The Source for Youth Ministry

Games & Icebreakers

Real Identity

Great "getting to know you" and memory game. Everyone is in a circle and each takes a turn saying their name and something about themself (example, "Hi, I'm John and I play football"). The next person needs to say the previous person's name and item of interest before saying their own (example, "He's John, he plays football and I'm Mary and I torture small animals"). As this game moves on, people need to remember more and more information. With bigger groups you can have them only repeat the names to save time.

Also see Secret Identity (Click Here), Getting to Know You (Click Here), and Getting to Know You Better (Click Here).

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Comments on this post

   Gavin         7/23/2015 3:31:03 PM

I like this game and everything, I'm just a little concerned about Mary.

   Teresa         7/27/2012 9:04:21 AM


   Teresa         7/27/2012 8:58:55 AM

great idea

   Jonathan McKee         6/29/2011 9:39:10 AM

Okay... confession... I ALWAYS play this game the first time I ever meet with my small group. It's a great game to get everyone to know each other's names, etc. I always make ME last and it forces me to have everyone's name memorized on the first night. (Then I make a point to use their name sometime during the night again.)