Players need to continually repeat an answer to a question about themselves and find other people who are answering the same thing. Might take a little bit of setup time (collecting the right coins) but with the right bunch of kids it could work really well.If you know me at all, or have been around me when I’m planning youth group, one of the parts that I always struggle with is coming up with games.See instructions for this get to know you game » "Bang!" encourages kids to react quickly and this is a modification of the classic game which helps kids get to know everyone's names really well.
Some of the criteria I've looked at for choosing the best "get to know you" games include: how well the game facilities players to learn about each other whether that's simply names or something more, how well the game provides a springboard for conversation after the game is over, how well it works for groups that mostly already know each other as well as groups that have never met before, how fun it is to play and how much is involved in setting up the game.
It's a fantastic team building game, but I think is also a really good get to know you game as it provides opportunities for people to interact while working together to achieve something.
It gives people an opportunity to showcase their personality and their gifts in a way that other youth group games don't.
This game uses M&M chocolates to get the players to interact with each other about their different "favourites".
Doesn't put too much pressure on anyone, can be really funny and it has CHOCOLATE! See instructions for this get to know you game » A good get to know you game that is quick to explain and quick to play. Might also be a good way to get kids into random groups or pairs at the end of the game, as they'll be moving to different seats and sitting next to different people during the game.
And as a leader, with the amount of times I've played it, I don't even need to think that hard to come up with my own truths and a lie.