People passing a soft ball in a circle, as seen in name-game called Toss-A-Name Game

Toss-A-Name Game

Interactive name-game with many fun variations.

  • Simple
  • Playful & fun
  • Very effective
  • Ideal for new groups
  • Highly interactive

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Comments (2)

  1. jeWElle de Mesa

    thanks for this, mark.

    loooooving the layer of thank you. plus the framing of getting to know as many names as possible.

    annnnnd the chicken! you know me – i may attach a yey! to this.


  2. David Piang-Nee

    Love to use this game at the start of a leadership or Initiative session :). Great for getting names for participants and myself to get to know the group.

    Also run it with a timed version so beginning of challenges for the session to see how quickly we can get around the circle, essentially a combination of Toss a Name game and Warp Speed.

    Love this variation Mark that involves the whole group naming a participant who receives the Rubber Chicken.. genius way of not putting anyone on the spot!

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