I love playing a good game. Games seem to lighten the mood and are great for connecting with others. This is a really fun group game my nieces taught me. We were in giggles in no time!
Keep the game moving, without mixing up the cues.
Have all the players sit in a circle, facing the middle.
How To Play
Rule 1: Two verbal commands keep the game in motion. A player must turn and face the person next to him and say either “ZIP” or BOM”. The command “ZIP” starts the game going one direction, and “BOM” reverses the motion.
Rule 2: You cannot show your teeth! Keep your lips covering your teeth. You’ll get the humor of this as you start playing.
Rule 3: You can choose to have elimination or just keep playing for fun and see how long you can keep it going.
For Example: One person starts the game by turning to the player on his left and says “ZIP”. This starts the play in motion. That person can then either remain facing the first player and say “BOM” to reverse the direction, or can turn to the person to his left and say “ZIP”.
* Make sure you face the direction that corresponds to the command you are giving. If the person on your left turns to you ands says “ZIP”, you cannot say”ZIP” back to him. You could either face left and say “BOM” or turn right and pass the “ZIP” on in the same direction it was already traveling. If the wrong command is given, the player who messed up is out of the game. Keep playing until there are just two players left.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
angela saysAugust 19, 2011 at 4:49 am
hahaha sounds fun! I will have to try this one with all the kids this weekend. We are always looking for fun games that do not involve some kind of screen. Thanks for sharing!
Amber saysAugust 19, 2011 at 10:31 pm
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Whitney saysAugust 21, 2011 at 1:01 pm
This looks so fun! Thanks for sharing! We love game night, so we’ll have to give this one a try! Great meeting you at BlogHer!
Mellisa saysAugust 22, 2011 at 8:20 am
I said the 2 words to myself – I get why it’s so much funnier that you can’t show your teeth! How fun!