Over the Mountain
An active icebreaker no prep game for large groups
How To Play Over the Mountain
Chairs for every player minus one.
I love this game for getting to know students.
Each player sits in a chair in a circle facing the canter. One player stands in the center to start the game, usually me after I explain it.
Whoever is in the center makes a statement that applies to him or her and follows the format "Over the mountain if you have ever/never ___________________." For instance, I might say "Over the mountain if you have ever peed in a pool." Anyone around the circle who can identify with the statement (anyone who has also peed in a pool) gets up and moves to a new chair. The last one left standing makes the next statement.
This game can reveal some interesting information. Some groups might need to be encourages to keep it appropriate, but it is typically fun and hilarious.
Also, there is no clear end. When time gets short, I usually let everyone know when one round is left.
on 8 May 2009