Games for Youth Groups 1000 Games for Youth Groups

People memory

Time: approx. 15 min.
Recommended age: from 12
Size of group: from 10 persons or more
Time for preparation: none
Material: nothing

Game description

First of all 2 people go out of the room. These two players will play a game of memory against each other later. Once this has happened, the others find a partner. It is better if they pair up with someone who they do not usually hang around with so that pairs are made which are not easy to guess because they are always with each other. Then a theme is suggested e.g. colours, animals or stars etc. The pairs think of something relating to the theme e.g. the colour blue, the bear as an animal or Robin Hood (star). Then the players are mixed up in the room and the two people who were sent out of the room come back in. Now the first guesser starts by choosing a player by tapping them on the shoulder. This person then has to say their colour, animal or star. Now the pairs in the room are hunted out like a game of memory. Obviously the winner at the end of the game is the player who find the most pairs.


If you want to make the game more difficult you might want to choose rhyming words for the pairs e.g. one of the partners has louse and the other mouse, house, dowse etc. Another option is hummed/whistled songs. The most difficult version is a theme with first names and last names, Gordon Brown for example, this means one partner is called Gordon and the other is called Brown and the finders must find the matching first and last names.


just for fun, or the fun wins

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