Game: Dominoes, Redefined

Game: Dominoes, Redefined

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Type/Purpose: Board/Card, Ice Breaker

Materials:

  • One set of dominoes
  • A supply of questions
  • Favorite movie, book, breakfast cereal
  • What superpower would you have
  • Your favorite childhood toy
  • Your expecations in coming to this meeting
  • etc. (customize them to fit your needs)

Set-Up: Give each participant a domino.

Play:

  • Use any of the following ideas to get your group into smaller groups. Once they have formed that group, give them one of the questions, and a few minutes to discuss. Then use another idea to mix them into new groups, and continue the process.
  • Look at the half of the domino with the bigger number, and gather with others who have that number.
  • Look at the half of the domino with the smaller number, and gather with others who have that number.
  • Add up all the dots on your domino. Get into a group with others who have the same sum as you.
  • Add up all the dots on your domino. Get into a group containing three members with different sums.
  • Put your domino behind your back and walk up to a partner. On the count of three, show each other your domino, and look at the half that contains the most dots. Those with the most dots gather in one group, and those with the least amount in another group.

Bonus Ideas:

  • Have participants share fun facts about themselves according to how many dots they have on their domino…5 dots, 5 facts.
  • Use graham crackers, frosting, and chocolate chips to create your own dominoes.
  • Play domino war. Pair up and show domino on three. Whoever has the half with the bigger number wins the round, and the other player gets to eat their loss.
  • Have a domino party, playing dominoes after the games.
  • Isn’t there a national pizza chain that relates? Hmmm.

Teachable Moments:

  • Use as a discussion starter. The dots on the domino uniquely identify it. How are you uniquely identified?
  • Use as a devotional tool. We are spotted with sin, yet God washes us clean (Isaiah 1:18, Hebrews 10:21-23).

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