Games for Youth Groups 1000 Games for Youth Groups

Parliament bench

Time: approx. 20-30 minutes
Recommended age: from 12
Size of group: perfect for larger groups
Time for preparation: none
Material: chairs

Game description

This is a game played girls against boys. The girls must try to occupy all parliament seats with girls and the boys try to do the same with boys. There must be the same amount of girls as boys, who all sit in a circle and one place must remain empty. Fours seats which are next to each other are specially marked out as the parliament bench. At the beginning of the game two boys and two girls should occupy these seats. Each player writes their name on a piece of paper and throws it into a hat. Each player then takes turn to pull a name out of the hat. From now on, each player only reacts to the name shown on his piece of paper! The player sitting to the right of the empty seat now calls out a name. The player whose name is called now stands up and goes and sits on the empty seat then swaps his piece of paper with the player to his right (!). Both players now have a piece of paper with a different name to which they answer. The player sitting to the right of the empty seat can now call out a new name. An idea sent by Stephan S.


The game is finished when the parliament bench is occupied by all male or all female players

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