You can never have too many fun games up your sleeves for youth. This one is “Rock, Paper, …GO!”. It’s a fun variation of the classic “Rock, Paper, Scissors”, and a great go to game for almost any youth group size.
Youth Game Name: Rock, Paper, …GO!
Materials Required: None, unless you want a prize for the winner.
Recommended Number of Players: 6+ for most fun!
Instructions for “Rock, Paper, …GO!” Youth Group Game:
- Have everybody stand facing a partner; easiest if you split the room in half with masking tape. If you have an odd number of students, you can have one leader jump in and play.
- Explain that Players on one side of the room are player A and players on the other side of the room are Player B.
- Explain that everybody will have a choice of two moves: either a “Rock” or “Paper” (NO SCISSORS).
- Ask another leader to stand facing you so that you can give an example of the possible outcomes of each round:
- Show the students that if you and your opponent both do “ROCK”‘s, or if you both do “Paper” it creates a match.
- Show the students that if you do a “ROCK” and your opponent does “PAPER”, it doesn’t match. And vise versa.
- Player A gets a point every time they match their partner. Player B gets a point every time they don’t match their partner. The first person to get to three points wins that round.
- To play, it is just like “ROCK PAPER SCISSORS”, but instead it is “ROCK, PAPER…GO”. Players reveal their hand on “GO”.
- After everybody understands the game, let the students play and have all the winning partners remain standing while the losing partners have a seat.
- Have the students who are still standing (the winning partners) now get new partners and start the process over again.
- Continue this until you have one winner.