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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside

Total posts: 2676
Posted:I remember when I joined a sort of venturer group there were two adults talking about a person who

"Likes to swim, but doesn't like swimming"
"Likes to juggle, but doesn't like juggling" and suchforth.

There I was trying to play along by saying something like
"So he likes to climb trees, but doesn't like climbing?" and they told me no! I was wrong and I had no idea what was going on.

It's frustrating that I can't remember the trick of the game, it was really clever but I've forgotten it.

Anyway, my point being...

Does anyone know any other smart little 'get to know you' games?


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside

Total posts: 2676
Posted:Oh my goodness I just remembered after all these months. Fancy that. It's been eating away at me for so long.

The action of the person had to have double letters!

Anyway...


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:likes to mop, but doesn't like mopping

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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Boo_Bunny
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Boo_Bunny

Sparkely arty Mormon rainbow fairy
Location: infront of you

Total posts: 933
Posted:likes to hop, but doesn't like hopping

coz it would be hoping. ubblol so easily amused....


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Azadondo
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

Azadondo

journeyman
Location: Los Angeles

Total posts: 59
Posted:I knew a game with the same trick, but it was with nouns. It would go:

Its a tree, not a stick.
Its a door, not an exit.
Its the grass, not the lawn.
Its coffee, not tea.

And the big clue to give people was:
Its spelling, not content.


Performing marriages, funerals, baptisisms, last rites and absolving the sins for HoPers for-- not very long actually.

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Socks
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

Socks

Arf! Can I have a biscut?
Location: North America, Mid West

Total posts: 288
Posted:See, I know this one well.

"Molly Dodd is odd, but not peculiar"

Loves ladders but hates to climb.
Loves kittens but not cats, puppies but not dogs.
She has feet but no legs, teeth but no mouth, follicles but no hair, she sees but has no eyes.

Molly Dodd is odd but not peculiar.

She has floors and walls but no ceiling. She has halls and rooms but no home.
She has mass but no size. She plays a fiddle, but no music. She is cool but has no clue. She keeps but never holds. She collects but it's never sentimental.

Molly Dodd is odd, but not peculiar...


I'm weird. Just work through that and we'll all be fine.

"If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail." - Fran Lebowitz

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ROBZILLA


ROBZILLA

HAIL TO THE KING BABY
Location: MANCHESTER

Total posts: 204
Posted:i'm scared now!

I DO NOT REGRET THE THINGS I HAVE DONE, ONLY THOSE I DID NOT DO.

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CeCeMonet


member
Location: Phoenix, Az,

Total posts: 25
Posted:Sparkey - throwing hampsters in the dryer.... that is kinda scary....



he has feet but does not like to walk



she can call but does not like to talk



this kinda reminds me of those silly e-mails that go around that you fill out stuff like your name, your favorite color, b-day, hobbies, fave food, etc....



Yea.... I am bored at work ubbrollsmile

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:Written by: CeCeMonet

yea.... I am bored at work



Seems to be a lot of that going around.... its what HoPs for biggrin


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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CeCeMonet


member
Location: Phoenix, Az,

Total posts: 25
Posted:at least I have company in this boat!

Her Ladyship Hot Shot

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drakematrix
SILVER Member since Oct 2004

drakematrix

Maker of the Cheesecake
Location: Akron, OH

Total posts: 174
Posted:has wheels, but not tires

What exactly do I have to light on fire to get you to notice me?

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drakematrix
SILVER Member since Oct 2004

drakematrix

Maker of the Cheesecake
Location: Akron, OH

Total posts: 174
Posted:actually, my favorite get to know you game is a kind of variation of musical chairs. you make a circle of chairs, with one less chair than there are people. one person stands in the middle, and says a trait about themselves (I like people with blue eyes) then every pne with blue eyes has to get up and switch chairs. whoever is left in the middle continues..

It usually starts out innocent enough, but with the right group of people it can get dirty real fast devil


What exactly do I have to light on fire to get you to notice me?

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG

Total posts: 3415
Posted:that goes for many, many games.

Like twister, for example. or poker wink


"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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firebyrd
SILVER Member since May 2005

member
Location: belfast

Total posts: 154
Posted:never play twister with acrobats I made that mistake once and getting to know each other is a wild underestimation of what we were doing. I didn't think it was possible to 'know' people quite so intimately in such a short space of time......

be warned, not so much of an icebreaker than a neck / sefl respect breaker. hehe


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nome
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

nome

Member
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 35
Posted:Aw no, i thought we were actually going to play 'get to know you games'. All disappointed now (but not upset).

*sigh, back to the essay.


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tainted


tainted

addict
Location: London

Total posts: 422
Posted:Any chance yor talking about Vickeys Halloween Party????????? I sorta remember that..... I def remember falling in a heap.......! That was a good night beerchug

There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers...

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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 6942
Posted:what about "i have never..." i play it as a drinking game (i play a lot of stuff as drinking games) each person takes it in turn to stand up and say something they have never done then everyone who has done it drinks :P

another good one is names, heights, dates games (basically anything that goes in order) get a line of chairs then each person stands on one then with no sound they have to get themselves in order of what ever :P

(see helping run a youth group is helpful smile)

and twister is the BEST get to know you game - especially where the person spinning gets to pick exactly where the people put hands and feet (or elbows, foreheads and noses as ive played it :P)


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bing!
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

bing!

i beat my inner child
Location: manchester UK

Total posts: 184
Posted:spins a staff but owns no stick

--the spark what lit the flame which started the fire that burned forever--

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Shu
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Shu

Retro Fyre Wizzard
Location: Pietermaritzburg (KZN)

Total posts: 538
Posted:likes to have fun, but does not like being funny!

Regards hug

Shu
(Ice-E FyreStorm - Group Manager & Performer)

You know those people your parentals warned you about?... I'M ONE OF THEM! ubbloco
Yes, i do bite!!

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Written by: linden_rathen

what about "i have never..." i play it as a drinking game (i play a lot of stuff as drinking games) each person takes it in turn to stand up and say something they have never done then everyone who has done it drinks :P





Last time I played that I think I drank twice! redface
ubblol
I learned loads about other people though!

Twister, 2 boards on a carpet. My body positioned over the two boards, and the boards started to slide apart. Yup...that was a fun night! I think I am still achey! lol
To make it real fun, add a dash of baby oil wink


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Hanz


Hanz

veteran
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

Total posts: 1328
Posted:I like trees, I dont like leaves
I love coffee, dont like tea
I like bees, dont like honey
I like to see, but I dont like the sea
(you like things with double letters)

pass around a toilet roll and tell everyone to take the amount of toilet paper they would normally use, then they have to say something about themselves for every bit of paper.

Also, if playing with youth, pass around a bag of MMs and tell everyone to take some, then when they have as many as they want, tell them they have to say something for every MM they take... some take HEAPS, others take like 3


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