Games for Youth Groups 1000 Games for Youth Groups

Group and Outsider

Time: approx. 10-15 minutes, or longer if discussion is needed
Recommended age: from 14
Size of group: from 8 persons
Time for preparation: none
Material: nothing

Game description

One player is chosen who has good self confidence. This player takes the role of “outsider”. The rest of the group plays: “Meet, greet and hug”. All players walk about the room, shaking hands, greeting one another, and hugging each other. The “outsider” tries to do the same, but the others ignore him or move away from him to avoid contact with him.
Special Tip: There should already be a high level of trust in the group. Players can switch to play the “outsider” role. No player should be chosen for this role who is not fully part of the group. At the end of the game, discuss how the “outsider” felt and how the other players treated him and how they felt about it. Purpose: The group learns that even outsiders” belong in the group and contact shouldn’t be avoided.


No scoring but an evaluation and feedback round would be important.

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