Games & Icebreakers, Up-Front Games

Who Wants to be a 256ionaire?


Just like the ‘Millionaire’ game, we played it in our youth group with some modifications.

Get a bunch of general knowledge Bible questions. The three lifelines were; ask a friend, poll the youth group, and 50/50.

The 256ionaire part was in our prizes – we had nine questions and started with a one wrapped sweet prize and doubled it each time:

Question 1: 1 Sweet
Question 2: 2 Sweets
Question 3: 4 Sweets (Safe zone)
Question 4: 8 Sweets
Question 5: 16 Sweets
Question 6: 32 Sweets (Safe zone)
Question 7: 64 Sweets
Question 8: 128 Sweets
Question 9: 256 Sweets

It is hilarious to watch students sweat it out over sweets!


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. jamie jordan (youth pastor)
    May 28, 2014 at 12:00 am

    (From my 8 year old son who is reading your website!) i am just rating this for fun!!!!!!!!!! but it sounds cool!

  2. Kerry Logan
    November 28, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Ah… so pleased to see this here – but want to just point out that I submitted this game back in 2007 when I made it to run with my Lower Hutt Youth Group! Aroha mai.

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