Bang, Bong

I learned this game at the 2005 OCA Conference, at the "No Equipment, No Planning Time, No Problem" session facilitated by Matt Barr.

Have everyone stand in a circle, facing inward. Choose one person to be "IT", who stands in the middle of the circle. Armed with a "fake" water pistol (e.g., hands clasped together, index fingers pointing forward to form a pistol), IT points to any person in the circle and says either "bang" or "bong". If IT says "bang", the person pointed to must quickly put up their hands. If IT says "bong", the person does not move. Players are eliminated when a person puts up their hands on hearing "bong" instead of "bang". The faster the game moves, the more likely that people will get eliminated.

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