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Type: icebreaker, name learning game
Number of players: any number, 10 or more
Location: small playing field
Equipment: balloons, pens
Duration: about 10 minutes
Preparation: none

Balloon is an ice breaker game (name learning game). The participants can learn to know each other and each other's names.


  • each participant needs a balloon (prepare a few more, just in case)
  • a few pens that can write on the balloons


Each player inflates his balloon and writes his name on it.

Once the game starts, all players throw their balloon in the air and take any other balloon. They then search for the person whose name is written on the balloon, introduce themselves, and return the balloon. Then, another round is started.

You can add smaller tasks upon returning the balloon, like telling a short story, giving a massage, etc.