Body twister is a physical game for groups that are already acquainted to each other.
There is no equipment required.
The participants move around within the room. The game coordinator instructs them to touch a defined body part of another group member with their own specified body part. To give some examples:
- Everyone touches the head of a group member with their right hand.
- Everyone touches the right heel of a group member with the left foot.
- Everyone touches the ear of a group member with the left hand.
Former instructions for body parts may be kept in mind and not be violated (e.g. at step 2 of the example given, the right hand of each player is still in contact with the head of a player). Only if the instructions contradict (that means, instructions for the same body part) the older instructions are invalidated.
In most cases, a densely packed bunch of people has formed after a few instructions and everyone tries to fulfill the tasks by winding their body in practically impossible ways.
- The tasks may also be actively and passively restricted. For example: all women touch the shoulders of a blond person with their left hand.