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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Game #188: “Read My Lips!” (Upfront Team/Group Game)


SUPER FUN ONE PERSON UPFRONT, SEATED GROUP GAME. 

GREAT LEAD IN TO TOPICS OF “SPEECH”, “WORDS”, or “COMMUNICATION”. 



SUPPLIES:

• Pack of index cards
• Pen/Marker
• Egg Timer or multimedia countdown clock


GAME PLAY:


Quick explanation: Teams will have to guess a word, phrase, or other assigned item that an upfront team member is mouthing by only reading their lips.

Before the Game:

• Write out a variety of words, phrases, or items on your index cards

Playing

• Split the group into at least 2 teams. Consider guys vs. girls.
• Give the players the “Quick Explanation” and rules
• Start off by ask for 1 player from the first team to come to the front
• Have them face their team and show them their assignment on the card
• On “Go!” player will have 30 second to a minute to mouth the word or phrase while their team tries to guess.
• Continue the game with each team taking turns and have new upfront players each round
• Teams get 1 point for each correct guess

Rules:

• Upfront players are only allowed use their mouth. They can not speak, make sounds or act out the clue.
• The guessing team only has the allowed time to guess, if they cannot guess it correctly the opposing team has 1 guess as a team to “steal” and get the point.
• Do not announce category, unless you would like. It will make it a bit more fun and difficult

Winner(s)

• Winning team is the team that has the most points at the end of the assigned rounds.

Clue Suggestions:

Easy: Balloon, Watermelon, Volleyball, M&M’s, Potato Salad….
Medium: Popular Movie Titles, Song Titles, Celebrity Names, Famous Places… (Star Wars, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Taylor Swift, Paris France)
Hard: Popular phrases, full sentences, well-known Bible verses, …. (You can’t teach a dog new tricks, For God so loved the world…)

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