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Kosmic kids keeping in touch

Affirmation:I am close to my friends.

You probably have made allot of friends at school,camp or other places where you are around allot of people. But due to the world as it is you probably haven’t spent a lot of time with your friends. Even if you don’t meet in person you can still call or video chat with them. I have a few games you can play with them the next time you video chat with them.

– Charades 

We are starting our list of 50 fun games with the classic word game Charades.  Charades remain one of the best games to play with friends because it is challenging, fun and guaranteed to generate some laughs.  

To play charades, split the group into several teams of between 2 to 4 players per team.  One player from one of the teams is chosen to start.  That player thinks of a famous person, movie title, saying, song title, or book title and writes in on a piece of paper.  They must then give their team clues to help them guess the name of whatever they are thinking of.

Clues can only be in the form of hand gestures and pantomime.  There are also some common clues which help the team narrow down the possible answers including:

To indicate the number of words, hold up that many fingers, then hold up another finger to tell the team which word you are miming first

To indicate it is a song, pretend to sing

To indicate it is a book, pretend to read

To indicate it is a movie, mime a camera rolling

Teams have 60 seconds to guess the phrase or word that their teammate is thinking of.  They get one point if they successfully guess the answer.  The next team then gets a turn.  The first team to reach an arbitrary number of points wins the game.

– Two Truths and a Lie

This is a fun game that also works well as an icebreaker.  To get started, players sit or stand in a circle.  Going in turns, each player will tell two truths and one lie.  The other players will vote on which statement they believe is a lie.  After everyone has voted, the player reveals which statement was a lie.  

There are several variations of two truths and a lie.  One common variation is to compel players to tell truths and lies about something personal to them.  Another variation has players tell two truths and a dream wish.  The dream wish can be anything they want to achieve in the future.

 – Things 

This simple game helps friends get to know more about each other while having a few laughs.  At the start of the game, one player is chosen to be “It”.  They must ask a question starting with the word “Things” that everyone in the group answers.  The funnier or more interesting the question, the better.

An example question might be “Things you should never do at school?”.  Everyone in the group has to then write their answer on a piece of paper.  The person who is “It” will then collect those pieces of paper and reads the answers out.  The other players will guess who gave each answer.  If they are correct, they get a point.  Continue answering until there is one player left, who is awarded three points.  A new “It” is chosen and the game continues until a set limit of points has been reached.

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