Grab him

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Grab him
Type: icebreaker, name learning game
Number of players: 10 or more
Location: everywhere
Equipment: none
Duration: arbitrary
Preparation: none

Grab him is an ice breaker game to learn the names of the other participants.


You don't need any equipment for this game.


All players are standing in a circle, one place is left free.

The right neighbor of the free space may then call the name of any other player ("A"). This player's left neighbor must move to the empty spot, while A has to grab him and hold him at his current position. Note: not the called player has to move away, but his left neighbor has to! If the neighbor gets away without A reacting and grabbing him, he moves to the empty spot, and player A is the next to call another player. If he is grabbed in time, the previously calling player has to try again.

If your participants are reacting quickly, you can swap their positions from time to time, to prevent them from learning (only) their immediate neighbor's name.