Zim Zalla Zim
A relaxed no prep game
How To Play Zim Zalla Zim
14 Jan 2022 - This is an updated version of "Click Click Bang Bang"
This is a mystery game which is great to bring out at a party or maybe on a youth camp. You can only ever play it once with the same crowd because once the the twist is revealed it no longer works. It works better with a smaller sized group.
The leader pretends they are waving a magic wand and will point to someone in the group and say a funny spell variation of "zim zalla zim". It could be short (ie. "zim") or long (ie. "zim zim zalla zim zim"). Changing up the combos is helpful to keep the game interesting.
The other people playing the game will need to guess who was "turn into a toad" (or something like that). They'll think that it has something to do with the combination of "zim zalla zims" that were used but the simple trick is that it's just whoever speaks first after the magic words are said.
Leader: We're going to play the "Zim Zalla Zim" game.
(Leaders points at P1)
Leader: Zim! Who was turned in a toad?
P2: P1 was.
Leader: No, I was.
P1: What? But...
Leader: ZIM, ZALLA ZALLA, ZALLA!
P3: Okay then...
Leader: Who was turned into a toad now?
Leader: No, P3 was. ZIM ZIM ZALLA ZIM!
P2: What?!? That's not fair!
Leader: Who was turned?
P1: I think I was, but I don't know why...
P3: I'm trying to work it out. P4 was?
Leader: No, P2 died!
on 30 September 2008