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Type: communication game
Number of players: best with 5-15
Location: everywhere
Equipment: none
Duration: a few minutes
Preparation: none

Couting is a very simple game for an arbitrary number of players (best with around 5 to 15 participants).


The game can be played without any equipment.


The game has a very simple target: All participants have to count from 1 to 20 (or any other reasonable number). Each number may only be pronounced by just one player; if two players start to stay the same number at the same time, the round is void and a new one starts (with 1 again, of course). Of course, the players may not communicate in any other way (like acting in a predefined ordering, pointing at each other, etc.). Is the group able to reach the number 20 without interruption? It's harder than it seems!

  • You can also count from 1 to the number of players, where each player may call exactly one number. Of course, each player must chose a different number in each round.