Circle Games
An Easy Way to Play

office chairs in a circle with a question mark in the middle

Circle games are really to easy to set up and play. Since everyone has to be in a circle, it is simple to go from one game to the next and not lose the players attention.

Games Available

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Button Button
Duck Duck Goose
Layers of Fun
First One Back to Your Chair
Going on a Picnic
Hot Seat
Human Knot
Hurricane Harry
Pillow Name Toss
Rainbow of Fun
Unusual Noises
Name Alliteration

Movie Buff
Musical Drop
Never Have I Ever

Games played in a circle are easy to monitor. They also ensure that participants are on equal ground to begin the game. This means that no one is at the front of the line, because indeed there is no line. Another benefit is that it helps everyone to see and hear one another.

Most of these games listed also work well as Ice Breaker Games. They can get a crowd warmed up and comfortable with each other. There is something to be said for just being silly every once in awhile. It helps to break down barriers and makes people laugh. After all, a party is about having a good time, and believe me, these activities are perfect for that purpose.

If you are a youth leader of any kind, like Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or Church Youth Group, consider printing out several of these games and keeping them close by. They work great in a pinch when you need to fill a little time and keep the kids attention. They also work well for an opening activity to any other plans you have for the rest of the event.

Consider also taking a bunch of these games on your next camping trip.  There is usually a grassy area you can play in and these games need very little if any set-up or equipment.

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