#NYWC Games-A-Palooza Notes

We kicked off the Idea Lab on Thursday with a party and some guidance on how youth leaders can avoid messing up game leadership. Also, we explained the plan for the Idea Lab sessions. Thank you for joining us for games galore as we kicked off the NYWC. Thank you for taking the time to learn some new games, play some old games and win some prizes.


Dan Istvanik: Read My Lips
Sara Galyon: The Question Game
Kent Bjurstrom: Stiff Arm
Dan Istvanik: Santa Frost Rudolph
Paul Turner: Head, Shoulders, Knees, Cups
Kent Bjurstrom: Giant Team Tic Tac Toe
Chase Snyder: Fast Math
Ryan Schmall: The Bang Game
Dan Istvanik: Tunnel Rats
Nick Mance: Lightsaber
Corey Jones: What Are The Odds?
Scott Osborne: Round Robin
Dan Istvnick: Name Tag Spelling Bee
Kent Bjurstrom: Pressure


What Are The Odds Instructions

You get two students to face off. Contestant one will ask contestant two what the odds are that he will complete a dare. For instance, “What are the odds that you post a duck face selfie to your Instagram story.” Contestant two will pick a number based on the severity of the dare and so he might say, “One in 7.” (or no big deal, 1 in 3) was Then the two contestants will agree, shake hands, and begin to count down 3,2,1 and then say a random number between 1 and 7. If the numbers match then contestant two must complete the dare. If the numbers add up to 7 (i.e. one contestant says 3 and the other 4) then contestant one must complete the dare. And if the numbers do not match or add up then they both breathe a sigh of relief and move on. This game can continue as long as you want and as long as contestants come up with dares. (I can also write down some suggestions to help the game progress smoothly).

What are the odds…you allow us to record you singing “Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer” and share that to youtube?
What are the odds…you try to hug everyone who you make eye contact with tonight?
What are the odds…you do a model runway walk every time you walk down an aisle at NYWC?
What are the odds…you give all the money in your wallet to Bob Goff?
What are the odds…you compete the next challenge drawn from the hat (w/o knowing it)?
What are the odds…you use another person’s phone to prank call your pastor?
What are the odds…you eat a tablespoon of hot sauce?
What are the odds…you make up a new dance and teach it to this group?
What are the odds…you chug a soda in 10 seconds?
What are the odds…you text your last 10 text conversation and say, “Miss you Bea”
What are the odds…you allow a stranger to style your hair and post a selfie to Instagram?
What are the odds…you make a headdress out of toilet paper and wear it til bed?
What are the odds…you find something to wear as a cape and wear it for the rest of NYWC?
What are the odds…you find a stranger to give you a piggyback ride around the exhibit hall?
What are the odds…you rhyme everything you say for the rest of the day?
What are the odds…you draw a mustache on your face using a permanent marker?\
What are the odds…you create a short poem about NYWC and share on social media a video of you reading it?
What are the odds…you act our your favorite movie scene for everyone?
What are the odds…you share with us your most embarrassing moment?
What are the odds…you show us your best break dance moves for 15 seconds?
What are the odds…you share your best Trump impersonation




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