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 (1)

  1. 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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