An active, camp, circle, no prep game
Also known as: Bang
How To Play Hey
14 Jan 2022 - This is an updated version of "Bang!"
Get everyone to stand in a circle facing inwards. The leader running the game will need to stand in the middle of the circle. The leader points at someone in the circle. That person must duck down straight away and the two people either side of them must turn to face each other, hold their hands/palms together pointing at the other person and say/yell "hey". All this needs to happen as quickly as possible.
Whoever does this first stays in and the slower person is out. Also, if the person who gets pointed at originally doesn't duck down quick enough, then they are out. If they do duck down quickly, then whoever says "hey" first out of the two people either side of them stays in and the other person is out.
When there are only two people left, they stand back to back, and the person who was in the middle starts counting. With each count the two people take steps away from each other, western style. The person who was in the middle then yells "go", and the two people turn, complete the hand action and say "hey". The person who is fastest wins, and gets to be in the middle the next round.
This is a super fun youth group game that needs to no extra materials and is easy to explain and get the hang of. Kids might want to play a few rounds so they can get a second chance if they get out really quickly.
For the leader running the game, after a few turns they might want to make their pointing a bit trickier by looking away or spinning in a circle. Be creative!
You can turn this into a "get to know you game" by following these instructions.
You can also use it as a simple twist on a pop quiz by following these instructions.
on 7 September 2011