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Excellent game to get to know each other`s names.
Everybody`s a cowboy or cowgirl, you get them in a circle and ask them to test their
revolvers. Have them shoot up in air, not at each other (yet). Then ask the group to
concentrate; when everybody`s quiet, call someone`s name. That person needs to drop
to the floor as fast as he can. His neighbors take a shot a him; if he`s not down
fast enough, he dies (making grueling sounds). If he`s down before a gun is fired, the
neighbor who fired last dies.
Insist that for every shot there should
be at least one victim. If`s there`s any confusion about who shot first, they should all
Repeat till only 2 players are alive. Place those 2 back to back in the middle of the
room, and give them a sign to start walking away from each other. When they hear you
drop a coin (or a key ring, or whatever) they turn around as fast as
they can and shoot the other.
Again, at least one victim, and if they`re not sure who shot first they should both
A shot can only be fired after a player has made a 360 degree spin.
Another variation is to have players walk around. Whoever gets caught in cross fire is dead.
This is really a game about Chivalry
and not about winning. Use this game early
workshop to spot the students that stubbornly refuse to be shot and correct them.
You could consider your moment of death you moment of glory - show off how willing you are to accept you own death,
and die with enthusiasm.