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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3 Games of Intimate Cooperation

Active, Get-to-know-you, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games, Small Group, Team building, Wedding
1. Pucker Up You won’t kiss anyone in this game, but you won't be far off. The game challenges you to carry a tennis ball between the mouths of two players. Get in sync with your partner or risk dropping the ball and ruining the mood. You will need 3 tennis balls per team A glass for each team A bowl for each team Set-up Put the glass and bowl, which are your start point and endpoint respectively, on opposite sites of the room. Place the tennis balls near the glass. Arrange players into pairs. v Rules One teammate will place a tennis ball on top of the glass. This is so you have easy access to all sides of the ball. Both teammates now lower their faces to the…
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Tilt A Cup

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. Catch the bouncing ping pong balls to win. This games uses elements of 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 a tower of cups and…
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Trust Course Game

Active, Classroom Icebreaker, Large Group, Medium Group, Small Group, Team building
The Trust Course Game is perfect for individual and group bonding for new students, employees, or members of a group. It requires all players to pay attention to small details and trust each other. The Trust Course can be set up in an office space, but is easier to play outside in a safe location, preferably on grass. Since players are partnered together, groups of all sizes can play. Extra-large groups might be more difficult because the excess noise will distract players from giving or listening to commands. True to its name, this game is meant to build trust and reliance between players. Set-Up Courses can be set-up before the game starting or players can set up their own course. If the game is played outside, use trees, branches, cones,…
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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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Frozen T-Shirt Race

Active, Classroom Icebreaker, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games, Small Group, Talking Games, Team building
The Frozen T-Shirt Race is an ideal game to be played outside on a hot summer day, and is a hit amongst younger players. It’s a true ice-breaker game, as the players will work together to literally break the ice on the t-shirt. The game’s objective is simple—you must thaw out, unfold, and wear a frozen t-shirt. Even though this game might sound easy, it’s a challenge to complete. The Frozen T-shirt Game can be played in groups or each player can receive their own shirt. Setting restrictions on how the t-shirt can be thawed will make the game more competitive, and you can really see players getting into it! Materials Water Freezer Gallon freezer bags Large t-shirts—the amount depending on the number of players Cooler and ice (optional) Set-Up Place…
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Beer Pong

Party Games, Small Group
What is it? Beer pong: the “national sport” of frat houses. 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 apostles will therefore…
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Sparkle Game

Classroom Icebreaker, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games, Small Group, Stationary, Talking Games
Sparkle is a group game that can be done as a warm up to get the brain thinking. Traditionally, it is played as a spelling game, but you can also do it with math problems, a memory verse, or focus on a specific subject instead. It's a fun way to study previously learned or new information. The game is fast paced -- with players constantly listening and ready to speak at any moment! Sparkle Set-Up This game is ideal for medium to extra large groups of people, and there is not a limit on the number of players.  It can be played in both indoor and outdoor settings.  The setup is fairly easy: Create a circle or line standing up. Assign one person to provide the words throughout the game.…
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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 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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