Hot Potato Camera

Active, Medium Group, Party Games, Small Group, Stationary
Hot Potato Camera is like Russian roulette with selfies.  Not as fatal as the original game -- but still pretty embarrassing -- the loser will end up getting a naturally terrible photo that will have everyone laughing. This game will work with a regular camera as well. You just need to know how to use the timer function. You can play with two players up to many, but have a second camera sent around the circle if playing with more than ten. Set Up: Grab a smartphone and open the camera app, or grab a dedicated camera. All players sit in a circle, or around a table. They just need to be sat close enough together to pass the camera to their neighbor quickly. Rules: The player who starts with the camera…
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Tall Tales (The “Suddenly” Story Game)

Classroom Icebreaker, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Small Group, Stationary, Talking Games, Team building
Spin fantastic yarns -- amazing stories -- with this engaging group activity. Each person will tell three sentences of a story and end with the word “suddenly…” The next person will then have to pick up the story and add three sentences of their own. Tall Tales encourages the players to think on their feet and connect to the story that has already been told, which trying to stump the next person to speak. Everyone gets a turn to talk in this icebreaker, so quiet group members have an equal chance to participate. Tall Tales doesn’t require any movement and is therefore able to fit in a room of any size. Tall Tales is an icebreaker for groups ages 10 and up. Children younger than 10 may not have the storytelling…
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Art Effects

Active, Classroom Icebreaker, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Small Group, Stationary, Team building
The point of Art Effects is to build your group's teamwork up with creativity and cooperation.  In this game, your group will give keywords to convey items to their partner to create an art masterpiece. This game is great for groups of all sizes and requires a little bit of setting up according to the size of the group. Be sure to have a critic overlooking your artists to make sure everyone is playing fairly throughout the game. There is both a competitive and non-competitive version of the game, so be sure to pick how you want to play! Materials Needed Materials needed to play Art Effects: Paper A surface to draw on Pencils Erasers How To Set Up The Game To set up the game start by getting a headcount of…
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Collaborative Drawing

Classroom Icebreaker, Extra Large Group, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games, Small Group, Stationary, Team building
Combine your artistic talents together to create the ultimate drawing without seeing what others have added before you! This icebreaker game is good for ages 10 and over. Collaborative Drawing must be played with a minimum of 4 people.  There is no maximum amount preferred.  If groups get unmanageable, subdivide into smaller sized groups. To play this game you are going to need the following items: Paper for all participants Writing utensils for everyone A timer or stopwatch Setup for Collaborative Drawing You won’t need to set anything up prior to starting this game! How to play Collaborative Drawing Distribute paper and writing utensils to everyone that will be playing. Make sure that the players are sitting in some sort of orderly fashion such as a circle or in straight lines. Instruct…
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Memorable Catchy Names

Classroom Icebreaker, Get-to-know-you, Medium Group, Small Group, Stationary, Talking Games
Memorable Catchy Names is one of the simplest icebreakers you can play, but it's short and sweet!  And it might be one of the most efficient ways to get to know other people better in an amusing way.  The game involves going around in a circle, so it probably works best in a small or medium sized group. Setup for Memorable Catchy Names No set up is necessary!  This icebreaker works great in a classroom or indoors. Playing Memorable Catchy Names Get into a circle.  Instruct everyone to think about an adjective to describe themselves.  The adjective should start with the same letter as their first name.  For example, "Funny Fred," or "Powerful Paul," or "Clever Charlene." Have each person go around and announce their new name for the rest…
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Categories

Active, Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games, Stationary, Talking Games
The Categories Game tests your ability to pull names of people and places, and other words, from your memory while under pressure in this simple quick-thinking game. Great for car journeys, and it can also be played as a drinking game (of course, only if you are of the proper age). 4 to 10 is a good number of players for Categories. It can be played with more, though gaps between each player's turn will become longer. Split into two groups if needed. With pen and paper Each player is given a pen and a sheet of paper. A category is chosen. Just for example: names of counties, last names of celebrities, makes of car, or names of films. A letter of the alphabet is chosen. The letters Q, U,…
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Strange Disease Diagnosis Game

Strange Disease Diagnosis Game

Large Group, Medium Group, Party Games, Small Group, Stationary, Talking Games
Uh oh, for some reason the patient is is acting really strange!  We'll need to guess what illness does he or she have?  The Strange Disease Diagnosis Game (which also goes by several other names, including the Mysterious Illness Game, Doctor Game, Psychiatrist Game, or Diagnosis Game) is a fun party game that involves some acting and guessing.  It involves some improvisation and silliness.  It works in different sized groups, although smaller groups of about 5-10 people is probably best. Setup for the Strange Disease Diagnosis / Doctor Game / Psychiatrist Game This is a relatively easy acting oriented game which may be improvised or may involve some rehearsal or preparation if you so wish.  The easiest way to play this game is to have one person playing the doctor…
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