The Best Icebreaker Games for Date Night! Part One

The Best Icebreaker Games for Date Night! Part One

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So, it's date night.  Afraid that your date will be snoozevilles, or that you won't know what to say?  Never fear.  Icebreakers.Ws will be your guide for the best date night conversation icebreakers.  This series will help you with some hilarious or memorable dates that can help you stand out from most of the other (boring!) people. Perhaps you're having a cup of coffee or are sharing a nice meal together.  We'll start with some great icebreaker questions that are guaranteed to get you and your date talking.  Start with these five: Animals.  You can ask a question with some symbolism, such as:  "If you had to be an animal, what animal would it be?"  Lions Books.  "Do you enjoy reading?  What do you like to read?"  Sometimes you can tell…
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Virtual icebreakers for Zoom – 2021 pandemic edition

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Unfortunately, this year has been a challenging time during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Many classes have been moved to online, with videoconferencing software like Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams being used for teaching and learning sessions. While the virus keeps everyone home and people are "social distancing," there is a growing need for more virtual icebreakers to help people socialize and games that can be played while people are online. We've collected (and will keep updating!) our list of online activities and games that are well suited during this difficult time. A good virtual icebreaker should be playable online, free or cheap, and should involve participation from everyone. Many of our 100+ icebreaker games can be adapted for online play, especially our "Get to Know You" type games, but…
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New Game Wednesdays!

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We are happy to announce New Game Wednesdays!  Every Wednesday, we will add at least one brand new, expert approved icebreaker game.  This week's new game is Human Rock Paper Scissors.  This active game is hilarious -- it's played in teams and it involves using your whole body to act out a big rock, a paper, or a pair of scissors.  Give this game a try! Also feel free to contact us and suggest new brand new icebreaker games!
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Win an iPad Contest: Party Games!

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One of our good friends, Joe, has just launched a brand new site: Party Games Guide!  We love the website so much that we want to help his website take off!  To celebrate the launch, we're giving away a brand new iPad retina mini (up to $500 value) to a lucky winner. How to win it? The rules are simple -- just share a link to the Party Games website on your blog or website and email us with the link to your webpage, and you're entered for the random drawing!  It only takes a minute to enter. Three steps to entering the iPad Contest.  Just visit the site, share it with others, and email us! Go to Party Games Guide (http://www.PartyGames.guide/) You can use the following code if you like: <a…
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Classroom Icebreakers for School!

Classroom Icebreakers for School!

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It's back to school time!  Are you a teacher or professor getting ready for the upcoming school year? Don't forget that classroom icebreakers are one of the best ways to get your students to open up and be more engaged.   I've been teaching students of all ages for well over a decade -- for me, it's clear that icebreakers can make a huge difference!  This article will give you some of my favorite recommendations for classroom activities. Beginning of the School Year? Consider an introduction game. At the beginning of the school year, sometimes students are very shy and reluctant to speak up.  During this time, students may not know each other and may feel uncomfortable.  Some icebreakers are especially helpful for getting people to know each other better…
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Best Icebreakers for Date Night: Part 2

Best Icebreakers for Date Night: Part 2

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In last week's blog post, we took a look at some of the best icebreakers for date night, which took a look at icebreaker questions to help you get to know each other better and after-date game activities to create a memorable experience.  We continue today with Part Two: Icebreaker Games for Every Situation! 1. If you want your date to feel like you have a lot in common Some good conversation starters for a date include getting a sense of a person's favorite childhood shows.  You could ask something like, "Which cartoon character do you relate to the most?" or "If you were a character on the TV show Friends, who would you be?"  Once you find out, you can enjoy laughing at their personality type.  We recommend these…
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Games to Play Online with Friends While Social Distancing

Games to Play Online with Friends While Social Distancing

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Dear Icebreakers Family, This has been a challenging time for everyone. We hope you and your family are doing well -- staying safe and healthy.  Do you need activities to play while you are isolated at home? Games can be one of the best ways to connect with friends as a social experience and to enjoy quality time with family and others who you might not be able to see face-to-face. During such a difficult time, we wanted to provide a collection of some of the best FREE activities that are fun, social and engaging.  We recommend using a videoconference tool like Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc.) while playing the game so that you can more easily talk and see faces. In no particular order, here is our list: Drawception (drawing…
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