Anywhere Games, Games & Icebreakers

Zip Zap


Gather your group and have them sit in a circle. This is a simple game consisting of 2 words- “Zip” and “Zap”. One person will begin the “flow” by turning to the person next to them and saying “Zip”. The flow will continue in the same direction with everyone saying “Zip” until someone decides to reverse the flow by saying “Zap.” At that time, the person who just got “zapped” will look at the “zap”-er and say “Zip!” Flow then reverses from it’s original with everyone saying Zip again.

Example: The “Zip” starts clockwise around the circle until 1 person looks the other way and says “Zap.” Then the “Zip” flows counterclockwise until someone else says “Zap.”

Zip continues the flow, Zap reverses it.

If someone says the wrong word, mumbles, stalls, or looks the wrong way for the word they said, they’re out. Continue playing until down to 2 players.

Added by Tim Mayfield


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. Glen
    June 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

    This game works well with small group (6-10).

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