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Brain Fry - Catholic Youth Ministry Game

Brain Fry

This is one of the weirdest/craziest youth ministry games that requires no set up, no supplies, and typically 5-20 people. The more people the better I think.

Everyone sits in a circle and everyone works as a team to stack as many layers of chaos as they can and can handle before your brains are fried.

So what is a layer of chaos?

One person will be the leader for the group. They will begin and end each layer, keeping track of how the group is doing.

Starting the first layer.

To begin the first layer, the leader will decide on a topic (we will use foods as an example). They will say a topic and point to another person passing the baton to them with that topic. Then that person points at another person saying their food. It goes around until everyone has went once. The last person will go back to the leader.

This will be the standard order for round one. So for the food level you should remember who you receive from and who you pass to. Practice this a couple of times as a group and then you are ready to move on to round two.

For round two the leader should pick a different category and a different start person. Go through and practice round two. Ideally, everyone will receive from and pass to a different person than round one.

After you have practiced just round two you are ready for the chaos. The leader will begin both rounds so they start again with round one by saying their food to the person who they said it to in round one, once that person receives level one, the leader will pass the level two category to the appropriate person. The group will pass through both levels at the same time. Once the leader has received both levels the group moves on to adding a third level.

Typically you will do this until the leader has chosen every person in the circle to start with or until someone’s brain is fried and they just can not do it any longer.

Good luck. We have seen groups get up to 14-16 levels at one time. See if you can do more!



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  • Rachael W.

    Sounds like a lot of fun! My kids will love it!