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Category Archives: Games for the Road

2014 copyLooking to ring in the New Year in style? Then we’ve got all the games you’ll need to make the night a success.

We know that hosting an all-nighter or event that lasts several hours can be challenging to fill up with fun games, so we’ve dropped ten of our favorites right here for you:

 

10. BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

9. WHO DAT?

8. SWING BATTER BATTER SWING (MARSHMALLOW BASEBALL)

7. SHADOW CHARADES

6. SOCKBALL

5. WILL IT FLOAT

4. 3-BALL

3. HUNGER GAMES

2. KING OF THE CONES

1. SCAVENGER HUNT

You can also check out some other lists:

MINUTE TO WIN IT GAMES

MINUTE TO WIN IT CHRISTMAS GAMES

GIANT ANGRY BIRDS

TOP TEN RELAY GAMES

So there you have it, a fantastic list of games that will carry you well into 2014!

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Six Degrees of GooglationBack in the early 90’s, a game called “Six Degrees of Separation” emerged. The movie, starring Will Smith, helped to propel the game into the pop culture dialogue. The game was often played with Kevin Bacon as the end game.  Basically, you had six moves to link another person to him. For example, you might try to start with Macauley Culkin.

EXAMPLE:

1st Degree: Macauley Culkin & Ally Sheedy (Home Alone 2)

2nd Degree: Ally Sheedy & Molly Ringwald (Breakfast Club)

3rd Degree: Molly Ringwald & Joan Cusack (Sixteen Candles)

4th Degree: Joan Cusack & Julia Roberts (Runaway Bride)

5th Degree: Julia Roberts & Kevin Bacon (Flatliners)

Today’s game, uses the power of Google to play a new game, Six Degrees of Googlation. This is a spinoff of the old classic.

PREP TIME– None

ITEMS NEEDED– Smart Phones with Internet Access (6 per team)

GAME TIME– 10-20 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS– Teams of 6 or More

INSTRUCTIONS

In the original version of this game, you must make the connections via movies, but our game simply uses images found through Google. Note: We use Google images to make the playing field even and discourage participants from looking at sites they should not be viewing! Make sure to have them modify their search parameters to block anything inappropriate.

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PictaphoneToday’s game is Pictaphone, the game that combines a couple of serious classics.

Growing up, you probably remember playing telephone, the game where one person whispers something into another person’s ear, who then repeats it to the next and so on. I usually started with something entirely reasonable and ended with something ridiculous.

The other half of Pictaphone is of course, Pictionary. The great game that involves drawing a picture and allowing team members to guess before the little glass of sand expires.

We’re going to show you how the two work together for a great game!

PREP TIME– 2-5 Minutes

ITEMS NEEDED– Paper, Pencil (Crayons or Markers will work as well), List of Phrases

GAME TIME– 10-30 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS– 5-10 Participants per Team

INSTRUCTIONS

This game can be played a couple of different ways. This is a great game for a small group or to play if you want to break a larger group up into small groups to play simultaneously.

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Fact or FictionDid you know that in Utah, birds have the right of way? Me neither. Oddly enough, they actually have a law specifying this. In Fact or Fiction: Government Gone Crazy, we cover some of more crazy laws!

PREP TIME– None

ITEMS NEEDED– Fact or Fiction: Government Gone Crazy Print Out

GAME TIME– 5-10 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS– Everyone

INSTRUCTIONS

Download your Fact or Fiction – Government Gone Crazy print out. Once you have it in hand, simply read it to your group and allow them to make their guesses.

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Name That TuneToday we are sharing another great game to play for those long rides you might experience in ministry. This one is well known, but rarely played well. We want to make Name That Tune a success for you!

Before I became a Christian, one of my buddies in High School tried to reach out to me by telling me that Christian music was really good. To prove his point, he put in a CD of Petra… yes… that Petra. Even at the time, they were not at the top of the Christian music industry. As a result, I, being the nice guy I was, told him that his music stunk (in not so nice terms) and walked away thinking Christian music was a joke.

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Road TripWell summer is closing in, and for most student ministries, that means lots of events, camps and missions trips. That also means that you and your group will be sharing a fair amount of time together in a car, van or bus.

I’ve found that these times can go one of three ways:

1. Everyone pops their headphones in and no one talks to each other for the next 4 hours.

2. People are get tired and grouchy (especially on the way back), and the amazing experience you just had takes a downhill turn.

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