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$1000 Bill Exchange

1000-bill-exchange

For this game you need to make your own money on your computer (be sure it’s clearly phony or it might be a federal offense). Give each person 10 of the bills. They are to try to win as many as possible from their peers by challenging them. Set a time limit, or say the first person to have X amount wins. Bills can be won by doing one of three things:

Thumb wrestling
Rock, paper, scissors
Flipping a coin

Rules: You must accept any challenge

Sudden death, no two out of three

Challenger has to have a coin and is “heads” on the coin toss.

*If you are unable or don’t want to make play money, see Penny Challenge (Click Here); it’s similar but uses a bunch of pennies.

Also, see Top Dollar (Click Here).

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Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.

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    Todd
    June 20, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Our students had a blast with this one. I used my face and our speaker’s face on the fake money.

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    Susie Daggett
    June 20, 2011 at 12:00 am

    We tried this one with our kids and it was a hit.

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    Scott
    June 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

    This games has been great go to game— except we made lots of money with my face on it and now it pops up all over the place…

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    Linda
    June 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

    kids seem to like playing the "big wig" whenever it comes to money. this way they get to have a bit of harmless fun and get to know one another better at the same time.

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    Robert
    June 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I’ve used this several times and it is always a hit. I’ve put pictures of kids on the money.

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    Chad
    June 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

    This game seems like an interesting idea, but we have a large group of middle schoolers and many of the kids just looked at each other like, "Is he serioues?" It got some mixing done, but not as much as we would have liked.

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    Nancy
    July 1, 2011 at 12:00 am

    This sounds like fun! i will give this a try at our next Youth Group activity.

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    Greg Worley
    August 16, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Our students and staff in the High School ministry loved this game. It was a blast

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    Jason
    April 19, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Great mixer! Got each of my kids laughing and interacting with the entire group. We will definitely play this one again.

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    james hill
    April 1, 2013 at 12:00 am

    one of the best mixers love to play it myself and one the youth love playing over and over again.

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    Alexis Sellers
    November 10, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Sure looks fun if it's let me rate AFTER I played instead of before

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