Never Have I Ever

Summary: A Get to Know You Game where the players share experiences that they have never done.

Ages: From 12 and up

Recommended Number of Players: Between 5 and 15, more if you have more time to play.

Ten pieces of wrapped small candy for each player

Set Up:
No prior set-up required

How to Play:
Have everyone sit in a circle. Each player receives ten small wrapped candies of any kind. One by one, each player announces something that they have never done. For instance,“Never have I ever gone skinny dipping.” For each true statement, all the other players throw one of their candies into a bowl in the middle if they HAVE done that thing. So, if three other people have gone skinny dipping before, those three people must relinguish one piece of candy. If a player runs out of items, they are eliminated from the game. Thus, it is a good strategy to say statements that most people have done, but you haven’t.

You can either play the game until one player is left in the game and the prize is the bowl of candy, or you can stop when three players remain and those three get to share the candy in the bowl.

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Many people come to this site looking for a couple specific games. When they find them, great, the job is done. But there is one thing I want ALL my guests to know regardless of how many or how few pages they read. Therefore, if you see this box again on a few more pages, skip it and move on to finding more games for your event.

But for those reading this for the first time, here is the best advice I can pass on from my many years of experience planning and executing large and small events. Read on…

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” These are great words from A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. I couldn’t agree more. And a solid foundation of organizing and planning is needed for most events. But I am here to tell you even with the BEST organization, no event is going to proceed EXACTLY as planned. You may even have a Plan B, C or D as a back-up. That’s fabulous! But trust me on this one; something will happen that you had no way of anticipating. So what now? Here is the trick. Pay close attention to this because it is the single most important piece of wisdom I can share with my readers.

Are you ready?

Learn to mentally let go of your perfect plans
the minute the party, event, game
or special occasion starts.

That’s it. I could write an entire page on how to “be in the moment” and “have fun at your own party.” But neither of those will happen if you don’t have the mindset that it’s alright to have things turn out differently than you imagined. The good news is that usually what you planned in your head that didn’t come through was never even missed by most.

So if you are going along, playing a game, or any other group activity, and it leads you down a road you didn’t foresee… Enjoy the ride.

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