I came up with this game as a way to help us kick off our Stretch Retreat for Middle School Students. The retreat is this weekend! Our aim is to challenge our students to stretch in their relationships with God and one another beyond where they are currently. Here is the game:
Comfort Zones Game
Played similar to Take a Hike / Fruit basket Turnover
Players sit in chairs in a circle. Just enough chairs for seated players. One leader at a time in the center (try two in the middle to mix it up). Leader calls out something that is out of his/her Comfort Zone. Anyone who is comfortable with that thing/action/etc must get up from their seat and find a new seat.
Ex. Leader says: “Riding roller coasters is really out of my comfort zone. “
Players in the circle who are comfortable riding roller coasters, get up and race to a new seat. They must move to a new seat at least two chairs away from their current seat. Person who does not find a seat is now the leader in the middle.
Next Player: Speaking in public is really out of my comfort zone.
Game can continue indefinitely and helps you get to know your group better.
The statements can be reversed: i.e. “Sharing a toothbrush with someone else is totally in my comfort zone.” Then all players who are uncomfortable would move.