People Bingo, Top Ice Breaker Games for Adults
People Bingo is one of the most popular ice breakers because it’s so easy to customize for your particular group and situation, and almost everyone knows how to play it. We’ll explain how to play, and show you how to make your own People Bingo game cards. Plus, we’ve got lists of ideas to get you started.
Up to 30. Divide larger groups.
Introductions in the classroom or at a meeting.
30 minutes, depending on the size of the group.
Bingo cards. See instructions below.
If you know your participants, make a list of 25 interesting traits that describe different aspects of them, things like, “plays the bongos,” “once lived in Sweden,” “has a karate trophy,” “has twins,” “collects children’s art,” “has a tattoo.”
If you don’t know your participants, make a list of more general traits like “drinks tea instead of coffee”, “loves the color orange,” “has two cats,” “drives a hybrid,” “went on a cruise in the last year.” You can make these easy or difficult depending on how much time you want the game to take.
It’s very easy to make your own bingo cards, especially if you’re on a tight budget or don’t have much time to prepare.