Games & Icebreakers, Games With A Point, Mixers

Name Game 2


MAIN POINT: Getting students to know one another.

Preparation: Index cards, tape, and pens

This is a small group game. As each person arrives have them write their name clearly on an index card. Then tape a card to their back.

Give everyone another index card. On “Go!” with hyped music in the background, everyone copies names off backs of other people, while trying to keep them from seeing the card on their own back.

Determine a time limit and give a prize to the person with the most names on their card.

Note: If your students already know everyone’s’ names, have them write a 1-2 digit number next to their name. For example: “Josh 81”. That way they have to see the number and can’t cheat.

Also see Atlas (Click Here), Name Game (Click Here), and Name Tag Mixer (Click Here).


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. Charlie
    June 20, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Great game idea! I would also prewrite 2 digit numbers on the cards so people who already know each other won’t have an advantage.

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