Anywhere Games, Games & Icebreakers

Ninja, Gun, Gorilla


Same as “Rock-Scissors-Paper”, only you use your whole body. Play it up huge, having someone demonstrate each:
Ninja: guy in karate stance yelling “waaaaa!”
Gun: hold finger gun and say “BANG!”
Gorilla: arms in air & beating chest, saying “ooo, ooo, ahh, ahh, ahh!”

“Ninja beats gun.
Gun beats gorilla.
Gorilla beats ninja.
If there’s a tie, you die!”

Keep going until all are eliminated; fun to find a champ. It helps to have the students who are out to go to the outside and the people still playing in the middle.

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


  1. Benjamin Spears
    July 2, 2011 at 12:00 am

    A fun up-front game, but not the kind of thing you would do every week.

  2. chinonso
    October 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I used it as an icebreaker for my peers in youth group. best game EVER!

  3. MD Morrow
    August 14, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I used this icebreaker/game 4 years ago. I have recently used it again. It’s as still as good as it was then as it is now.

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