Team-based games

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Team Architect

Team Architect is basically a game where you get each team to build something with very little amounts of...

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Remember Me?

Get your two teams to mingle together for a couple of minutes, and introduce themselves to each other. The...

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Ultimate Icebreaker

This game is the ultimate icebreaker. Needs a bit a prep before hand - fill up some trays with...

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Quick Switch Chasey

Usually played in a hall, this game requires 2 even teams. 1 team kneels down in a line through the middle...

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Actionary

This icebreaker youth group game is a cross between pictionary, sculptionary and charades. Firstly come up with a list...

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French Vs English

First off I wanted to say that this is probably one of my all time favourite youth group games....

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Cups and Downs

This game is best played with a small group. Place 20 or more cups in the middle of the room,...

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Tea Towel Face Off

Both teams line up sitting down facing away from each other. Everyone holds hands. At one end, the 2 players...

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Volleyball with Human Net

Play this game with the same rules as volleyball except with 3 teams. Have 2 teams play against one another while...

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Crab Balloon Soccer

Everyone gets in the crab position. Two chairs at either end of the hall with a person standing up...

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Sock Hockey

One on one indoor hockey... with socks!

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Countries

This is a really great running wide game - good for burning off a lot of energy. However, it's...

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Three Ball Soccer

This is soccer. Soccer with not just one ball, not just two balls, but three balls! You'll need three...

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Newspaper War

Collect a ton of scrap paper (in most churches, just place a box next to the copier for 3 or 4...

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Pea Pipes

Simple relay structure for this game. 4 teams line up at one end. Place a bowl of peas (or whatever...

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Bucket Balance

Get 4 kids to lie down on their backs in a small circle with their legs sticking up in the...

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Caterpillar Race

Divide your youth group kids into some groups, 4 works well as a relay. Just make sure the groups aren't...

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Chairball

Set up your hall like a foosball table: With chairs as the black and white team. The 'black' chairs...

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Cook-off

This is a similar concept to the Iron Chef on TV and can be run in two different ways:...

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Fishing for Marbles

Divide the youth into 2 or more teams. Place the bucket in the middle of the room, then put the...

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War!

This is one of the easiest games to set up... but one of the most annoying games to clean...

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Biblical Detectives

This kind of thing can be really fun if it is done properly and works out well. Basically the...

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Fruit Juice Face-off

Each team must line up behind an empty bowl. At the other end there must be a bucket of...

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Rocketball

There is many different ways to play this game - I think the key ingredients are using a decent...

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Spit in the Bucket

This game can get kind of gross, if people are squeamish about saliva. Set up two buckets on chairs...

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Cheeseball Chuck-up

Divide your group into 4 teams. Select 1 player from each team to be the "target". Get a few teammates to...

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Fresh

Fresh is a classic youth group running and strategy game. It's good for those kids who like to show...

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Giant Bowling

This is a simple game, but can be great fun for a mini-olympics style event. Basically, set up a...

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Jell-o-rama

Using gellatine, make a slab of jelly in an ice-cream container (you have to increase the consistency to enable...

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Sponge Ball Skirmish

2 teams, each team sets up a base on either side of the hall/playing area with limited about of...

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Water Bomber

This is a classic battle game which is easy to set up. Purchase a fair few water bombs and...

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Four on the Couch

Object: To have only your gender sitting on the couch. Set-Up: If you don't have a couch large enough...

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Mr Whippy

Divide everyone into teams. Select one player from each team to lay down with a cone in their mouth....

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Rock Paper Scissors

In the middle of the playing field set up 2 long lines with a bout 1 - 2 metres to divide them....

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Russian Kickball

A fun twist on traditional kickball: Divide youth into two co-ed teams. Youth leader is "all-time pitcher." Played just...

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Nose Knockers

This is pretty much just a relay with a twist! Poke two holes opposite one another at the top...

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The Name Game

This is a great get-to-know you style icebreaker. To start off, maybe get the group to stand in a...

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Create A Commercial

This game can either be done using a video camera and a TV, or just acted out on the...

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Gum Boot Goop

Each team of four has a pair of boots. For each round, they nominate a player to answer a...

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Memory Verse Basketball

Divide the group into two teams. Print out a memory verse and cut it up so there is one...

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Alka Seltzer Waterfight

A simple water fight game which is fantastic for cooling down on hot summer days. Preparation 1. Get a large...

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Coal Mine Relay

This is a basic relay race using wheel barrows. You'll need at least two teams, each team needing 1 wheelbarrow....

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Egg and Custard Game

This is a wide game that we play across the grounds of a school, best done at night time....

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Pillow Basketball

Split your group into teams A and B. With each team having an equal amount of girls and guys....

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Swamp Crossing

Divide group into two teams. Give each team 3 "rocks" (construction paper cutouts about 1 1/2' x 1 1/2'). Make a start...

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Water Balloon Soccer

Divide your youth group into 3 teams. Layout a small-sized soccer pitch using cones on a grassy area. 2 of the...

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Moo Cow Mines

Set up "cow pats" along a track about 50m long. "Cow pats" consist of paper plates with either jelly...

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Tic Tac Toe

Set up 9 chairs like a noughts and crosses board. Form two teams and direct questions to alternate teams. If...

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Marshmallow Dodgeball

Marshmallow dodgeball is a variant of the dodgeball rules. It's best if the kids wear dark coloured clothing. When...

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Pass the Lifesaver

Give one life saver to each team. Each member of the team has a toothpick which they keep pursed...

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