Woman playing a quick large group energiser called Gotcha


Quick, simple & hilarious energiser for all group sizes.

  • Extremely fun
  • Spontaneous laughter
  • Sharpens reflexes
  • Any size group
  • No props

Step-by-Step Instructions

Video Tutorial

How To Play Narrative

Practical Leadership Tips

Social-Emotional Learning

Health & Wellness Programming

Popular Variations

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Reflection Tips & Strategies

Program Templates


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Comments (4)

  1. jeWElle de Mesa

    Same with Mr Littlefield, ehem – we use hot/magic words as cues to catch-release/get-go/grab-run. Super helpful as a segue/as an introduction to a topic, or debriefing activity. Entry level could be: Magic words written on a wall. Level-up could be: nothing written, all memory.

  2. Jit Raya

    It was very nice warm up and simple to explain to the group, Thank you very much

  3. David Piang-Nee

    Definitely one of my go to activities especially at the initial part of a camp. Usually do the pair variation first and ask participants to introduce themselves then build up to whole group throwing in the other variations in as well.. very flexible activity and great to generate initial energy

  4. Chad Littlefield

    So much fun in a large group! Fun to blend it in with a group’s content too by telling a story relevant to them using “hot words” that actually reinforce learning and content as well. Brilliantly simple and filled with laughter, guaranteed!

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