quick set-up games

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: 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: 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

Game: Stack-O-Cups Relay

2019-09-22T13:16:24-06:00

Supplies Needed Lots of Plastic Cups. 15-20 of one color per team and one of another color per team. This is a quick and easy youth ministry game that can be used as a relay or if you have a smaller group can be done with everyone against everyone. I actually got this idea from

Game: Stack-O-Cups Relay2019-09-22T13:16:24-06:00

Game: The Shoe Game

2019-09-22T13:16:35-06:00

Materials Needed Music (music must be loud, game gets loud and people need to hear it stop) Directions This is probably one of the greatest games for retreat type atmosphere when you need to lighten things up a little bit.  To start have group of between 6-8 people form a circle.  You can just have

Game: The Shoe Game2019-09-22T13:16:35-06:00

Game: Spoons

2019-09-22T13:16:46-06:00

I often have friends in ministry who ask me for directions on games I play and I typically just point them to the site.  When a friend asked me about Spoons and I realized I had never mentioned it on this site, I immediately realized how incomplete the game library on here is.   So,

Game: Spoons2019-09-22T13:16:46-06:00