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Games & Icebreakers

Ninja, Gun, Gorilla

Same as “Rock-Scissors-Paper”, only you use your whole body. Play it up huge, having someone demonstrate each:
Ninja: guy in karate stance yelling “waaaaa!”
Gun: hold finger gun and say “BANG!”
Gorilla: arms in air & beating chest, saying “ooo, ooo, ahh, ahh, ahh!”

Ninja beats gun.
Gun beats gorilla.
Gorilla beats ninja.
If there's a tie, both are out.

Keep going until all are eliminated; fun to find a champ. It helps to have the students who are out to go to the outside and the people still playing in the middle.

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Also see Ape, Man, Lady (Click Here) and Egg, Chicken, Dinosaur (Click Here).

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Comments on this post

   MD Morrow         8/14/2015 1:02:07 PM

I used this icebreaker/game 4 years ago. I have recently used it again. It's as still as good as it was then as it is now.

   chinonso         10/5/2014 1:07:57 PM

I used it as an icebreaker for my peers in youth group. best game EVER!

   Benjamin Spears         7/2/2011 7:57:40 PM

A fun up-front game, but not the kind of thing you would do every week.