Games

Jedi Duel

April 30, 2018    
Ben Read    
youth ministry game star wars

This is a fun game that every group I’ve played it with has loved. I will admit, it can sound like it borders the line between stupid and safe, but whenever we’ve played it, we’ve been as safe as possible, and you need to be as well. First thing first, we bought brand new baseball helmets with cages on them for this game. That’s gotta be stated right at the onset. The…    read more 

Star Wars game Jedi Training

April 30, 2018    
Ben Read    
youth ministry star wars

Here’s a fun and simple game we always play at youth group around May the fourth! It’s pretty easy and is a ton of fun to watch. The basic premise is we’ll have two players on stage competing against each other, each of these players will be blindfolded and given a nerf lightsaber. Other students will throw foam balls towards the players, who must use the force to knock them away. After…    read more 

Waffle Things

November 13, 2017    
Ben Read    
stranger things game

I Loved this game idea submitted by Jon D Forrest in the YouthMin.org Facebook group, and I wanted to share it here so that it would live longer than just on Facebook. Jon uploaded a video of a student tossing in a waffle from about 10 feet away and said “Goodwill toaster-$3.99. Frozen waffles-$1.50. SLO-mo video-priceless.” Seems simple enough to come up with different variations, but if you’ve got a stranger things…    read more 

GAME – Full Speed Pictionary

March 14, 2016    
Keith Parker    
pictionary game

So a number of years ago, I was in a rush before youth group trying to figure out a quick game with minimal setup.  In a moment of inspiration, I created Full Speed Pictionary.  I don’t know if I invented it or stole it from the dark corners of my mind somewhere, but it has become a game our students love.  It’s quick, easy, involves everyone, and gets students moving. So how…    read more 

Coke & Candles

October 16, 2015    
Frank Gil    

What you will need: 1. Two Coke Bottles 2. Two Candles 3. Two Lighters 4. A Table How To Play: Call two students up who really love coca cola. The objective of the game is to chug a coke as fast as you can. You can only drink you coke while your candle is lit. Your opponent can blow your candle out. If you candle is blown out you have to stop…    read more 

Shoot The Name

October 16, 2015    
Frank Gil    

What you will need: 1. Nerf Gun (we used this one) 2. Hula Hoop 3. Chairs for each person. How to play: You get everyone in a circle and have each person say their first name. You choose a person to be in the center ready to shoot someone with the nerf gun. The shooter can’t leave the center circle. The students seated in the circle have to quickly say someones name…    read more 

Hall Ball Youth Group Game

October 16, 2015    
Ben Read    
youth group game

Hall Ball has been one of my favorite Youth Group games to play for the last several years. I had first read about it on the YouthLeaderStash, and hadn’t seen it many other places, so with Chad shutting the site down over there, I wanted to make sure this game would live on. In this game, you’ll need a long Hallway that can fit you’re entire group in it. Split the group…    read more 

Tectonic Plates

October 14, 2015    
Ben Read    

Tectonic Plates is a fun, cheap game we played with our Jr. High Ministry yesterday. If you’ve played Human Roomba, it’s very similar to that, just more group participation. Two teams are formed, and one volunteer from each team gets wrapped from head to toe in duct tape. The big difference here is that usually, we wrap arms and legs together with body, but in this game, we want arms and legs…    read more 

Whack ‘Em

October 7, 2015    
Ben Read    
games to play in small room with small group

This game is a classic youth ministry game. I think most people have probably played this one, but it’s also easy to forget about. Everyone sits in a circle except for one player, who has the sword of squish. To begin the game, the person in the middle points at one person of their choosing, who must say the name of the person in the middle and the name of someone else…    read more 

Circle Soccer

October 7, 2015    
Ben Read    
best youth group games that everyone plays

We played this game last night in our Jr. High Ministry and on Sunday with our Sr. Highers. Haven’t played it in a few years, and I totally forgot how much fun it is! Everyone stands in a circle, with their feet touching the feet of the person next to them, spread a little bit more than shoulder width. The object of the game is to pass the ball through the legs…    read more