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A great fast paced get-to-know-you game. How fast can you name those next to you?

Game type:

Passive. Little or no movement is required.


6 or more players




Tell the group that you're going to give them a few minutes to get to know each other, but don't tell them what for. Only say that they should introduce themselves to others using their name. Give them 5-10 minutes. Then have them stand in a circle. From here on they're are not suppose to talk to the people next to them. Have a person, "it", go around the circle to random people saying "Zip", "Zap", or "Zoom". Zip means that a player needs to quickly say the name of the person to their left. Zap means that a player needs to say the name of the person to their right. Zoom means that they say their own name. First names only is OK. Give a second or two for the person to respond. This is a fast pace game. If a person answers incorrectly, then they're "it" and the old "it" takes their spot in the circle. Have players keep track of how many times they are "it". If you answer incorrectly, you get a strike and are "it". After three strikes, player are out thus whittling down the circle. Last few people standing win.


Have players say full names, both first and last.

Submitted by:

Stephanie, Oklahoma

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