There’s one really big reason to plan icebreaker games for small groups of people when planning a party or event: Ice Exists! People who do not know each other tend to be a little icy and uncomfortable around strangers. Sometimes people in a different social status may be uncomfortable with others that they perceive to be in a different class. Or people from different cultures may be awkward together until they get to know each other better. Heck, even if 15 people in a room are all the same kind of people, with the same kinds of backgrounds or the same kinds of jobs, there’s always a bit of awkwardness while they get to know each other. It’s a natural thing.
Any time you are having a small group gathering where the people are all new and don’t know each other well, one of the best ways to start your party or meeting off right is with some easy and fun icebreaker games for small groups. Playing an icebreaker or two is a great way to help everyone relax, get comfortable, and get a feel for each other. Especially for casual events สล็อต and parties, it’s a great way to set the tone for the whole evening.
Two Easy and Fun Icebreaker Games for Small Groups
“Say the Name” Icebreaker Game. Name a famous person (first and last name). The next person has to name another famous person whose first name starts with the first letter of the last name of the person you just named.
Here’s an example of game play. The first person says “John Wayne” as his or her famous character. The second person chooses “Will Smith,” whose first name begins with the “W” of John Wayne’s last name. The third person could then say “Samuel Adams”… and so on and so on and so on.
This is a great game to play because it’s not one of those icebreaker games that requires a lot of rules and explaining. Thirty seconds of explaining should be enough to get people playing. And though it’s simple, it can be a lot of fun!
“Name the Framed” Icebreaker Game. The second of my icebreaker games for small groups takes a bit more time and preparation, but it’s well worth it. This game is a blast!
Prep: To get this game ready, make up a different poster board with about 25 pictures of famous people on them, ranging from easy recognizable people to more obscure ones. Tape a number on each picture.
Game Play: You can decide however long you want give the group members to try to name as many of the famous people on the poster boards as possible. Make sure you have given each person a paper and pencil. When they are have named as many as possible, have them all individually identify the famous people in the photographs. You can also choose to group your guests into teams and give the winning team a prize.