This is a good game when you need a time filler or are waiting in a parking lot somewhere for a concert/event/game/whatever to start.
Circle the players together standing up facing each other.
Instruct players that everyone starts the game looking down with their eyes on the feet of another player (just looking with eyes, not turning the head). Appoint someone (probably you) to say “One, two, three, up!”
On “Up,” everyone should look up at the person whose feet they were looking at. If they are making eye contact with that person both players are out. So the goal is to not be looking at the person who is looking at you. The appointed person then says “eyes down” and everyone looks down and at someone’s feet again and the game repeats. When the game is down to the last one or two players it is over and can start again.
Same instructions as above except if two people are making eye contact the first one to say “BANG” gets to stay in and the other player is out. This helps the game last longer. If a player says “BANG” and no one was looking at him, then he is out.
SARA GALYON is the Episcopal Youth Community Director for ST MATTHEW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH in Madison, AL. She has been working with youth in some capacity for 15 years, and has an MA in Youth Ministry from Memphis Theological Seminary. She is a wife to a fellow youth minister, mom to two boys and two dogs, and underfunded world traveler.
This post was previously published by weedsandnerfdarts.com.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the YS Blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of YS.