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Bang

Bang is a group game, played in a circle, where participants must react quickly or face elimination. One person stands in the middle of the circle as “the sheriff”, pointing at other players who must quickly crouch while those on either side of them quickly “draw”. A good activity to generate laughter in a group. It can also help with name-learning for groups getting to know each other.

  1. Step 1:

    The group stands in a circle. One person stands in the middle as the sheriff.

  2. Step 2:

    The sheriff quickly spins around and then points straight at one person in the circle and says “bang!”

    The pointed-at person crouches as quickly as possible. The two people standing next to the pointed-at person must quickly point at each other, shouting each other’s names.

    The person who is last to shout the name of the other is out of the game. Unless, the pointed-at person in the middle of those two does not crouch in time. In that case, that person is eliminated.

    When there are only two people left, they stand with their backs to each other in the middle of the room. The sheriff calls out random numbers. On every uneven number the pair takes a step away from each other. On the first even number they draw, quickly spinning around and then shooting. The quickest draw is the winner.