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Experts Tell Us the Best Youth Group Games

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Youth Group Games. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Capture: The Flag Redux

This product was recommended by Lynda Fairly from Numlooker

Capture the flag redux is a classic game designed for kids for birthday parties. It is one of the best outdoor games ever made by Star Lux Studio that supports and encourages kids to avoid indoor games and play outside to be physically healthy & fit. It is a perfect birthday gift. The games are available in three different colors including Green, blue, and red. It requires 4 to 8 players to play with teamwork, social skills, and strategy.

Ninja Toys Meet Samurai Swords in Glow Battle

This product was recommended by Lynda Fairly from Numlooker

Glow battle is an outdoor game that can be played by using the sword inside the package. It is a ninja-based classic game that motivates kids to play this with family and friends. The players are supposed to hit their opponents with the sword they get while playing the game. The hits are 100 percent painless and teach the players how to use a sword. The game can be played by 2 to 8 players.

Speed Charades Party Game

This product was recommended by Hannah Pierce from Luciding

The best thing about this game is that anyone can play, and it offers a fun twist on the well-known game of charades. Players are able to compete head to head in a race to act out their charade for their team members. This is a fun and competitive game that can be played in groups to promote teamwork.

Throw Throw Burrito

This product was recommended by Alina Clark from CocoDoc

Version of the game comes with 2 Burritos (pictures for scale (I am 5’7 with 2 boots on in the pictures)), 2 decks of oversized cards (pictures for scale), and what feel like rubber game pieces (flimsy, bit very solid). The Burritos have two air holes (one at the top to fill the burrito toppings section and one at the bottom to fill the whole burrito). The Box that the game comes in has great storage inside and even has a handle on it for easier travel.

Totem the feel good game, Self-Esteem Game

This product was recommended by Shannon Bernadin from The African Garden

Totem is a great game to play to strengthen relationships through a conversation card game that encourages players to think positively. It can be used by groups or individuals, and it allows players to connect on a deeper level allowing them to build a mutual trust.

Catan Board Game

This product was recommended by Stephen Curry from CocoSign

The completely variable board offers tremendous value due to its near-limitless replayability. You will never have to play the same game more than once. Catan extension packs for 5-6 players are available as separate items, ideal for youth groups. The average amount of time spent playing is 60 minutes. In a competition for victory points, players control their civilization and seek to spread across a modular hex board. CATAN is a social game that allows for plenty of player interaction, whether you play as a family, a board youth group, or via video conference while staying at home. You might even be drawn into the exciting world of CATAN tournaments.

Ticket to Ride Board Game

This product was recommended by Stephen Curry from CocoSign

Are you looking for a youth group adventure game? Try Ticket to Ride, which is played by 2-5 players. In this game, players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities across North America. To earn points, you collect train cards that help you claim railway routes connecting cities. The longer the routes, the more points you earn. Additional points are awarded to those who complete their Destination Tickets and the player who constructs the longest continuous railway. The game is simple enough to be learned in under 15 minutes and repeatedly enjoyed, whether by a beginner in building a rail empire or an expert.

SpringFlower Shooting Game Toy

This product was recommended by Laura Jimenez from Ishine365

This is a fun toy for youth groups. It comes with everything you need for a fun, kid-based shooting range. There are two guns in the box, two packs of foam balls, and a stand with holes cut out that you try to shoot the balls through. Once you set up the stand it’s pretty straightforward. The guns are super cute and easy to load. The set comes with a lot of ammo. The balls are not hard and cannot hurt anyone even if hit in close range so it is a perfect toy for houses with multiple children.

Jenga Classic Game

This product was recommended by Daniela Sawyer from FindPeopleFast

Take a block and place it on top, but don’t let the tower collapse! This entertaining and challenging game is ideal for families and children aged six and up. Are there no friends nearby? Not a problem. Play Jenga by yourself! Build the tower and try not to let it fall as you practice your stacking skills. Jenga is the original woodblock game that has been enjoyed by families for generations. Bring out the Jenga game to spice up a party! This classic block stacking game is simple and easy to learn, and it makes an excellent birthday or holiday gift for adults and children alike.

CONNECT 4

This product was recommended by Daniela Sawyer from FindPeopleFast

With the classic game of Connect 4, you can challenge a friend to disc-dropping fun! To win, place your red or yellow discs in the grid and be the first to get four in a row. If your opponent is about to make a four-in-a-row, block them with your disc! Whoever wins can use the slider bar to release all discs and restart the game! Hasbro’s trademarks include Connect 4 and all related characters.

The Action Bible Guess-It Game Cards

This product was recommended by Alex Shute from FaithGiant

The Action Bible Guess-It Game Cards is a great game to broaden the Bible knowledge of teens. It comes with 99 chunky cards that have 20 clues on each of them. It also includes a Quick Reference Guide that will help them find each of the stories in The Action Bible. The instruction card gives them up to three ideas or ways how to play the game. These game cards are great for family game nights, family devotions, or even for traveling. They can even bring this in youth groups or camps, and they can also play it with other teens or kids to start a connection with them. 2 or more players can play this game, and it can ban an enjoyable way to bond and get kids interested in learning the Bible. Plus, the comic illustrations or pictures are very appealing to the youth.

Goat Lords by Gatwick Games

This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

The funniest card game I’ve played. If you’re looking for hilarious card games that will make everyone laugh, I suggest it for your whole family. It is so easy and fascinating that every teenager enjoys it a lot. So simple that a 6-year-old kid can also grasp it. Any youngsters like dueling to steal goats and grow their herds.

Fun Social Skills and Therapy Game

This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

This is a delightful game for young children. You may use this to connect with your kids. When we start with a Chill card, the conversation goes well. You can learn a lot about your teenage kids. Parents should check it out.

Spontuneous – The Song Game

This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors

Spontaneous is enjoyable for the entire family! This game captures the interest of even the most doubtful game night partygoer due to its simple gameplay and 30-minute average playtime. Anyone who knows a few songs, whether a child, a teen or an adult, will thrive at Spontuneous. Unplug for the evening and enjoy some campfire fun. Bring Spontaneous to your child’s next birthday celebration to keep the youngsters entertained until the pizza comes. On a rainy day, are you bored? Spend your time laughing with your family and friends of all ages while trying to come up with your next song. Spontaneous may accompany you wherever, from home to vacation.

Exploding Kittens

This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors

Exploding Kittens is our most funded Kickstarter card game and the second most funded Kickstarter board game of all time. It’s simply a card game with a cat-themed Russian Roulette. With exploding kittens hiding in the deck, your objective is to dodge them as fast as possible. The rules are straightforward: you play a card (or not) and draw a card. If you draw an exploding kitten, it’s game over unless you have a defuse card. Unless they get someone in their Kamikaze suicide mission, the exploding kittens always go back into the card deck. This means that your odds of survival decrease when the deck is reshuffled.

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Written by Zak Parker

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