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Spoons Game

Spoons Game

Summary: A frantic card game in which players try to be the first to get 4 of a kind. Once one player gets 4 of a kind, everyone quickly tries to grab a spoon from the center! The last person to realize what happened loses the round. Ages: All. Recommended # of people: 6-12. Messiness factor: Not too messy. Materials required: A standard deck of 52 playing cards, and spoons (the total number of players minus one). Recommended Setting: Indoors. Spoons Game (Also Known as the Tongue Game or the Pig Game) Spoons is a high-paced, fun card game to try with your family or friends. All ages can play! Setup for Spoons / Tongue / Pig To play Spoons, all players must sit in a circle, facing inward. Place in the center one spoon for each person, minus one. In other words, if you have nine players, you need eight spoons arranged in the center. Ensure that all players can reach the spoons easily. If you are playing Pig or Tongue, you don’t need any special equipment besides the deck of cards. To prepare the cards, you need exactly four cards of the same rank for each player. For example, if your game has six players, set up the deck so that you have four Aces, four 2’s, four 3’s, four 4’s, four 5’s, and four 6’s. Shuffle the deck of cards. You’re now ready to play! Playing Spoons / Tongue / Pig The goal of the game is to be the first to get four cards the same rank. If an opposing player beats you to it,...
Categories (a.k.a. Scattegories)

Categories (a.k.a. Scattegories)

Summary: A quick thinking game of brainstorming unique items within categories! Ages: All. Recommended # of People: Small groups of 5-10. Messiness Factor: No Sweat. Materials Required: Pens and lots of paper. Recommended Setting: Indoors in a not-too-noisy environment. Categories (Also known as Scattegories) Have you heard of the famous party game called Scattegories? You can play this on your own at parties or hanging out with friends. Set-Up Prepare a list of categories. This can include embarrassing items, sports, snacks, movie names, or anything else you wish. Give each player a writing utensil and a sheet of paper. Randomly choose a letter of the alphabet. Note that the letters Q, U, V, Z, Y or Z are usually too hard, so you may wish to avoid those letters. Set a countdown timer for one minute. Playing the game You receive one point for every unique (not shared by any other player) word that starts with the given letter and fit into the given category. Start the one minute timer. Write down as many valid words (those that fit the category and start with the correct letter) for the category as you can. When the timer ends, stop writing. Go clockwise and have each player read aloud their words. If someone else has the same word, both players cross out that word (no points are earned). If a word is read that doesn’t seem to be a good fit for the category, the other players vote on whether to accept the word or cross it off. In the case of a tie, the word is disqualified. Each word that remains is worth...
A Thousand Blank White Cards

A Thousand Blank White Cards

Summary: A unique open-ended activity that lets players create the rules on white cards! Ages: All. Recommended # of People: 5-6. Messiness Factor: You’ll move around. Materials Required: pens, blank white cards, an open space. A Thousand Blank White Cards How to Play A Thousand Blank White Cards is a fun game that will ask players to make up creative rules. Everyone starts with a wide open blank canvas. The facilitator should prepare small stacks (7-8) of white index cards. For about $10 you can large packs of cards online from Amazon. Give each person a pen. Instruct everyone on how to create a good card. Each card should have (1) a title, (2) a consequence, and (3) a simple drawing. For example: A giant dinosaur arrives. Everybody must scream in fear. Everyone loses 1200 points. Cookie Monster. For each card in the discard pile, cookie monster eats these. You get 100 points each. Ghosts come alive. Search the cards in the discard pile and take one. Play it. Exercise bunny. While this card is in front of you, you must do 8 jumping jacks before you take your turn. Pirate ship. Speak like a pirate for one turn, then disc-ARRRRR-d this card. Some cards can describe a way to win the game. Other cards can react to that (an “Undo” card or a reaction card if someone seemingly wins, it can take away their win). More explanation on that below. Each player writes various cards, each with the 3 required parts as described above. It should have the title, consequence and drawing. It can be funny and involve silly actions as...
Bowl Icebreaker Game

Bowl Icebreaker Game

Summary: A rapid-fire guessing game in which players write many clues and place them in a bowl. Ages: All. Recommended # of People: 10-20. Messiness Factor: No Sweat. Materials Required: Bowl, lots of paper, and pens. Recommended Setting: Indoors. The Bowl Game How to Play The Bowl Game is a personalized guessing game useful for parties and other gatherings. To prepare for the game, cut paper into small pieces, yet big enough to write on. Have the players write down virtually anything that can be used for guessing: objects, famous people, movies, places, anything that comes to mind. Fold the pieces up and put them into the bowl. Divide into two teams. Each team has one minute to describe as many pieces of paper from the bowl as possible without saying the word on the paper. Each team gets one pass per turn and after that it is minus one point for every pass. Whoever has the most points when the terms in the bowl run out wins.Variations include: Doing charades with the same set of clues for the second round, followed by being allowed to say one word only for the third round....
Sticker Ninja

Sticker Ninja

Summary: Sticker Ninja is a great party game involving skill and stealth! Secretly try to place all your stickers on other party guests. Ages: 10 and up. Recommended # of People: 10-30. Messiness Factor: No Sweat. Materials: Sticker sheets. Recommended Setting: Indoors, during a party. Can be played over the course of a few hours, while guests are eating, mingling or doing other things. Sticker Ninja Purchase several sticker sheets. Each sheet of stickers should have an equal number of stickers (at least 5). Give a sheet to each guest (or cut a sheet into smaller sections if you wish). How to Play The goal of the game is to secretly stick their stickers on other guests at the party. If a player does not catch another player in the act, they must retain the sticker. To win, a player must get rid of all of his or her stickers. He or she announces this to the others at the party. You can also play this game in teams if you...
Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Summary: A very fun group game for the holidays that involves giving a gift to a secret target person! Ages: 12 and up. Recommend number of people: 10-20. Messiness factor: Not messy at all! Materials: Gifts, tape, gift wrap. Setting: Indoors. Secret Santa Gift Exchange Secret Santa is a great party game that is ideal for Christmas time (or whatever gift-giving holiday you love to celebrate!). There is some preparation involved for each player, as well as a small cost involved. Each person must buy a gift of a similar price value (up to $12, for example) and a game coordinator needs to randomly assign each player to another player (their secret gift recipient). Each player has a certain amount of time to buy a gift and deliver it to their target (for example, two weeks). Alternatively, have a gift organizer collect the gifts and distribute them at a certain time. Have fun! And you thought Santa wasn’t real. If you enjoy this game, please share it with your friends! Dissertation writing service check this out http://customessaywriter.org/dissertation help...
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