The Blanket Game is a funny icebreaker to get to know other folks in the room. A large blanket is held up between two groups, and one player from each team stands behind the blanket. The goal of the game is to be the first to identify the other person behind the blanket.
This game works for small, medium, and large groups, although teams of 10 people probably work best. For extremely large groups, pick about 20 volunteers to go to the front of the room to play.
Setup for the Blanket Game
There is not much setup involved for this activity. Form two large teams, preferably about 5-10 people per team. Have each team go to the front of the room. Have two volunteers hold a blanket or curtain open between the two groups, so that each group cannot see behind the blanket. If players do not know each other well, quickly have each player introduce their name to the room.
Playing the Blanket Game
For each turn, each team chooses a volunteer to stand (or sit) behind the blanket. The facilitator will count “1, 2, 3” and then drop the blanket. The first player to correctly identify the name of the other player wins the round, earning one point.
Repeat until one team reaches a desired number of points (or whenever time runs out). This activity is a good way to learn names. Have fun!