Anywhere Games, Games & Icebreakers

Phlat Ball


You will need a Phlat Ball, which is a ball that pops open randomly. Or, you’ll need some sort of timer. Then, you’ll need topics which require students to list items.

For example:
1. NFL football teams
2. Books of the Bible
3. States that begin with “A”
4. Animals with fur
5. Women in the Bible
6. Names of rivers.
7. School mascots.
8. Names of sitcoms.
9. Reasons people don’t go to church.
10. Names of Bible prophets.

Each topic should be written on a slip of paper, folded, and put into a bowl. The contestants then sit in a circle. The first contestant reaches into the bowl to grab a topic. They then announce the topic and flatten out the Phlat ball (or start the timer). Then they have to name an item that corresponds to the topic that they drew. Quickly, they pass the ball or timer to another player, who has to come up with another item corresponding to the topic. Like a hot potato, the ball is passed around the circle, with each player adding to the list. Finally, whoever is left holding the ball or timer when it pops or the timer goes off is eliminated. The game continues until only one player remains and is declared the winner!


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. Gazibo
    July 21, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Wow this is a great game man!

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