Games & Icebreakers, Up-Front Games

Best Pick-Up Line Challenge


In front of everyone set up 3 chairs side by side. Then place a sheet over them claiming you’re making a couch (the sheet must cover all three chairs). Then ask for guys who think they have the best pick up lines. Send the guys out of the room with an adult staff member saying they can go practice their pick up line, and that they will have to run their pick up line by the staff member to make sure they’re appropriate.

Then remove the middle chair. If you have a piece of masking tape between the two chairs, one piece at the tops of the chairs and one piece at the edge of the seats, it can help create the form of the couch beneath the blanket.

Ask 2 girls from your group to sit on the outer chairs to keep the sheet tight so it looks as if the middle chair is still there.

Before the guys come in the room instruct the ladies as the guys go to sit down, they need to stand up.

Invite one at a time each guy to sit in-between the two ladies and give them his pick up line. But as he goes to sit down, the ladies will stand up and he’ll fall through. The game is very entertaining for the crowd. After everyone has a good laugh, make sure the boy rejoins the rest of the crowd and keeps silent.

Added by J.J. Beyronneau



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 Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.


  1. Kalle Klein
    July 6, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Great idea.

  2. Norris
    January 2, 2014 at 12:00 am

    We did this, and played "Let’s get it on" by Marvin Gaye as the boys walked into the room. Very funny game

  3. Jake
    February 26, 2014 at 12:00 am

    This is a great game. I used this a few times with large groups and it was always a hit.

  4. Kvisa
    November 17, 2016 at 12:00 am

    a good gag, but takes awhile.

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