Back 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.
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
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.