To play the "Guess the Person" game, have participants write several names of people on individual sheets of paper, fold them and put them into a bowl. One member of each team gives clues about each name to the other members so they can attempt to guess the person.
Select the names yourself, or have the game participants give the names. In any case, have a large selection of names from which the teams can choose. Each name should be written clearly on one small piece of paper.
Two teams is an obvious choice, but for a large group of people, more teams are a possibility. Have at least three or four people on each team. Larger teams work as well.
One member of the first team draws one name from the bowl, reads it, and gives clues quickly to other members of his team. The team members guess as many names as possible in one minute. If they guess correctly, the slip of paper is put in one pile. If they are unable to guess the name, the slip is returned to the bowl. The game continues until all the names are guessed. The slips are then returned to the bowl for the next round.
For this round, one member of the team draws a name from the bowl and gives only a one-word clue to the team members. The team members try to guess the name from the one-word clue. Since everyone has heard all the names in the bowl before, it is easier to guess this round. Each team, again, gets one point for each name they guess. Continue round two until all the names are guessed. If desired, continue the game with a third round.
In this round, the same names are returned to the bowl. In this round, however, the team member giving the clues can only act out a clue to try to get his team members to guess the name. At the end of this round, add up all the teams' points from each round to determine the winner.
To play the horseshoe game, competing players stand on the same side of the horseshoe pit. The first player throws two horseshoes at the opposite stake. Then, the competing player throws two horseshoes at the opposite stake. Calculate the score, and then walk to the opposite end to repeat the process until one player reaches 21 points.Full Answer >
The hat game is a simple game that requires imagination and acting skills from the participants. To play the game, all you need is a hat, a timer, some paper and a few pencils.Full Answer >
In the multi-player card game Snaps, players turn over cards one at a time, looking to steal cards from another player's pile when the overturned card matches another upturned card. The player who collects all the cards from all players wins the game. The game requires at least two players and is played with an extra deck when more than four people play.Full Answer >
The "Right and Left Rudolph" game is a Christmas activity where participants exchange gifts. Each participant brings a gift and sits in a circle. A leader then sings a version of the "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" in which the lyrics incorporate the words "left" and "right." At hearing the respective word, participants continuously pass gifts in that direction until they hear the next word, switching directions. At the end of the song, the participants keep the gift they are currently holding.Full Answer >