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How To Play AhSoKo!

Description: An icebreaker for a small group that gets everyone involved with the coordination of hands, voice and pace.

Secondary Objectives: To use hand gestures when signalled without making a mistake.

Primary Objectives:
- warm-up & energize
- entertain
- promote team spirit

Have the group get in a circle. Use hand gestures for the following:

Ah (hand under the chin palm facing the floor)
So (hand at forehead, in salute fashion), and
Ko (arm and hand out in front of you pointing at another player).

One person starts with ?Ah? (hand to neck). The direction the hand is pointing, that person follows with ?So? (hand to forehead). Similar, the direction of the hand signals that person to do ?Ko?. And so on... If someone ?messes up? or forgets to act they are ?outta the game" and step out of the circle. The person to the right has a silent 3 second count to start the game again with ?Ah?. This game continues until 2-3 people are left (up to you whether the last 2 compete for AhSoKo champion title!).

Continue to involve everyone. The people who get ?out? can become ?hecklers? whose job it is to try to get the others to mess up. Rules of being a heckler are, hecklers must stay on the outside of the circle, cannot obstruct vision, physically touch anyone, or be cruel.

Submitted by Anon on 17 Jun 2010 12:00:00

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That's a bit racist isn't it?

Posted by Frank on 25 Mar 2011 at 5:24:53


Sure glad I'm not in your youth group. Quit the stupid judgments and change the names!! How trite. You're missing the entire point.

Posted by Dale on 2 Jun 2011 at 5:51:46

you're too narrow minded dude!

Posted by joko on 9 Mar 2012 at 2:09:47

It's not racist. This is a Japanese game. "Asoko" just means "there".

Posted by Matt on 20 Jun 2014 at 4:46:25

Please correct me, ah and so can only go left or right using the same hand? Or alternate accordingly??

Posted by anon on 6 Aug 2014 at 9:45:31

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