Optional: Liqueur Set-up Find a table. Beer pong was conceived as a party night-alternative to table tennis, making use of the table tennis table found in a typical college frat house. Hardcore beer pong…
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Picture Whispers Game

Active, Classroom Icebreaker, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games, Stationary
The Picture Whispers game is sort of like Pictionary mixed with the Telephone Game. Picture Whispers actually has some advantages over Pictionary. First, all players get to draw at the same time, and then get to guess at the same time, in phases, which means more game for everyone involved. Second, the game concludes with each player revealing sequentially all stage of drawings and guesses in their notepad, sharing with the group a short, absurd story of misunderstanding, non-sequitur, and debatable artistic merit. This reveal is similar in effect to — and has all the hilarity of — popular group storytelling game Consequences, or this collaborative drawing game. Play Picture Whispers with at least four players, and up to as many as you like, though as the game gets longer for every additional…
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3 Active Games That Use Pedometers

Active, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games, Small Group, Team building
If you have a few pedometers or activity trackers, try these games. They will give you an intense workout while they gives the audience an intense laugh. 1. Bobble Head Players of this game are trying to cheat some ultra-high scores out of their pedometers while the pedometer is attached to their forehead. How do they get the pedometer to register points? They shake and nod their head like crazy! You will need A pedometer for each player A way to attach the pedometer to the player’s head. Finding a sweat band for each player, and tying or taping the pedometer to it, is a good solution. A timer. Rules Make sure all pedometers are rest to zero. Attach them to all players heads. On the signal given, start the…
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Fun Physical Party Games

Active, Medium Group, Party Games, Small Group
Here are three games that have you and your friends using your bodies in unusual ways. Pass The Orange An orange, or a tennis ball, or a plastic bottle: grab one, and put it under your chin. Hold it there using your chin and neck, trapping it near your collarbone. Take your hand away. From now on, nobody in the room may touch the object with their hands until the game is won or lost. The group wins when everyone in the room has had possession of the “orange," which means having it held under their chin, and it is then passed back to the starting player. The transfer must be made directly from neck to neck. You all lose if the orange is dropped, or anyone touches the orange with…
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6 Skillful Silly Party Games With Ping Pong Balls

6 Skillful Silly Party Games With Ping Pong Balls

Active, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games
Want a great party? Check out these silly party game ideas -- all you need are ping pong balls (also known as table tennis balls)! 1. Junk In The Trunk You want to see your friends shake their hips, right? This is a game of vitality, constitution, and something that looks very much like twerking. What you need An empty tissue box for each player. Eight ping pong balls per player Strong tape Each player should wear a belt Optional: Club music with a fast, heavy beat Set Up Use the tape to attach the tissue box to the back of each player's belt. The box will sit just above the player’s buttocks, with the opening of the box facing away from the player. Put eight ping pong balls into…
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Botticelli

Medium Group, Party Games, Small Group, Stationary, Talking Games
Botticelli is a strategic question game similar to other guessing games like 20 Questions. One player takes on the role of a famous person whom all players know reasonably well (when this game was conceived Sandro Botticelli, the Italian renaissance painter of The Birth of Venus, must have satisfied this requirements, hence the name of the game). Questions are asked to work out who this celebrity is, but with some quick thinking and general knowledge the choosing player can avoid answering the questions directly. This makes the game a little more tactical and complex than other guessing games, and great for long car journeys. Botticelli can be played with only two players, or as many as you can fit in a minivan on a road trip. Set-Up One player, the chooser, privately chooses…
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The Priest of the Parish

Active, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Rhythm, Talking Games, Team building
The Priest of the Parish is a call and response game, popular in youth groups across the world.  The game warms up player’s vocal cords, legs, and memory muscles.  It also goes by other names, including The Prince of Paris. This version of the game can be played with very large groups, even over one hundred (arranged into teams).  It can also be played individually with groups of ten or so. In both games the players must remember the script. One of the goals is to speak in unison with your team-members, fostering a sense of team spirit. Set-up Arrange the players into teams. There should be an equal number of teams. Five to ten players is a good team size. For example, six teams of five would work for thirty players,…
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The Energy Game (Hands of Power)

Active, Classroom Icebreaker, Medium Group, Party Games, Small Group, Stationary, Talking Games, Team building
The Energy Game is a drama class warm-up exercise. One player starts by making a sound and a motion, such as a raising fist and growling, or spreading out their arms and roaring. In turn, each player amplifies the energy of this action, as it gets louder and louder around the group. Play the Energy Game Everyone stands in a circle. The first player makes a sound and a motion. For example, they might put their hand up and say "Umm", or wrap their arms around themselves and shiver, or hide their head and whimper, or shake their finger and sigh. Everyone should be at ease doing whatever action and sound they feel like. This is an opportunity to be creative, but part of the beauty of the game is that…
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