Eric Gallagher

About Eric Gallagher

Eric Gallagher is a husband and father living in South Dakota. He has been involved in youth ministry since 2003. He has a great love for Discipleship and is currently serving the Diocese of Sioux Falls as the Director of Youth Discipleship & Evangelization. Eric is the founder of Cofome, LLC. which involves all kinds of various online projects, websites, and resources. You can support his work on Patreon here. Interested in having Eric come speak or train your parish or Diocese? Go here.

Game: Mafia

2019-09-29T20:10:51-06:00

Mafia is a common game that has been used and known by just about any group I have been around.  It is a great starter game for groups of about 8-15.  If you have more and a lot of time, it works also.  Otherwise you can break in to more than one game.  We mentioned

Game: Mafia2019-09-29T20:10:51-06:00

Game: Bonkers

2019-09-29T13:31:34-06:00

I have been involved in our Diocesan summer camp now for about 14 years.  As a youth, a volunteer, and now the coordinator of the camp, this is always the favorite. What You Need This game only works with a larger group of people.  We have about 80-100 youth and about 30 counselors.  You could

Game: Bonkers2019-09-29T13:31:34-06:00

Game: Brain Fry

2019-09-29T13:22:53-06:00

This is one of the weirdest/craziest youth ministry games that requires no set up, no supplies, and typically 5-20 people. The more people the better I think. Everyone sits in a circle and everyone works as a team to stack as many "layers of chaos" as they can and can handle before your brains are

Game: Brain Fry2019-09-29T13:22:53-06:00

Game: Pterodactyl

2019-09-29T12:50:47-06:00

This is a fairly new game that has made it’s way into the youth ministry world.  The kids introduced it to me.  It is sure to lighten people up, embarrass some, but most of all have a ton of fun. Ideal Number of People 2-20 How It Works To begin, everyone will stand or sit

Game: Pterodactyl2019-09-29T12:50:47-06:00

Game: Larry, Curly, and Moe

2019-09-29T12:45:04-06:00

This is a youth ministry game that we started playing about two years ago and is always a great game because it is quick to put together, the supplies are minimal and it is extremely competitive and engaging. The Ideal Setting This game works if you have anywhere from 12-99 people.  Those may seem like

Game: Larry, Curly, and Moe2019-09-29T12:45:04-06:00

Game: Pin Guard

2019-09-29T12:31:53-06:00

I am coming to the realization that the game that our youth group played more than anything is not well known by other youth leaders.  Luckily I have a platform to tell the world about it.  So here it is! Pin Guard = Dodge ball With Pins It really is that simple.  If you know

Game: Pin Guard2019-09-29T12:31:53-06:00

Game: Bunny Bunny Toki Toki

2019-09-29T05:59:08-06:00

I was in a meeting this past summer at one of summer missionary training times and heard a crazy game going on outside.  When I walked out and watched them, they were playing this game. Before I even give the instructions, the reason I love this game is because there is so much energy that

Game: Bunny Bunny Toki Toki2019-09-29T05:59:08-06:00

Game: Bigger or Better

2019-09-29T05:55:24-06:00

This is a community youth ministry game where the youth will be going door to door.  It is best to send the kids in groups and have an adult with each group.  It is very simple. Start everyone at the parish with a small item like a rubberband or paper clip.  Give them one hour

Game: Bigger or Better2019-09-29T05:55:24-06:00

Game: Poop the Potato

2019-09-28T19:54:46-06:00

Grab some potatoes and some buckets and you are good to go!  Divide your youth into groups or run it individually.  The person takes a potato, puts it between their legs, takes the potato to the bucket and drops it.  If they drop the potato anywhere else on accident, they must go back to the

Game: Poop the Potato2019-09-28T19:54:46-06:00

Game: Blind Dodgeball

2019-09-28T19:46:03-06:00

In leading 100’s of games over about 16 years this has been one of the favorites. Materials Needed blindfolds a marked off area (either a square in a gym or made with cones) dodge balls (softer is better) Setup Set up the boundaries.  Have each person find a partner.  One of them will be blindfolded

Game: Blind Dodgeball2019-09-28T19:46:03-06:00