Four on a Couch

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Memory game - good icebreaker game


Four hula hoops, small pieces of paper and pens


Split everyone into two equal teams and ask them to sit in a circle. Add one empty space in the circle. When starting, each participant needs to sit next to her opponent on both sides (alternating team members), including the four people on the "couch" (hula hoops). Hand out the pieces of paper and pens (one per person). Ask everyone to write their names on their piece of paper and to put their pieces of paper in the bag.

After this, pass around the bag and ask everyone to draw one piece of paper with someone else's name on it. Each person should read their own piece of paper without letting anyone else know what their paper says.

Explain that the goal of the game is to get four of their teammates on the couch. The person on the right of empty spot calls the name of a game participant. The person whose piece of paper has the called name sits in the empty spot. Whoever sits on the right of the new empty chair calls out another name.

Start by asking the person to the right of the empty spot to call a name. The person with the piece of paper with the written name sits in the empty spot. Continue this pattern. The first team to have four of their members on the couch wins the game.


  • Icebreaker
  • Memory
  • memory game
  • new members
  • Quiet game

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